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Water damage experts come to rescue of area homeowners

As anybody who has ever suffered it knows, heavy water damage at home can be a traumatic experience. Furniture, family possessions, important documents and other items can disappear in a splash.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Hall County teen earn honorable status

Fifteen-year-old Dallas Wright, like a lot of teenagers, turned to social media when he needed to find some inspiration for his Eagle Scout service project.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office

Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Retirement beckons Forsyth Extension agent

CUMMING - Stephen Garton was busy packing up books and posters about horticulture and wildlife last week.

March 16, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Enjoy some Irish eyes this St. Patrick's Day

Until I moved to Chicago, St. Patrick's Day wasn't a big event for me. But that first year, I was stunned by the sight of what locals took for granted - a boat slowly traveling the Chicago River depositing a rich green dye into the water. It was amazing to see the water turn emerald.

March 12, 2014 | By Elizabeth Karmel Associated Press | Life top stories


Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'

Nathaniel Shelton has a knack for helping young people find their talents.

March 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Christians practice Lenten traditions

Growing up in the United Methodist church, Nancy Page always knew about Lent but rarely observed the reflective Christian season. Her sister, on the other hand, always participated in a unique way.

March 08, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting

The artists stooped, stretched and sat along the wall as they carefully mixed paint colors and filled in details of a Venetian canal.

March 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Not eating meat during Lent can lead to fish on Fridays

Many faithful Catholics find eating fish is good for the soul as well as the body.

March 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Protect your financial information

Kathy and Hugh Bond got an unexpected call from their bank in November. It appears while the couple was spending time in Atlanta, Hugh Bond's debit card made a purchase in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 04, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Middle schoolers test their technological skills

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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Gainesville residents to unite in prayer

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church to build new worship center

Nestled in the corner of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road in Flowery Branch, Blackshear Place Baptist Church shines with its three stories of windows ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Chipotle serve 'secret' menu items

Ordering from a restaurant's secret menu may make a customer feel like a FBI agent.

April 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


2 men share knowledge of stars, planets with the masses

When most people think of science, they imagine sitting in a classroom, memorizing the periodic table of elements, creating volcanos out of papier–mâch ...

April 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville native uses his passion as a ‘jack of all trades’ in the film industry

April 17, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 17, 2016 | | Life top stories


10 Hall County churches form coalition to support foster families

Around October 2015, almost 200 children were removed from their homes in Hall County.

April 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


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