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Rooted in history: Chattahoochee United Methodist dates back to 1860s

Across the Chattahoochee River, just north of Helen and near a flea market and tube rental businesses, stands a church that has been in that area since 1860, long before any of the attractions of Helen existed. Chattahoochee United Methodist Church, sitting on the edge of Scorpion Hollow, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

May 28, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Short on life, long on beauty

If there ever was a botanical workhorse, the daylily just might be it.

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


Sauce is boss when it comes to cue

When it comes to barbecue sauce, these days there's something on the market to satisfy even the most discriminating tastebuds.

May 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau Academy’s graduation leaves mixed feelings of nostalgia

On Saturday, amid the bright red roses and flowing white gowns, a tide of emotion flowed among Brenau Academy graduates, old and new.

May 24, 2011 | By Emily Perry For The Times | Life top stories


Oakwood woman helps promote the Georgia Meth Project at local schools

Many parents warn their children of the ills of drug use, but Sandy Howington-Graham wasn't content with just steering her own kids away from drugs.

May 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch retriever makes a name in AKC competitions

The Atlanta Falcons aren't the only world-class athletes who make their home in Flowery Branch; so does Terri Everline's dog, Tag.

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


Riverbend Baptist Church takes Jesus’ command to witness seriously

While the leadership of Riverbend Baptist Church takes all of the Bible's teachings to heart, they are especially mindful of the scriptures that call followers to the mission field.

May 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


They look nice; they taste even better

When it comes to landscaping your property, the city of Gainesville has discovered that trees and shrubs can do more than look pretty. They also can be edible.

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


Southern cornbread is no place for sugar

A gentle rumbling in the food world has finally reached an undeniable roar. Cornbread with or without sugar, that is the official question.

May 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Around the Home: How healthy is your refrigerator? Some tips for storing foods

Some people have more to hide in their refrigerators than in their closets. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we're encouraging you to get over it.

May 18, 2011 | Debbie Wilburn | Life top stories


Bike parts become life changers

Shiny wheels, bright tassels, a basket or a bell.

May 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville teen’s original play selected for national performance at festival

Pretty soon, Issac "I.B." Hopkins will have accomplished something that some people twice his age have only dreamed about.

May 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


North Hall woman connects with Civil War ancestor through letter

For many Southerners, not just soldiers, the closing days of the Civil War were terrifying, with the Union army marching their way.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


‘Wild woman’ finds spiritual home

Sallee Wade is a wild woman. And for her, that is a good thing.

May 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girl Scouts get hands-on gardening lessons

Girl Scout Troop 10815 members are more than willing to do what they have to do to earn their merit badges, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

May 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

November 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.

November 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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