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Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that out of the nearly 3,000-mile mountain bike ride.

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Women explore "IF" they could live like Jesus

For two days women around the world from all walks of life and all Christian denominations will ponder the same single question: What IF we lived like Jesus?

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


5 savvy ways to keep warm in winter (while saving energy)

As winter wears on, a few cheap and easy fixes can help keep homes warm while saving energy and money.

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


High school students get hands-on experience in the kitchen

Since he was 15 years old, Chris Mitas has worked in the food industry.

January 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Wedding videographer brings traditional, original elements to screen

Will Watkins describes himself as more of a storyteller than a wedding videographer.

January 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 24, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jonathan Jackson can carry a tune and a gun

What we do doesn't define us, except when it does. If anybody knows this, it's Jonathan Jackson.

January 23, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Passion conference brings youth closer to Christ

Three locations, two cities, one conference.

January 22, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Homemade quilts make TV debut in 'Coat of Many Colors'

January 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area couple treks across Appalachian Trail

When you set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, you have two options. You can travel northbound from Georgia to Maine, or travel southbound from Maine to Georgia.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New senior pastor takes over reins at First Presbyterian Church

As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."

January 15, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Your guide to handmade tortillas and live mariachi music

On the outside, a small family-owned Mexican restaurant off Atlanta Highway in Gainesville appears to be nothing too out of the ordinary with its tan exterior and simple signage. But when you push the door open, those attributes melt away.

January 12, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Pinecrest Academy students create bouquet of origami cranes for Paris, Beirut

January 11, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Lanier Tech student walks road to recovery after battling alcohol addiction

Corey Taylor is man of routine.

January 10, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Annual revival brings Gainesville community together

Balancing bony hands on the handle of his cane, Collis Wheeler sways before a group of crooning churchgoers. He's one in a trio of elders leading several dozen in worship.

January 08, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


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Gainesville residents to unite in prayer

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church to build new worship center

Nestled in the corner of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road in Flowery Branch, Blackshear Place Baptist Church shines with its three stories of windows ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Chipotle serve 'secret' menu items

Ordering from a restaurant's secret menu may make a customer feel like a FBI agent.

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


2 men share knowledge of stars, planets with the masses

When most people think of science, they imagine sitting in a classroom, memorizing the periodic table of elements, creating volcanos out of papier–mâch ...

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


Gainesville native uses his passion as a ‘jack of all trades’ in the film industry

April 17, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 17, 2016 | | Life top stories


10 Hall County churches form coalition to support foster families

Around October 2015, almost 200 children were removed from their homes in Hall County.

April 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


2 West Hall graduates start Off Ponce, sell beer-infused soap on Etsy website

Experimenting with beers and soaps has worked out well for three women who turned their knack for creativity into an online business.

April 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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