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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


Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting

The artists stooped, stretched and sat along the wall as they carefully mixed paint colors and filled in details of a Venetian canal.

March 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Not eating meat during Lent can lead to fish on Fridays

Many faithful Catholics find eating fish is good for the soul as well as the body.

March 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Protect your financial information

Kathy and Hugh Bond got an unexpected call from their bank in November. It appears while the couple was spending time in Atlanta, Hugh Bond's debit card made a purchase in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 04, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Middle schoolers test their technological skills

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Church members seek 'authentic' faith

It's been nearly a year since St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Catholic Church on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville first opened its own doors after worshipping in borrowed locations for years.

March 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Football coaches take on a Hail Mary mission to Portugal

Many a prayer has been offered up under the brilliance of stadium lights on Friday nights.

March 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Churches re-enact Jesus' birth in Bethlehem

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on Etsy.com

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

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


Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Clermont homes, businesses open to guests for inaugural tour

The Christmas season is in full swing on Holly Springs Road in Clermont.

November 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Thanksgiving recipes to keep your diet on track

Healthy eating and the holidays rarely go hand-in-hand, but there are ways to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without totally blowing your diet.

November 23, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


50 Brenau students filmed in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

This past weekend, members of Brenau University's cheer and dance teams shared the silver screen with actors Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris ...

November 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch family is thankful for daughter's victory over brain cancer

Wes and Jennifer Williams have something extra to be thankful for this year. Their daughter Madison will celebrate her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

November 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 20, 2016 | | Life top stories


Phoenix Community offers alternative way to serve others

Every Sunday morning, Little Italy transforms from a pizza restaurant to a place of worship.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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