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Black’s Mill student broadcasters win statewide award

DAWSONVILLE - "Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast last month.

January 04, 2016 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Life top stories


Get fit, be financially savvy and improve yourself in 2016

Making a list of all the ways you're going to be a better person is the easy part. Improving yourself all year long takes discipline, motivation and know-how.

January 03, 2016 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Professional organizer offers tips to clear clutter

Christmas is finally over, but remnants of the holiday are strewn all over the house.

December 31, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Sweet memories of fudge, family

Christmas may be over, but leftovers from the food festivities pepper my kitchen counters. And the most coveted one remains in the pan with a lid, preserving its yummy texture, taste and smell - fudge.

December 29, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 UNG students give people a Lyft

For two University of North Georgia Gainesville campus students, finding a job with flexible hours amid a busy class schedule and other part-time work sometimes proves difficult.

December 28, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church turns 40

Forty years ago, 16 families carried in lawn chairs from home and arranged them in rows on a cement floor facing a homemade altar inside a small building in Buford. Then without any heat to warm their bodies, 30 to 35 people worshipped together in a Christmas Eve Mass. And the day before the celebration of Christ's birth, the Prince of Peace Catholic Church was born in 1975.

December 26, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Bethel AME Church honors four senior citizens

Sharing your life story can be a daunting task, especially when you're sharing someone else's.

December 25, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Churches offer fitness classes to its congregation, community

Chances are, you know someone who always vows to get fit or be more healthy in the New Year.

December 25, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Lanier Village Estates kitchen staff creates gingerbread village

A group of mischievous and culinary creative elves, also known as the kitchen staff at Lanier Village Estates, is at it again.

December 24, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Sunday brunch options expanding in Gainesville

It's enjoyed by elderly couples after Sunday morning church services and by young socialites after a long night out. It comes in all shapes, sizes, tastes and smells, topped with gravy or whipped cream, often with a mimosa on the side.

December 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Jefferson girl reins in spot on UGA equestrian team

Kristy Barrett has received top billing on the Facebook welcome page for the University of Georgia equestrian team.

December 21, 2015 | LeAnne Akin | Life top stories


Teen uses party to help less fortunate families at Christmas

Bailee O'Brien always has trouble deciding what to do on her birthday.

December 20, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


C.W. Davis middle schoolers travel back to World War II

During World War II, American troops crossed oceans. But on Dec. 11, some Gainesville students crossed time to experience some of those darkest moments in modern history.

December 19, 2015 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


List of Christmas Eve services around town

The following is a list of some of the Christmas Eve services in Hall County:

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Area residents go all out with Christmas lights this season

Blue lights projected onto their decorated house makes the Whitey residence look like an underwater winter wonderland.

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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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