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Clarkesville earns accolade as a friendly town

When Kitt McCarthy relocated to Clarkesville from California with her husband nearly three years ago, it wasn't without reservations.

September 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cheer on the crouching Tigers!

Nearly two dozen Brenau University students are kicking, tumbling and stunting their way into the school's history books.

September 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A Labor Day salute to those with thankless jobs

On this day, most employees look forward to having the day off and enjoying a long weekend. For some people, it's seen as a day away from a mundane 9-to-5 job good for one thing - paying bills.

September 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


First Baptist beginnings unclear, but presence now unmistakable

The First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is one of the oldest continuous churches in Gainesville. First organized in 1838, little is known about the early days of the church because there were no written records.

September 03, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Barreling your way to a greener garden

Thanks to a redesigned model, capturing rainwater for use in home gardens has gotten a lot easier and more efficient.

September 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Executive chef worked his way up the food chain

Rick Whorf may have a corner office at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, but his view isn't a stunning waterfront vista.

August 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville media company earns an Emmy award for Byron Herbert Reece documentary

If most Georgians are asked to name a peach state poet, more than likely, the first name to come to mind is usually Sidney Lanier, not Byron Herbert Reece.

August 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Quinlan will treat teachers to appreciation day for their commitment to the arts

With the end of August just around the corner, many folks in the art world are happy to see the picture that's already been painted for the upcoming month.

August 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rabun County native Barbara Woodall wants the next generation to remember their roots

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton was a still green teacher, taking on his first post-college job at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in rural North Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Labor of Love community outreach offers goods to those in need

Labor Day weekend is often associated with barbecues and end-of-summer trips to the lake. However, at A New Walk Christian Fellowship, the holiday day weekend is equated with their Labor of Love community outreach festival.

August 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local groups team up to prove that drought-hardy plants are effective

With a little thought, home gardens can not only please your senses, they can also put a few extra cents in your pocket.

August 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Peachy keen pork

If the bounty of summer's harvest has left your sweet tooth overwhelmed with fruit pies, cobblers and smoothies, consider using that produce in a more savory way.

August 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville beats out Orlando as a fun, affordable city

If you're scouting fun places to visit that won't break the bank, you may want to keep your search close to home.

August 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville teen overcomes drugs, gang life with help of nonprofit

When Christian Alvarado was 7 years old, he smoked marijuana for the first time.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Enota teacher called to work as a missionary

Even though Sidney Eure was lucky enough to find a job in her field right after college graduation, she wasn't completely satisfied with what she was doing.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Former soldier transforms into a crafty cowboy

Jason Smith's mind struggles.

September 30, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Working out inch by inch at the barre

Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.

September 29, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Hospice offers simple comforts

Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.

September 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Bahai'a faith growing in Georgia

Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."

September 27, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Seed company flourishes

Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.

September 26, 2014 | Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


Murrayville man grows hundreds of pounds of pumpkins

Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.

September 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Covington woman takes life one step at a time

Tichelle Florence is tough.

September 23, 2014 | BY ROB DEWIG Times regional staff | Life top stories


Area woman creates fanciful fashions

Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.

September 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Murrayville woman uses art to help beat ovarian cancer

When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.

September 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

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


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