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Weird landscape lures travelers to Georgia

Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.

November 26, 2013 | Alison Marchman | Life top stories


Lakeview Academy wins One Act competition

For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.

November 25, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Winder girl focuses on blossoming TV career

When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.

November 24, 2013 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville woman deals with diagnosis

Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.

November 24, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Religious leaders see the glorious workings of God

Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.

November 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area beekeepers win state, international honey awards

Despite the hardships posed by colony collapse disorder, many Northeast Georgia beekeepers are thriving.

November 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Honeybees suffer massive losses

When local beekeeper Bob Bradbury surveyed his beehives last March in preparation for spring, he found a big surprise. About 80 percent of his hives were empty.

November 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Buying a budget-friendly feast for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, many consumers are awaiting the Black Friday deals. But for those living on a tight budget, finding bargains on food for the feast is more important. Therefore, The Times asked a couple of North Georgia experts, consulted online websites and went shopping to compile a Thanksgiving meal for four people for $60 or less.

November 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Help provide Thanksgiving food for others

If you are spending Thanksgiving at a friend or family member's home this year or have a little extra time and money, then a couple of North Georgia charities have an idea for you.

November 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


New sport of Pickleball appeals to North Georgians

A new sport is sweeping across senior communities and public gyms in North Georgia. The game pickleball, akin to tennis and badminton, frequently attracts seniors because of its smaller courts and greater accessibility.

November 19, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition

Upon first impression, Brianna Ray is a typical American teenager.

November 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Operation collects and delivers gifts to foreign children

Supplying needy children across the globe with Christmas gifts is an admirable goal, but Gainesville resident Jim Lee wants to offer foreign kids more than tangible items. He wants to offer them the gift of Christian faith.

November 18, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Landscaper loves the view from outside

Whenever Mark Fockele visits a new building his eyes are immediately drawn to the nearest window. It's a subconscious habit he's developed over the past 20 years.

November 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrity stylist recounts his life lessons

There are hair stylists, and there are artists.

November 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Church takes a journey to Bethlehem, figuratively

For 30 years, Dee Snow taught her elementary school students the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Now retired, she has returned to learning the basics - the Bible basics that is.

November 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | 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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