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Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Motorcyclists ride for Christ

The roar of the engine, the wind in your hair, the feel of the leather grips on the handlebars and the word of Jesus Christ. One of these is not like the others, or is it?

May 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Redbud Project protects native species with nature preserve

Margaret Rasmussen did little to contain her excitement as she noticed a white milkweed in bloom.

May 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Vegans cakes contain no eggs or dairy

As the summer season and warmer temperatures creep in, residents head outdoors for cookouts. Traditional grilling foods include hamburgers and hot dogs accompanied by potato salad and desserts such as cookies, cakes and pies.

May 28, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 canines detect explosives for Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Police officers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall while others are short. Some have two legs while others have four.

May 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Gainesville man refurbishes World War II biplane

John Coe still looks up to the sky when he hears a plane pass overhead.

May 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forgotten Civil War soldiers rediscovered

William "Bill" Bowers was always curious about his own Southern heritage.

May 25, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Local vets receive first DAR distinguished citizens award

National Defense Chairman Connie Tucker of the Col. William Candler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded the first two Distinguished Citizen Awards to Newman A. Jacobs, a former aviator with the U.S. Navy and retired U.S. Army Col. Bilton Vance.

May 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Two Indiana Lutheran churches unite under one name

GOSHEN, Ind. - A pair of Lutheran churches in Goshen are uniting under a new name but keeping their separate locations.

May 24, 2014 | ANGELLE BARBAZON The Elkhart Truth | Life top stories


American women makeover estate gardens

NEW YORK - Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change. The era from 1900 to 1930 in America was one of those times, thanks to several enterprising and unsung women.

May 23, 2014 | By Katherine Roth Associated Press | Life top stories


Prunes becoming popular

Wrinkles can be cool - if you're a prune.

May 21, 2014 | By Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Doctors: Protect your skin with sunscreen when outdoors

As families prepare to enjoy a day in the sun and at pools Saturday to kick off the three-day weekend, adults and children alike need to protect their skin from the dangerous UV rays and the damaging effects on the body.

May 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Students learn final high school lessons

After a year of uncertainty, local high school seniors are seeing their futures a bit more clearly.

May 19, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Hall County native is a Renaissance woman

Jane Hemmer carries several different business cards in her purse.

May 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mary Mother inspires grotto at Dawsonville church

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.

May 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homemade ice cream has healing powers

For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.

August 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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