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Despite disability, Dawsonville man doesn’t let injury get him down

What have you learned from all this?

September 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories

Trail Life teaches troops to ‘walk worthy’

Teaching boys and young men the Christian values and life skills needed for later in life is the purpose of an all-male program in Gainesville.

September 05, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

Master Gardener shares love of natural-looking space with others

For Talmo woman Karin Hicks, knowledge is power.

September 04, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Seminole War vet receives military headstone

In 1836, many men marched away from their families and homesteads to fight in the Second Seminole War raging in Florida. One of those men was Curtis C. Hutcheson.

September 01, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Kickball league ‘a blast’ for adults players in Gainesville

Trey McPhaul and some friends played kickball at his daughter's first birthday party.

August 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories

First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their goals by donating their time. They hope to continue the same tradition this year.

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any longer, or at least need some help with everyday chores.

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Prime time to use peaches for cooking and baking

An old wooden sign on the side of Cornelia Highway displays a message in red paint and all capitalized letters: "JAEMOR FARMS - PEACHES - 4 MILES".

August 19, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

Senior woman checks off bucket list item by riding horse

Horse lovers of any age can appreciate the earthen yet pleasant smell that comes from a horse stable. And that is especially true for 87-year-old Dusty Harrison.

August 18, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

'Funtology' turns into a success at Boys & Girls Clubs

For most little girls, a baby doll is their first toy. Then as they get older, a Barbie may enter the picture, allowing the little girls to brush her hair and dress her in different outfits.

August 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Gainesville man finds purpose traveling the globe

Like many high school graduates, Reed Partrick did not know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 2012 North Hall High School graduate knew he wanted to go to college eventually, but "wasn't sure what I wanted to study."

August 16, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

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

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Wondrous color beneath the surface at Jungle Paradise Daylilies

To say June is Suzanne Franklin's busiest month is an understatement.

November 27, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Simple side dish recipes for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 | | Life top stories

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


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