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Ronda Rich: Losing loved ones and gaining new ones

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize so little of it was anticipated, while some of it was neither wanted nor appreciated.

December 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau graduate receives wedding proposal after her commencement

Graduation is a milestone event in a person's life.

December 26, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Residents keep their holiday traditions alive

Thirty years ago in Cornelia, Cindy Randolph picked up a miniature, porcelain stucco-style house to decorate her home during Christmas.

December 25, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Dr. Tom Smiley: What’s in a name?

My granddaddy had the tradition of giving nicknames to each of his nine children and each grandchild until the time of his death.

December 25, 2016 | Dr. Tom Smiley tsmiley@lakewoodlife.org | Life top stories


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship service schedules

Christmas Eve and Day services

December 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah in Hall

December 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Flowery Branch residents light up night with Christmas sights, sounds

Creating a spectacular light display takes devotion and time - a lot of time.

December 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Back Porch Oyster creates gorgonzola shrimp linguine on ‘100 Plates Locals Love’

From the fishing decor on the walls to the beach music and fresh seafood, it would be easy to forget Back Porch Oyster Bar is nestled among the mountains on the square in Dahlonega. And that is exactly what restaurant owners Lee and Trish Creef want.

December 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Gainesville teen earns highest honor from Girl Scouts thanks to her Sow More, Grow More program

Before she read her poetry to former poet laureates at the Library of Congress, before she received fan mail from President Barack Obama, before she fed more than 2,000 hungry kids and before the Georgia General Assembly issued a proclamation saying it was "confident that vast success is surely in this young woman's future," Katie Rose Dionne was a typical girl who sold cookies for her Girl Scout troop and liked to sing Taylor Swift songs.

December 19, 2016 | BY BEKAH PORTER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

December 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


Design a festive ornament wreath

If you don't have a green thumb or don't want to mess with natural elements, "Southern Hospitality" blogger Rhoda Vickers has the answer for you.

December 15, 2016 | Times staff reports For Times | Life top stories


Surprise your guests with a handmade wreath this Christmas

December 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Planting trees in the dead of winter is all right

There is no reason to wait until spring to plant a special landscape tree.

December 15, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Retirement Community, Lanier Village Estates, crafts holiday gingerbread display

A snowman strumming a guitar around a campfire. Children playing in the snow and bundled-up couples walking mitten in mitten.

December 13, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and scrawl out their wish list for Santa and drop it into a box for delivery during the annual Christmas on Green Street event Sunday.

December 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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Bedbound woman wins trip to Zoo Atlanta

Bedbound for about a year now, Delores Dobson does not venture outdoors much.

March 27, 2017 | | Life top stories


Gainesville women fighting to find a cure for cancer

Five months and three cancer diagnoses destroyed Gail Schneider's family.

March 26, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 26, 2017 | | Life top stories


New minister at St. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church finds a nontraditional path to service

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


A few trends to try in your garden this spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including ...

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




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