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Passion conference brings youth closer to Christ

Three locations, two cities, one conference.

January 22, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Homemade quilts make TV debut in 'Coat of Many Colors'

January 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area couple treks across Appalachian Trail

When you set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, you have two options. You can travel northbound from Georgia to Maine, or travel southbound from Maine to Georgia.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New senior pastor takes over reins at First Presbyterian Church

As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."

January 15, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Your guide to handmade tortillas and live mariachi music

On the outside, a small family-owned Mexican restaurant off Atlanta Highway in Gainesville appears to be nothing too out of the ordinary with its tan exterior and simple signage. But when you push the door open, those attributes melt away.

January 12, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Pinecrest Academy students create bouquet of origami cranes for Paris, Beirut

January 11, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Lanier Tech student walks road to recovery after battling alcohol addiction

Corey Taylor is man of routine.

January 10, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Annual revival brings Gainesville community together

Balancing bony hands on the handle of his cane, Collis Wheeler sways before a group of crooning churchgoers. He's one in a trio of elders leading several dozen in worship.

January 08, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Black’s Mill student broadcasters win statewide award

DAWSONVILLE - "Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast last month.

January 04, 2016 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Life top stories


Get fit, be financially savvy and improve yourself in 2016

Making a list of all the ways you're going to be a better person is the easy part. Improving yourself all year long takes discipline, motivation and know-how.

January 03, 2016 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Professional organizer offers tips to clear clutter

Christmas is finally over, but remnants of the holiday are strewn all over the house.

December 31, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Sweet memories of fudge, family

Christmas may be over, but leftovers from the food festivities pepper my kitchen counters. And the most coveted one remains in the pan with a lid, preserving its yummy texture, taste and smell - fudge.

December 29, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 UNG students give people a Lyft

For two University of North Georgia Gainesville campus students, finding a job with flexible hours amid a busy class schedule and other part-time work sometimes proves difficult.

December 28, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church turns 40

Forty years ago, 16 families carried in lawn chairs from home and arranged them in rows on a cement floor facing a homemade altar inside a small building in Buford. Then without any heat to warm their bodies, 30 to 35 people worshipped together in a Christmas Eve Mass. And the day before the celebration of Christ's birth, the Prince of Peace Catholic Church was born in 1975.

December 26, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Bethel AME Church honors four senior citizens

Sharing your life story can be a daunting task, especially when you're sharing someone else's.

December 25, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Reserve a seat for brunch or lunch on Mother's Day

Give mom a break this Mother's Day and take her out for a meal.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Buford woman starts nonprofit to help young girls

Elaine Haynes believes everyone has a gift.

May 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Go camping with the conveniences of home in yurts, teepees

While enjoying the great outdoors can be an unforgettable experience, a recent trend is to enjoy the fun of camping with some of the amenities ...

May 01, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 01, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville residents to unite in prayer Thursday

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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