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Hall County resident works with therapy horses and children

Most days, Charles Gabriel is the first to arrive at Walker Therapy in North Forsyth.

March 07, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Ken Robbins feels like 'a million bucks' after losing 100 pounds

Ken Robbins of Murrayville lifts weights at the gym four days a week, runs a business in Atlanta with more than 70 employees, is a proud father of three and is celebrating 24 years of marriage with the woman he loves.

March 06, 2016 | BY FRANK REDDY For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville man recovers his father's long lost ID bracelet

Thanks to the power of the Internet and genealogy websites, a missing bracelet has been reunited with its rightful owners after being lost for more than 70 years.

February 29, 2016 | | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 28, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville medical community rallies for annual mission trip

A pile of suitcases toted by 30 medical professionals and 21 other volunteers lay in the pebbly streets of San Juan de la Maguana, in the western region of the Dominican Republic.

February 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


McEver Road UMC considers new locale for bigger congregation

Forty years ago, it was a fraction of the size it is today.

February 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Tips to transform garage from messy space to organized space

Many homeowners would never let sports gear, tools and yard equipment clutter up the front hall where it's the first things guests see.

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


Bid adieu to 'Downton Abbey' with British-style tea time

If you're a fan of "Downton Abbey," chances are you're soon to be in a funk.

February 23, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 23, 2016 | | Life top stories


AARP Tax-Aide helps filing tax returns

Filing taxes can be confusing and getting help can be expensive.

February 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories




Betty Toney retires after 52 years at hospital

"I always treated the people like I would want my own family to be treated," Toney said.

February 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Smithgall garden offers classes to help landscape during cold months

During the harsh winter months, anyone's garden can go from lush and green to brown and dying.

February 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Salvadoran, Mexican dishes on menu at La Reyna

One wouldn't expect to find quality handmade pupusas from El Salvador in a restaurant right beside a gas station. But there is such a place.

February 16, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Play On Players earns high honors at Junior Theater Festival

Children's theater is popping in Gainesville as the Play On Players received international acclaim once again at the Junior Theater Festival.

February 15, 2016 | | Life top stories


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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


Women's group from Unicoi Springs helps needy through array of projects

It's the third Tuesday of the month and a group of a dozen women wearing silly hats they decorated themselves are gathered for a ...

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | 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 ...

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 ...

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


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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