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Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah in Hall

December 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Flowery Branch residents light up night with Christmas sights, sounds

Creating a spectacular light display takes devotion and time - a lot of time.

December 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Back Porch Oyster creates gorgonzola shrimp linguine on ‘100 Plates Locals Love’

From the fishing decor on the walls to the beach music and fresh seafood, it would be easy to forget Back Porch Oyster Bar is nestled among the mountains on the square in Dahlonega. And that is exactly what restaurant owners Lee and Trish Creef want.

December 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


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




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New literacy garden at Gardens on Green aims to inspire love of nature, reading

Four-year-old Eden Pethel gave one of the first tours at the new literacy garden at Gardens on Green.

April 27, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Couple creates 68-foot-long mural in midtown Gainesville

Allyson and Jason Everett were dreaming big when they created a 68-foot-long mural on the side of Gainesville Paint in midtown.

April 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man survives heart attack thanks to Good Samaritan, paramedics and doctors

Donald Brewer doesn't remember anything that happened on Feb. 5, 2016, except for one thing.

April 23, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


First Baptist Church to launch new program to inspire children to play

Ginny Stump remembers spending hours and hours of her childhood playing sports with her siblings and friends.

April 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch floral business gets flowers directly from local gardeners

When Southern Grace Enterprises owners Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel and Merilynn Woodfin need more fresh flowers for their shop, they make a quick phone call and have ...

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Kids learn the art of cooking and healthy eating through Kroger's Chef Junior program

Collins Pruitt has big dreams for her future.

April 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Battling Lyme disease tests Dahlonega resident's resolve

Sometimes Kaylee Senger spends days, if not weeks, in bed sick.

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


More churches offer live streaming services

4-year-old Kaydence McQueen is dancing around in her pajamas. It's Sunday morning, and she's attending church from her living room with her mother ...

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 16, 2017 | | Life top stories


Experts offer cleaning tips for a sparkling home this season

While real rabbits are springing up outside this season, it's the dust bunnies in your home you may want to locate.

April 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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