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Michael Wheeler: The tree dilemma: Should it stay or should it go?

Over the past few days, I have received a number of phone calls about whether or not trees should be taken out or left standing. Much of the concern has been due to the weather we have had over the past couple of weeks. Dry conditions over the past few years followed by good growing conditions have stressed a lot of trees. Soft ground from the recent rains and strong winds has proven too much for some trees.

June 30, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


‘Real homemade bread’ makes Hop’s pop

"People will walk a mile or 2 miles ... and across the tracks" for the sandwich bread at Hop's Kitchen in Gainesville, Rosemary Dodd said recently.

June 28, 2017 | By JK Devine For The Times | Life top stories


10 wolf puppies born at North Georgia Zoo

A new and rather large litter of gray wolves was born this spring at North Georgia Zoo. Now, the puppies are ready for socialization.

June 27, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 25, 2017 | | Life top stories


Society in Tiger works to preserve indigo snake in North Ga. mountains

There's a den of snakes in Tiger, and all the South should be happy about it.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Gainesville woman celebrates 70th birthday after medical battles

Every morning at 5 a.m., Harriett Lackey made her rounds as a unit secretary at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, putting labwork and other reports on patients' charts hours before the doctors arrived.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift store supports pantry for household items

As manager of the Nothing Wasted Pantry on McEver Road in Gainesville, Patti Dixon said she knows the bags of household supplies and toiletry items she hands out will not meet every need of families struggling to make ends meet.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Riverside Military Academy cadets travel to China to study language and culture

While many high school students spend the summer earning extra money at part-time jobs, going on vacation and spending time with friends, two Riverside Military Academy cadets will learn a different culture and speak a foreign language.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Gainesville girl to enhance her foreign language skills in China

For the past four years, Ivy Gerrell has made studying the Chinese language part of her high school and college coursework.

June 11, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Braselton resident off to research cheetahs in Africa

In three summers, Angela Harvey's passion for research and wildlife has given her the opportunity to study on three different continents.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Hall's flora and fauna shine on a sunny day at the Biennial Garden Walk

The Hall County Master Gardeners' biennial Garden Walk includes five residential gardens with three in Gainesville and two in Flowery Branch. The Gardens on Green in downtown Gainesville was the only public garden. Each garden featured something unique, but participants along the walk glad to view the sunny and shaded views of them all.

June 09, 2017 | | Life top stories


Gainesville girl blessed with remodeled room, handicap-accessible van

Zyah Goss-Pittman isn't your average kid.

June 06, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


Journey Church becomes official owner of its land and building

More than seven years ago, Lanier Hills Church lead pastor Randall Popham noticed some of his flock were traversing Hall County to attend the church off Duckett Mill Road in Gainesville.

June 03, 2017 | BY JENNIFER LINN and J.K. DEVINE life@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 01, 2017 | | Life top stories


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Minister's Message: Redemption for our failings only found by seeking God’s grace

I'm sure your heart and soul are still reeling from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, as mine are. Yes, the events that unfolded ...

August 18, 2017 | Scott Hearn shearn@gfumc.com | Life top stories


Clermont church restoring its antique stained-glass windows

Sally Usher admittedly has a special place in her heart for the giant-sized, multicolor stained-glass windows at the historic chapel on the campus of Concord ...

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 20

August 17, 2017 | | Life top stories


Crevolyn Wiley: Back to school creates exciting, hectic moments

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids. I was the one who could hardly wait to get back to school ...

August 16, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Shelter dogs get to run free thanks to volunteer and her Pooch Pontoon

Tail whipping the air, Ruben was raring to go as the Pooch Pontoon beached on the sandy shore of a little island on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017 | | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Anchor children with deep roots of love, faith

Having kids is hard. Raising them is even tougher and even difficult at times. Raising children in the way they should go is demanding on ...

August 12, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin | Life top stories


Teen pianist Allie Heard debuts new album at Sunday concert

At 16, Allie Heard already has been playing the piano for nine years, and she's had four albums produced.

August 11, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


A chance find in antique shop draws out memories for Riverstreet band twins

On Feb. 6, 1983, the British band Badfinger was performing in Brassy's Night Club in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

August 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Christ's way teaches us not to retaliate with angry, vulgar words

There are some true gems of wisdom hidden in the New Testament Epistles. Consider the portrait of Christ painted in 1 Peter 2:22-23: "Christ ...

August 05, 2017 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Life top stories


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