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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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Gainesville First UMC welcomes 2 new ministers

For the two new pastors at Gainesville First United Method Church, their appointments this year were somewhat of a homecoming.

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Both locations of Atlanta Botanical Garden cater to kids

While the Atlanta Botanical Garden lures tourists and gardeners alike to its facility in Atlanta, the garden at 1345 Piedmont Avenue does not forget to ...

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming couple celebrates 56 years of marriage on Father’s Day

John and Marjorie Reeves celebrated more than fatherhood two days ago.

June 20, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Lula resident hopes to receive kidney transplant from younger sister

Three times each week, Roy Hall makes the trek from his Lula home to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Gainesville for dialysis. Hall, who is in ...

June 20, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 19, 2016 | | Life top stories


Adventures in Missions deploys individuals around the world to help others

Sometimes it takes stepping into another world to see how you can make a difference.

June 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The Place of Forsyth County opens marketplace garden

FORSYTH COUNTY - The Place of Forsyth County opened its marketplace garden for the first time during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 10 in Cumming.

June 16, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Gainesville firefighters are champs at cooking chicken

Firefighters are typically known for their abilities to tame flames and keep people safe, but the Gainesville Fire Department is building a reputation for something ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native recalls her hometown's history

When Doris Smith was born in 1926, Flowery Branch was a different place.

June 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Living in the Blue Zone: Adopting plant-based diet good for health, longevity

A 66-year-old Greek-American man named Stamatis Moraitis was told by his doctor he had terminal cancer and six months to live. He packed up his ...

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Children’s choir from Uganda inspires others

A group of 20 children from Uganda have been singing praises around Georgia the past few months.

June 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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