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Singing surprise sent from heaven, husband

For years, Scott Cagle has been listening to his wife, Jennifer Cagle, sing in the choir and gospel music groups and wondering if other people would like her voice as much as he does.

July 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club grows more than vegetables

While most 16-year-old's slept late and did as they pleased this summer, Shanicka Stephens and her friends were growing and getting their hands dirty, literally.

July 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children reap a harvest at Clarkesville Farmers Market

A few local farmers are working to harvest children's natural curiosity and help them learn more about fresh, local produce.

July 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Residents rush to Lunas for dinner, dancing event

Eating a good meal at an affordable price, sipping good wine and dancing to the tunes of yesteryear with the one you love. This combination transported the men and women attending the 50 Plus Dancing Diners event back in time.

July 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Hall County teen is riding to success

Horse riding expertise is part of Courtney Woodard's DNA, literally.

July 15, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Campers have got rhythm

Music drifted through the hallways of First Presbyterian Church this week as nearly 70 elementary school students learned a few instrument fundamentals.

July 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Oakwood couple spends two decades designing backyard

Dennis and Mildred Carpenter's backyard is a veritable buffet just waiting to be picked and eaten.

July 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Soaking in the summertime at Edge of the World

Daryl Rosenbaum has traveled to some of the most desired vacation spots in the world, but none compare to one of Dawson County's most precious gems.

July 09, 2013 | Amanda Head Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville native leaves a landscape legacy

For almost a century, Carl Lawson has watched and had a hand in the changing landscape of the Gainesville community.

July 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Volunteers break sandwich-making world record

While trying to break a world record Saturday morning, 75 local volunteers did something much better than securing their place in Guiness.

July 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Daylilies reach peak of beauty, if only for a fleeting moment

The shady, sloping walkway from Ron and Becky Brechter's house to their backyard is lined with flowering plants and green foliage. After passing a wooden fence, the path opens into a sun-lit field of hundreds of daylilies.

July 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Jackson County couple sells homegrown corn

When most people think of American foods, they picture apple pies cooling on window sills and hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill.

July 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: ‘The Last Lap’ on a forgotten track in California

Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." It is 15 years old but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock car racers.

July 02, 2013 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Costume maker says clothes tells own tale

You can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear. But you may not realize how much the clothes are revealing about the world and the times that person lives in.

July 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville residents go floating down the Flint

Doris Lindsey's vacation didn't exactly get off to the ideal start.

June 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Award-winning Cleveland ranch offers lessons on farm life and horse riding

Every year, John Hulsey and his trainer, Walt Erwin, load up their quarter horses and head to the biggest horse show competitions in the Southeast ...

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


Pets of the Week

August 28, 2016 | | Life top stories


Catholic churches battle drop in attendance but Gainesville churches increase numbers

Being in the middle of the Bible belt means Christian churches of all denominations can be found on every corner of the city or on ...

August 26, 2016 | From Times staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 at Gardens on Green 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


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