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Passion conference brings youth closer to Christ

Three locations, two cities, one conference.

January 22, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Homemade quilts make TV debut in 'Coat of Many Colors'

January 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area couple treks across Appalachian Trail

When you set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, you have two options. You can travel northbound from Georgia to Maine, or travel southbound from Maine to Georgia.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New senior pastor takes over reins at First Presbyterian Church

As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."

January 15, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Your guide to handmade tortillas and live mariachi music

On the outside, a small family-owned Mexican restaurant off Atlanta Highway in Gainesville appears to be nothing too out of the ordinary with its tan exterior and simple signage. But when you push the door open, those attributes melt away.

January 12, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Pinecrest Academy students create bouquet of origami cranes for Paris, Beirut

January 11, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Lanier Tech student walks road to recovery after battling alcohol addiction

Corey Taylor is man of routine.

January 10, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Annual revival brings Gainesville community together

Balancing bony hands on the handle of his cane, Collis Wheeler sways before a group of crooning churchgoers. He's one in a trio of elders leading several dozen in worship.

January 08, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Black’s Mill student broadcasters win statewide award

DAWSONVILLE - "Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast last month.

January 04, 2016 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Life top stories


Get fit, be financially savvy and improve yourself in 2016

Making a list of all the ways you're going to be a better person is the easy part. Improving yourself all year long takes discipline, motivation and know-how.

January 03, 2016 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Professional organizer offers tips to clear clutter

Christmas is finally over, but remnants of the holiday are strewn all over the house.

December 31, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Sweet memories of fudge, family

Christmas may be over, but leftovers from the food festivities pepper my kitchen counters. And the most coveted one remains in the pan with a lid, preserving its yummy texture, taste and smell - fudge.

December 29, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 UNG students give people a Lyft

For two University of North Georgia Gainesville campus students, finding a job with flexible hours amid a busy class schedule and other part-time work sometimes proves difficult.

December 28, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church turns 40

Forty years ago, 16 families carried in lawn chairs from home and arranged them in rows on a cement floor facing a homemade altar inside a small building in Buford. Then without any heat to warm their bodies, 30 to 35 people worshipped together in a Christmas Eve Mass. And the day before the celebration of Christ's birth, the Prince of Peace Catholic Church was born in 1975.

December 26, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Bethel AME Church honors four senior citizens

Sharing your life story can be a daunting task, especially when you're sharing someone else's.

December 25, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Women explore "IF" they could live like Jesus

For two days women around the world from all walks of life and all Christian denominations will ponder the same single question: What IF we ...

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


5 savvy ways to keep warm in winter (while saving energy)

As winter wears on, a few cheap and easy fixes can help keep homes warm while saving energy and money.

January 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


High school students get hands-on experience in the kitchen

Since he was 15 years old, Chris Mitas has worked in the food industry.

January 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Wedding videographer brings traditional, original elements to screen

Will Watkins describes himself as more of a storyteller than a wedding videographer.

January 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 24, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jonathan Jackson can carry a tune and a gun

What we do doesn't define us, except when it does. If anybody knows this, it's Jonathan Jackson.

January 23, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


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