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Ripened tomatoes arrive at area farmers' markets

Tomato season has finally found its stride in North Georgia despite the deluge of rain this summer.

August 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Life top stories


Times copy editor explores Georgia's natural beauty

When I first started at The Times, I read a column by Dick Yarbrough. I liked it so much I decided to keep a copy of it in my desk drawer. In fact, I almost cried from laughing so hard.

August 13, 2013 | Alison Marchman | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Research purebred pets

I'm not a big fan of the royal family. I don't dislike the royals, but I wasn't terribly interested in the babywatch recently.

August 11, 2013 | Matthew Sisk Ceterinarian columnist | Life top stories


Women break down political barriers

An emailed reminder mentions the breakfast club will have its regular monthly meeting at the usual place and time - 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the private room of Luna's restaurant.

August 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan children on a mission to say thanks

One student brought his notebooks from school on his trip to Gainesville so he could keep up with his studies while he's away.

August 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Leasing solar panels an option for homeowners

Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one.

August 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


To-do list for autumn

Fall is my favorite time to plant and work in the garden. The days are cooler and it is a great time to plan and implement some great projects to ensure a beautiful landscape the following year.

August 09, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Peaches ripe later due to more rain, less sunshine

John Zelek and his sister-in-law, Jo Literal, combed the Hall County Farmers Market on a recent Tuesday morning for fresh peaches.

August 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Veteran US mail carrier works with speed, ease at post office

Mail delivery is usually a very ordinary thing. Mostly anyone during the week knows when the mailman has stopped at his or her house.

August 06, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Rich’s book jumps from pages to small screen

The people of small-town Blytheville, Ark., stood in line at a bookstore to meet best-selling author Ronda Rich and put in a good word for their unmarried mayor.

August 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club members model latest fall fashions

For most children, the first day of school is a chance to start fresh and show their peers how they have changed during the summer.

August 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville couple takes "bucket list" trip to Galapagos Islands

"I want to be on every continent before I leave this world," Reesa Dawkins said flipping through photos of her latest adventure - a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

August 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches answer call to arms students with school supplies

Even for families who aren't struggling financially, preparing students to go back to school can get expensive quickly.

August 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


U-pick farms hit hard by rains

Most summer days, u-pick farms are well harvested by families and tourists looking for a freshly picked berry treat. This year, however, heavy rainfall has caused a few complications for farmers and pickers in the Hall County area.

August 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bison beef is the other red meat

A family road trip seven years ago to South Dakota and Nebraska resulted in an unexpected farming enterprise for Mary Farmer.

July 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

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


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

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 ...

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Christians use praise flags to worship the Lord

A small group of people gathered in the woods at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville, clutching multicolored flags in their hands.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville sisters build budding flower business

Friday's Flowers is an outlet for creativity for owners and sisters CJ Greene and Leigh Justice.

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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