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Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Maryville church gets hydroponic garden up and running

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - While the congregation at Cedar Point Church grows in its faith, members are starting a new community outreach that has them growing green, leafy veggies and lush tomatoes on an acre of land behind the church.

June 06, 2014 | MELANIE TUCKER The Daily Times | Life top stories


Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Summer squash goes straight from the farm into the frying pan

Questions are common at farmers markets.

June 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lifeguards, spray ground worker are soaking in the sun

Spending summers poolside is tough work but someone has to do it.

June 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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


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Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Six tasks top your honey-do list for the fall

Change is in the air.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Pastry chefs craft doughnut delicacies

Charles Barrett had our attention when he said the magic word: doughnut.

October 15, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Family Haven marks 25 years of operation in South Forsyth

ALPHARETTA - Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

October 14, 2014 | By KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


NASCAR champion consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 14, 2014 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


Trail safety tips to follow

Plan for temperature

October 12, 2014 | | Life top stories


Outdoor experts unearth the beauty of the mountains

Fall leads to football tailgating, weekend barbecues, boots and festivals. But the greatest change is the color as it sweeps across the North Georgia Mountains. And it is one development best seen up close.

October 12, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Women reaffirm their faith through religious discussion

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, three women of different faiths found themselves wondering what to teach their children about the tragedy.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Bored with the gourd? Decorate in a new way with pumpkins or other fall offerings

All you have to do to find the best fall decor is open your front door and step outside. Such is the advice of Gainesville decorator Elizabeth Thompson of House Dressing Interiors, LLC.

October 10, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Japanese restaurant fries sushi roll in Flowery Branch

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owners Sam and Jasmine Yong pride themselves in bringing creative Asian cuisine and new types of sushi to Flowery Branch.

October 08, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Former educator receives influx of appreciation in the mail

The stack of envelopes on Frances Haynes' sitting room table was large ­- maybe as much mail as an average person would receive in a year.

October 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


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