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New minister takes reins in Dawson County teen program

August 15, 2015 | | Life top stories

Murrayville man grows cucumbers and turns them into pickles

It's never too late to pick up a new hobby, and Mike Nosach is a prime example.

August 12, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

Project Appleseed teaches rifle history and marksmanship skills

Two weeks before Christmas in 2006, Wade Cummings returned to his Flowery Branch house to discover it had been burglarized.

August 11, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories

Vets learn artistic skills at Helen Arts & Heritage Center

In an open room filled with framed paintings, clay sculptures and other scattered art projects, chatter from bass and baritone voices rises and falls with casual conversation.

August 09, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS | Life top stories

Summer revival helps churches ‘refresh’ congregations

Summertime in the South is revival season, and churches across North Georgia have invited congregations out to experience it.

August 08, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories

Odd-looking fruits and veggies cause customers to look twice

Sherri Gerrin, from Liberty Farms in Clarkesville, is no stranger to uncommon-looking produce.

August 05, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Students’ attire can meet dress code, still be trendy

August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories

Psychotherapist relates to clients with personal struggles

Laurie Hyatt firmly believes people are never too old to learn something new or embark on a new adventure.

August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories

Party to raise funds for Action Ministries

Music, ministry and making a difference are common themes within the religious community in Gainesville.

August 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories

Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for the preferred plants of the insects and birds.

July 31, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories

Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories

Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories

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Hardman Farm full of history

Cindy Randolph leaned forward conspiratorially from her chair on her back porch with a twinkle in her eye and a quick smile.

October 04, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Egyptian fruit bats inhabit new home at zoo

Boy Scout Grant Randolph was nearing the cusp of earning his Eagle Scout ranking. All he needed was a worthwhile project to perform for a ...

September 29, 2015 | BY KAYLA CANADA | Life top stories

Two Gainesville women learn to row on Lake Lanier

Learning how to row is like riding a bicycle. It isn't always easy and you may fall over once or twice, but that's ...

September 27, 2015 | HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

DIVINE conference delivers message of empowering women

As women of all shapes, sizes and ages shuffled inside the sanctuary and waited for the program to begin at Free Chapel in Gainesville, two ...

September 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

Gainesville man eases school traffic for nearly 40 years

Jacob Wilmont is a jack-of-all-trades.

September 22, 2015 | | Life top stories

Gainesville woman’s art, nonprofit offer tangible support to cancer patients

A Hartwell woman driving to Gainesville four times a week for medical treatment scrapes up enough money for gas for the trips.

September 20, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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