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11-month trip alters woman’s life and career

Editor's note: India's government requires Sarah's Covenant Homes to protect the names of its children. All of the kids have been given nicknames by the orphanage's staff members.

March 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Animal lovers pay high price for pet care

How far would you go to help your sick pet?

March 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Many on a mission to find bent "marker" trees

Danny Head of Clermont always wondered about the oddly-bent trees near the intersection of the Chattahoochee River and Mossy Creek. Little did he know trees with a similar shape were used by Native Americans to mark trading trails, bodies of water or even battlefield sites.

March 21, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Soup and salad combination can be hearty and healthy

Soup and salad is a popular healthy meal choice at many restaurants but sometimes the meals miss the mark. The combinations can be either too light, leaving you hungry, or too high in calories, negating the good intentions behind the meal choice.

March 19, 2014 | BY SAVANNAH KING and J.K. DEVINE For The Times | Life top stories


Water damage experts come to rescue of area homeowners

As anybody who has ever suffered it knows, heavy water damage at home can be a traumatic experience. Furniture, family possessions, important documents and other items can disappear in a splash.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Hall County teen earn honorable status

Fifteen-year-old Dallas Wright, like a lot of teenagers, turned to social media when he needed to find some inspiration for his Eagle Scout service project.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office

Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Retirement beckons Forsyth Extension agent

CUMMING - Stephen Garton was busy packing up books and posters about horticulture and wildlife last week.

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


Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Enjoy some Irish eyes this St. Patrick's Day

Until I moved to Chicago, St. Patrick's Day wasn't a big event for me. But that first year, I was stunned by the sight of what locals took for granted - a boat slowly traveling the Chicago River depositing a rich green dye into the water. It was amazing to see the water turn emerald.

March 12, 2014 | By Elizabeth Karmel Associated Press | Life top stories


Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'

Nathaniel Shelton has a knack for helping young people find their talents.

March 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Christians practice Lenten traditions

Growing up in the United Methodist church, Nancy Page always knew about Lent but rarely observed the reflective Christian season. Her sister, on the other hand, always participated in a unique way.

March 08, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Jewish organization opens new location in Cumming

The Jewish community in North Georgia now has another place it can call home.

September 30, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming man grows herbicide- and pesticide-free lettuce

Jeff Adams always dreamed of becoming a farmer, but he didn't have the land needed to make it a reality. So, he discovered a ...

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


Celebrate the fall season with apple-related festivities

From baskets filled to the brim to the smell of them baking in the oven, apples seem to be everywhere in the fall.

September 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Breast cancer survivor credits faith, family in overcoming illness

Mary Bagwell believes having a positive outlook will take you a long way in life. And as a Christian woman, she knows God is in ...

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


BULLI Bards explores soul with written words

What is the soul and how does it manifest?

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 25, 2016 | | Life top stories


Husband and wife minister to congregation at historic church in Dahlonega

The Rev. Walter James Whelchel and his wife, Rhonda, were the first couple married at the current altar of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Area woman grows baking business into award-winning success

When you want the best of the best, Diane Toth said to call cakemaster Natalie Bryn.

September 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Cleveland man pens his father's memoir

Just about two years ago, Guy Michaels thought his world would be turned upside down on Sept. 22, 2014, when his father died.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Drinking a glass of wine a day could give you potential health benefits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


12Stone Church opens new building in Braselton

At 12Stone Church, it's all about the individual.

September 16, 2016 | | Life top stories


Randall Murray: Cleveland couple turn family dairy farm into CeNita Vineyards and Winery

Greg Crumley used to construct houses. Now he constructs wines, very good wines.

September 06, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


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