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Many on a mission to find bent "marker" trees

Danny Head of Clermont always wondered about the oddly-bent trees near the intersection of the Chattahoochee River and Mossy Creek. Little did he know trees with a similar shape were used by Native Americans to mark trading trails, bodies of water or even battlefield sites.

March 21, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Soup and salad combination can be hearty and healthy

Soup and salad is a popular healthy meal choice at many restaurants but sometimes the meals miss the mark. The combinations can be either too light, leaving you hungry, or too high in calories, negating the good intentions behind the meal choice.

March 19, 2014 | BY SAVANNAH KING and J.K. DEVINE For The Times | Life top stories

Water damage experts come to rescue of area homeowners

As anybody who has ever suffered it knows, heavy water damage at home can be a traumatic experience. Furniture, family possessions, important documents and other items can disappear in a splash.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Hall County teen earn honorable status

Fifteen-year-old Dallas Wright, like a lot of teenagers, turned to social media when he needed to find some inspiration for his Eagle Scout service project.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office

Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Retirement beckons Forsyth Extension agent

CUMMING - Stephen Garton was busy packing up books and posters about horticulture and wildlife last week.

March 16, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories

Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Enjoy some Irish eyes this St. Patrick's Day

Until I moved to Chicago, St. Patrick's Day wasn't a big event for me. But that first year, I was stunned by the sight of what locals took for granted - a boat slowly traveling the Chicago River depositing a rich green dye into the water. It was amazing to see the water turn emerald.

March 12, 2014 | By Elizabeth Karmel Associated Press | Life top stories

Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'

Nathaniel Shelton has a knack for helping young people find their talents.

March 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Christians practice Lenten traditions

Growing up in the United Methodist church, Nancy Page always knew about Lent but rarely observed the reflective Christian season. Her sister, on the other hand, always participated in a unique way.

March 08, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting

The artists stooped, stretched and sat along the wall as they carefully mixed paint colors and filled in details of a Venetian canal.

March 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Not eating meat during Lent can lead to fish on Fridays

Many faithful Catholics find eating fish is good for the soul as well as the body.

March 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Forsyth County teen shares experiences from "The Voice"

November 23, 2015 | | Life top stories

Thanksgiving Day and its traditions evolve throughout years

When Dana Chapman thinks of Thanksgiving, one image comes to mind. It is a 1943 Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom From Want," which was part ...

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Experts: Black Friday shopping helps local economy

Many people focus on the edible fare, family time and football on Thanksgiving Day.

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

African Children's Choir to sing, dance at Gainesville church

Some people catch themselves humming one tune or another throughout the day, whether it's happy or sad.

November 20, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN | Life top stories

10 simple ways to repair holiday kitchen disasters

If you're planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you'd be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: "Never ...

November 17, 2015 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories

Facebook page helps area couple find their missing dog

If you've ever lost a furry friend, you know how frightening and stressful it can be.

November 16, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Fire chief credits boys club for path to dream job

At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy ...

November 14, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Operation Christmas Child delivers toy-filled shoeboxes

Most families around the holidays can't live without several things: A turkey dinner with their loved ones; traditions such as Elf on the Shelf ...

November 13, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN | Life top stories

Lula shop offers flower arrangements, sweet treats

"Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope."

November 13, 2015 | SANDRA WARWICK For The Times | Life top stories

Your guide to authentic tacos at Taqueria El Antojito

Editor's note: High school intern Charles Olsen can often be found in The Times conference room telling the other high school interns about the ...

November 10, 2015 | By Charles Olsen | Life top stories

Veterans receive red, white, blue quilts from local group

As people poured through the doors of Central Baptist Church on Sunday for the 11 a.m. service, it was hard not to notice the ...

November 10, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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