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Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Maryville church gets hydroponic garden up and running

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - While the congregation at Cedar Point Church grows in its faith, members are starting a new community outreach that has them growing green, leafy veggies and lush tomatoes on an acre of land behind the church.

June 06, 2014 | MELANIE TUCKER The Daily Times | Life top stories


Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Summer squash goes straight from the farm into the frying pan

Questions are common at farmers markets.

June 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lifeguards, spray ground worker are soaking in the sun

Spending summers poolside is tough work but someone has to do it.

June 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Motorcyclists ride for Christ

The roar of the engine, the wind in your hair, the feel of the leather grips on the handlebars and the word of Jesus Christ. One of these is not like the others, or is it?

May 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Redbud Project protects native species with nature preserve

Margaret Rasmussen did little to contain her excitement as she noticed a white milkweed in bloom.

May 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Vegans cakes contain no eggs or dairy

As the summer season and warmer temperatures creep in, residents head outdoors for cookouts. Traditional grilling foods include hamburgers and hot dogs accompanied by potato salad and desserts such as cookies, cakes and pies.

May 28, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 canines detect explosives for Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Police officers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall while others are short. Some have two legs while others have four.

May 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Gainesville man refurbishes World War II biplane

John Coe still looks up to the sky when he hears a plane pass overhead.

May 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forgotten Civil War soldiers rediscovered

William "Bill" Bowers was always curious about his own Southern heritage.

May 25, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Local vets receive first DAR distinguished citizens award

National Defense Chairman Connie Tucker of the Col. William Candler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded the first two Distinguished Citizen Awards to Newman A. Jacobs, a former aviator with the U.S. Navy and retired U.S. Army Col. Bilton Vance.

May 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Two Indiana Lutheran churches unite under one name

GOSHEN, Ind. - A pair of Lutheran churches in Goshen are uniting under a new name but keeping their separate locations.

May 24, 2014 | ANGELLE BARBAZON The Elkhart Truth | Life top stories


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Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Area churches combine styles to draw worshipers

If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.

September 06, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master gardener grows a tapestry of roses, literally

Lynn Kempler dreamed of roses.

September 04, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Judge, competitive cook Scot Howard serves up barbecue secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Barbecue judge dishes up secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

In the past year, the U.S. Postal Service worker has started a website ranking various barbecue restaurants across the South and earned his official barbecue judging certificate. He started judging and competing professionally and selling his homemade goods to a growing clientele of barbecue lovers.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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