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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 the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

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 for and ministering to others.

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 and towering silver steeple.

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–mâché or reciting the planets backward and forward.

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


2 West Hall graduates start Off Ponce, sell beer-infused soap on Etsy website

Experimenting with beers and soaps has worked out well for three women who turned their knack for creativity into an online business.

April 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Southern Baked Pie Co. adds to menu and plans on second location

Amanda Wilbanks likes to make things from scratch.

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


West Forsyth High School graduate to climb Mount Everest

WEST FORSYTH - A West Forsyth High School and West Point graduate is set to begin climbing to the peak of Mount Everest, all while breaking some records and raising awareness for soldiers' mental health.

April 12, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Healing Threads: Gainesville woman’s quilt part of national traveling exhibit

In 2012, Judy Carpenter sat and watched her mother slip away from life while in hospice care.

April 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 10, 2016 | | Life top stories


Free Chapel to add small chapel, wedding terrace and outdoor amphitheater on property

Free Chapel believes in making memories for its congregation and the community.

April 08, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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