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Hall County woman carves out career as zombie on 'The Walking Dead'

Sonya Thompson makes her living playing dead.

May 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 29, 2016 | | Life top stories


How to move from large house to smaller home after 25 years

It took Strother Randolph more than a year to convince his wife, Cindy, to consider leaving their home of 25 years and move into a smaller home. Finally last summer, the Gainesville woman agreed.

May 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Hot Dog Ninja serves all-beef franks, Polish sausages from cart

Step aside, Oscar Mayer. There's a new mayor of wieners in town - it's Landon Brockmeyer.

May 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Learn to skim the surface in a kayak or canoe

Last week, the Pan American Championships brought the excitement of canoe and kayak racing to Gainesville. Several athletes who train with the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club competed, but the club - and other groups in the area - offer more recreational activities throughout the year.

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Buford man raises awareness about rare disorder

The first time Alexis Rodriguez walked into a support meeting for individuals with myasthenia gravis, all he could see was white hair.

May 22, 2016 | BY FRANK REDDY For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 22, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area churches offer a variety of VBS programs for the summer

Summer activities are gearing up as schools close for their break, but that does not mean learning is over. Many vacation Bible schools set to begin next month will teach children about God and Jesus in unique and fun-filled ways.

May 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


5 tips to turn your cluttered closet into an organized space

Whether you are a fashionista with a perfectly color-coded closet or a man who wears five of the same type of shirt every day, chances are your bedroom and closet could benefit from a good cleaning and reorganization.

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


Reid's Cafe in Murrayville offers family-friendly fare

Harold Kanady of Murrayville eats at Reid's Cafe almost every day. Some days he even eats there twice a day.

May 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman crafts soft, beastly and cuddly critters

In Megan Noble's line of work, the more misshapen, wacky and strange, the better.

May 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Challenged Child and Friends teaches students, siblings about sports

A little boy in a blue shirt holds a baseball bat uncertainly in his hand.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Two ministers at Gainesville First United Methodist Church leaving for new positions

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is losing two of its longtime clergy in the coming weeks to promotions within the church conference. And while there are sure to be a few tears shed, it's the start of a new journey.

May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for beautification awards

For the past 25 years, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has been commending private homeowners and businesses with an award for their efforts of maintaining their properties and making them looking beautiful.

May 12, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Neat Eats offers oven-ready dishes with drive-through convenience

Making a family dinner has never been as easy as pulling up to Neat Eats' purple and light blue drive-through shop off Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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Anderson's Sunflower Farm brightens up scenery in Cumming

When Dennis Anderson's father suggested planting sunflowers on the family farm, Anderson couldn't see a good reason.

June 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Carniceria Tapatia is more than a grocery store

When you walk into the Carniceria Tapatia off Browns Bridge Road, you can hear the music from a local Hispanic radio station play, setting in ...

June 28, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN For The Times | Life top stories


Mayor's dog helps spread cheer at Auburn City Hall

Lila works hard for the city of Auburn.

June 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES PHELPS cphelps@barrowcountynews.com | Life top stories


University of North Georgia students tend to patients in Peru

A diligent team of seven college students took a week out of their summer break, boarded a plane, traveled more than 3,000 miles and ...

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


Pets of the Week

June 26, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville First UMC welcomes 2 new ministers

For the two new pastors at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, their appointments this year were somewhat of a homecoming.

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Both locations of Atlanta Botanical Garden cater to kids

While the Atlanta Botanical Garden lures tourists and gardeners alike to its facility in Atlanta, the garden at 1345 Piedmont Avenue does not forget to ...

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming couple celebrates 56 years of marriage on Father’s Day

John and Marjorie Reeves celebrated more than fatherhood two days ago.

June 20, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Lula resident hopes to receive kidney transplant from younger sister

Three times each week, Roy Hall makes the trek from his Lula home to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Gainesville for dialysis. Hall, who is in ...

June 20, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Adventures in Missions deploys individuals around the world to help others

Sometimes it takes stepping into another world to see how you can make a difference.

June 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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