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C.W. Davis middle schoolers travel back to World War II

During World War II, American troops crossed oceans. But on Dec. 11, some Gainesville students crossed time to experience some of those darkest moments in modern history.

December 19, 2015 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


List of Christmas Eve services around town

The following is a list of some of the Christmas Eve services in Hall County:

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Area residents go all out with Christmas lights this season

Blue lights projected onto their decorated house makes the Whitey residence look like an underwater winter wonderland.

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Try 5 cookie recipes this holiday season

Flour, butter, eggs, sugar. Put them all together and you get magic.

December 15, 2015 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


What local kids want from Santa

During Christmas on Green Street, boys and girls of all ages were given the chance at The Times' building to write or drop off a letter to Santa Claus, letting the jolly ol' elf know if they have been naughty or nice this year along with their Christmas wish list.

December 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville native pens memoir about being a firefighter

Tony Baker stowed his firefighting gear safely in his locker, hoping to store away his day as a rookie with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. When he couldn't quiet his thoughts, the then-28-year-old Gainesville native pulled out a simple black-and-white composition book and searched for a quiet place to be alone.

December 13, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


10 tips from local designer to spruce up your home for holidays

With Christmas fast approaching, decorating your home for the season might be the last thing on your mind.

December 10, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Homemade soups fill stomachs, souls at St. Paul UMC

Simple or complex. Short trips to the nearest grocery store or flights to Idaho for the finest elk.

December 08, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Seven Gainesville teens reach Eagle Scout status

Charlie Adams had nine days to accomplish a goal he had been working for most of his life to achieve.

December 07, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Want to buy an historic gold mine in Lumpkin County?

America's political and gold mining pasts collide on a nearly 500-acre tract in Lumpkin County.

December 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's music director to retire

Since he began walking, Mike Henry's life has been enveloped by music.

December 07, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Dawson County teenager puts 'critters' first this Christmas

December 04, 2015 | | Life top stories


Elachee uses outdoor hands-on activities to teach home-school students

For Elberton mother Tracy Bell, driving three hours round-trip to ensure her two boys can participate in Elachee Nature Science Center's home-school program is "worth every penny."

December 03, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Eat at Thai serves up traditional, fresh flavors from Southeast Asia

Running a restaurant is a tough job, but someone has to do it.

December 02, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gillsville family wins spot on "Family Feud"

The Barrett family of Gillsville has no trouble being loud.

November 30, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - 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

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


Blackshear Place Baptist Church to build new worship center

Nestled in the corner of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road in Flowery Branch, Blackshear Place Baptist Church shines with its three stories of windows ...

April 22, 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


Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Chipotle serve 'secret' menu items

Ordering from a restaurant's secret menu may make a customer feel like a FBI agent.

April 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


2 men share knowledge of stars, planets with the masses

When most people think of science, they imagine sitting in a classroom, memorizing the periodic table of elements, creating volcanos out of papier–mâch ...

April 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville native uses his passion as a ‘jack of all trades’ in the film industry

April 17, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 17, 2016 | | Life top stories


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