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Forsyth mother, South Georgia couple find 'the perfect match'

NORTH FORSYTH - Jessica and Alonso Martinez are counting down the days until their son will be born today at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

March 25, 2014 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories


11-month trip alters woman’s life and career

Editor's note: India's government requires Sarah's Covenant Homes to protect the names of its children. All of the kids have been given nicknames by the orphanage's staff members.

March 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Animal lovers pay high price for pet care

How far would you go to help your sick pet?

March 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Many on a mission to find bent "marker" trees

Danny Head of Clermont always wondered about the oddly-bent trees near the intersection of the Chattahoochee River and Mossy Creek. Little did he know trees with a similar shape were used by Native Americans to mark trading trails, bodies of water or even battlefield sites.

March 21, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Soup and salad combination can be hearty and healthy

Soup and salad is a popular healthy meal choice at many restaurants but sometimes the meals miss the mark. The combinations can be either too light, leaving you hungry, or too high in calories, negating the good intentions behind the meal choice.

March 19, 2014 | BY SAVANNAH KING and J.K. DEVINE For The Times | Life top stories


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


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World War II veteran and Murrayville man visits memorials in US capital on Honor Flight

Gary Gambrell stood silently and respectfully as he watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Churches prepare for upcoming vacation Bible school

Barbecues, baseball and beach visits are staple of the summer season. Area churches are no different.

May 27, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


Hall County garden walk aims to inspire June 3

From a koi pond to a double waterfall, flower beds to a potting shed and a portable greenhouse to fruit plants - all can be found ...

May 26, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Second-graders become authors and illustrators with hard-bound book

When second-grader Joan (pronounced John) Diaz walked into The Den at the media center at Fair Street International Academy last week, his face quickly lit ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau softball player gets back into the game after having a baby girl

Mackenzie Oliver Mullis' collegiate softball season came to an end Tuesday, but the next journey of her life is just underway.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 21, 2017 | | Life top stories


Kipper Tool garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables for employees

About six years ago, a third of an acre adjacent to Kipper Tool in Gainesville was just a piece of turf. But employee Randy Jeffers ...

May 19, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


4 picnic packing safety guidelines to follow this summer

When it comes to staying safe during summer picnics, it's not just sunscreen and water wings that are needed. As the temperature rises, so ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Former teacher wins jury selection award with his movie 'The System'

Filmmaker Robert Keith Kelly said he felt intimidated when he attended the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in February, where his film "The ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Hall County woman volunteers with March of Dimes after youngest daughter's premature birth

Melissa Payne is celebrating Mother's Day with her two daughters this year by having "mommy and me" portraits taken Saturday and enjoying a special ...

May 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Waycross native overcame eyesight issues in path to role at Murrayville church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

May 13, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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