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Gainesville girl on a medical mission

Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.

June 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area home's backyard deemed a ‘hidden jewel’

From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.

June 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Moonshiner makes his final batch

After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.

June 12, 2013 | David Renner Times regional staff | Life top stories


U.S. flag is a symbol of a nation

Two hundred years ago this summer, Maj. George Armistead commissioned a flag maker by the name of Mary Young Pickersgill in Baltimore, Md., to sew two flags for Fort McHenry at Baltimore Harbor. One of them would be 30 feet by 42 feet, large enough the British could see it from a long distance across the water as it loomed over the star-shaped fort.

June 11, 2013 | Lynda A. Holmes For The Times | Life top stories


Artifacts found in North Georgia cornfield

On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.

June 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mormon church sees boost in female students

Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.

June 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Staking tomatoes brings benefits, responsibilities

A month from now, don't say I didn't warn you.

June 07, 2013 | By Lee Reich Associated Press | Life top stories


Hall County woman wins recipe contest with last-minute egg dish

While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.

June 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Retired band conductor celebrates 90th birthday

The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band recently surprised one of its longest standing members with a birthday celebration.

June 04, 2013 | By Crystal Ledford crystalledford@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Marty Owens takes an unplanned journey

Editor's Note: This is the first in the "Georgia Original" series of stories spotlighting area residents who have contributed to the betterment of Hall County through their community works. In this series, The Times will highlight one person each month.

June 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Singing and songwriting

Most clergy describe their entry into the Christian ministry as a calling. For The Highlands United Methodist Church youth minister Kyle Jones, he got a call on two separate occasions to praise God through song.

June 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Creating a comfortable work zone

When you consider the fact that The Times newsroom was once a parking deck, it's really not so bad.

May 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mac, cheese and pork combined in casserole compilation

Casseroles have never really had much of a place in my culinary repertoire. It's a time thing mostly. I'd rather sear something off in a few minutes than stand around while it slowly bakes.

May 29, 2013 | By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Rhythm not required: Times reporter tries out latest exercise craze

For the past few years, I've been listening to some of the more fit people I know rave about the Latin dance-inspired workout, Zumba.

May 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Elementary School collects pet products

After learning about the needs of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, fourth-graders at Myers Elementary School took it upon themselves to help out.

May 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Cresswind resident Keith Guernsey walks his weight off

When Keith Guernsey met his wife, Susan, his life changed.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's new music director an experienced conductor

While Sam Marley may be relatively new to First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, he's not new to the choral music scene.

July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man's garden earns wildlife habitat certification

Standing in George Roshau's garden, a steady sound of birds can be heard happily chirping.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Smoothies and teas perfect for quenching thirst in the summer

Is there anything better than a light, refreshing salad or a sweet, tropical juice on a hot summer day?

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns top honors for hairstyling skills

Car crashes can be a blessing in disguise. At least, it was for Abigail Rodriguez.

July 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New short film mixes childhood fantasy and reality

As children, Luke Pilgrim and Brad Kennedy loved action, adventure and science-fiction films. In particular, a couple of their favorites were "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ...

July 17, 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


Spiders are best insect-control weapons in gardens

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control.

July 14, 2016 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Big Bear Cafe to hit 80th anniversary July 15

On a Wednesday morning, traffic in and out of Big Bear Cafe is steady.

July 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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