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Proper grading saves house foundations from water damage

After one of the wettest summers in years, yards and basements may need a little extra attention to prevent or correct problems brought on by excess water.

August 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ripened tomatoes arrive at area farmers' markets

Tomato season has finally found its stride in North Georgia despite the deluge of rain this summer.

August 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Life top stories


Times copy editor explores Georgia's natural beauty

When I first started at The Times, I read a column by Dick Yarbrough. I liked it so much I decided to keep a copy of it in my desk drawer. In fact, I almost cried from laughing so hard.

August 13, 2013 | Alison Marchman | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Research purebred pets

I'm not a big fan of the royal family. I don't dislike the royals, but I wasn't terribly interested in the babywatch recently.

August 11, 2013 | Matthew Sisk Ceterinarian columnist | Life top stories


Women break down political barriers

An emailed reminder mentions the breakfast club will have its regular monthly meeting at the usual place and time - 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the private room of Luna's restaurant.

August 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan children on a mission to say thanks

One student brought his notebooks from school on his trip to Gainesville so he could keep up with his studies while he's away.

August 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Leasing solar panels an option for homeowners

Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one.

August 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


To-do list for autumn

Fall is my favorite time to plant and work in the garden. The days are cooler and it is a great time to plan and implement some great projects to ensure a beautiful landscape the following year.

August 09, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Peaches ripe later due to more rain, less sunshine

John Zelek and his sister-in-law, Jo Literal, combed the Hall County Farmers Market on a recent Tuesday morning for fresh peaches.

August 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Veteran US mail carrier works with speed, ease at post office

Mail delivery is usually a very ordinary thing. Mostly anyone during the week knows when the mailman has stopped at his or her house.

August 06, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Rich’s book jumps from pages to small screen

The people of small-town Blytheville, Ark., stood in line at a bookstore to meet best-selling author Ronda Rich and put in a good word for their unmarried mayor.

August 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club members model latest fall fashions

For most children, the first day of school is a chance to start fresh and show their peers how they have changed during the summer.

August 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville couple takes "bucket list" trip to Galapagos Islands

"I want to be on every continent before I leave this world," Reesa Dawkins said flipping through photos of her latest adventure - a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

August 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches answer call to arms students with school supplies

Even for families who aren't struggling financially, preparing students to go back to school can get expensive quickly.

August 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


U-pick farms hit hard by rains

Most summer days, u-pick farms are well harvested by families and tourists looking for a freshly picked berry treat. This year, however, heavy rainfall has caused a few complications for farmers and pickers in the Hall County area.

August 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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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 ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | 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 hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


New minister takes reins in Dawson County teen program

August 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


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