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Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for the preferred plants of the insects and birds.

July 31, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair colors trend toward pop of pastel

From highlights to full color, pinks, purples, blues and other rainbow hues are finding their way onto the heads of celebrities, youth and adults alike this summer. These fantasy shades are a 2015 trend.

July 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman, Vietnamese boys forge a family tree

For Doris Herrin, introducing herself to the new neighbors was just the "Christian" thing to do. However, when she met the Vietnamese family who moved across the street 27 years ago, one little boy changed her life forever.

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Young Mormons trek back in time to pioneer days

Clad in replica pioneer clothing and armed with a 5-gallon bucket of essentials, 245 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the Northeast Georgia landscape for one purpose: to re-enact the Pioneer Trek of their ancestors from the 1800s.

July 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories




Fruits and vegetables play role in honey taste

Being the queen bee is a pretty sweet job.

July 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


East Hall teenager conquers bone cancer

As a cross-country runner, Justin Berry is no stranger to leg injuries. But what the 14-year-old thought was a torn calf muscle in August 2014 turned out to be much more than a common running injury and changed his life forever.

July 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville residents tackle river on annual paddle trip

As a child, Joe Kidd's grandfather took him and his siblings out on the Chattahoochee River in a flat-bottomed boat his father made.

July 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville church repays Kentucky community

After a painful car accident impacted her family five years ago, one small low-income Kentucky town showed a Gainesville teen its ability to share its love and gave her a passion to help them in return.

July 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


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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 ...

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


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