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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


Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade. Another moved to America alone to find a better life. After working a strip club to make ends meet, the woman earned a job at McDonald's to help her quit stripping.

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Straight Street helps feed hungry children and struggling families through two programs

In addition to Beautiful Feet, Straight Street Revolution runs two other ministries in the Hall County area.

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

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

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop in downtown Flowery Branch.

December 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories




Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects and more.

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's condition can be difficult and often unaffordable.

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


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Eagle Leadership Martial School teaches Tang Soo Do fighting form at YMCA

At the front of the classroom stood a small boy with dark brown skin, close-cropped hair and a wide green belt. He stood out in ...

February 20, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Randy and Friends helps individuals with disabilities succeed

No matter how her day is going, Connie Derham always leaves Randy and Friends with a smile.

February 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister incorporates his passion for music into fifth Sunday service

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

February 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Bird watchers join forces during annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Some people, like Mike Saunders and his wife, Rosalie Jensen, become birders while exploring the great outdoors and wanting the knowledge to identify the feathered ...

February 16, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pan-seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Salmon

February 14, 2017 | | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Health System classes teach residents better cooking habits

As each new year comes and goes, a host of resolutions are made, pursued and then eventually discarded under the weight of daily life. Yet ...

February 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Good Samaritan provides food and aid to thousands in the area

Alvin Bagwell has wanted to help others since childhood.

February 12, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 12, 2017 | | Life top stories


Javier Chavez answers call to serve God during college

Javier Chavez came to the United States for one purpose: to study social sciences and religion at Lee University in the mid-1990s and become a ...

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


New Hispanic ministry becomes full-fledged church in Gainesville

When Javier Chavez came to the United States to pursue a college education in 1995, the then-18-year-old never dreamed he'd become a pastor.

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Haydee’s Cafe brings authentic, original Mexican foods to Gainesville

Maria P. Delgado was looking for a taste of traditional Mexican food when she first visited Haydee's Cafe.

February 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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