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Gainesville titan Ray McRae dies at age 85

J.M. "Ray" McRae, one of Hall County's most powerful business figures of the past century, died late Thursday night following a brief illness. He was 85.

McRae, who came to Gainesville in 1953, is remembered as the consummate deal maker. McRae was the key player in recruiting a number of industries, including Wrigley's and Rockwell International, which manufactured engines for the Tomahawk missile.

April 17, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hospital pays tribute to donors

It's been a long time coming, but the new North Patient Tower at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center officially is complete.

April 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth arson suspect transferred to Hall County

A missing arson suspect who turned up last week in a Northeast Georgia hospital has been transferred to medical isolation at the jail in Hall County.

April 16, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Hundreds turn out to Get Fit

Crowds of people covered the Riverside Military Academy campus on Thursday afternoon as live music wafted through the air.

April 16, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Public hearings coming soon about Glades Farm reservoir

Hall County officials met with Glades Farm representatives Thursday at Chateau Elan to discuss a reservoir nearly 16 years in the making.

April 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fuel co-op with other governments might save Gainesville money

Gainesville is one of 12 local governments that may participate in a fuel cooperative.

April 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


OSHA cites Fieldale Farms for safety violations

Federal officials are proposing a $73,275 fine against Fieldale Farms Corp. following a January inspection that turned up 22 violations.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Election 2010: Will others get in now that Cagle has left governor's race?

The departure of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle from next year's governor's race has touched off rampant speculation about potential Republican candidates for a variety of state offices.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


In a switch, Gainesville will OK permits for work at old jail

Gainesville officials said Thursday that, despite previous statements to the contrary, they will continue to issue building permits to Corrections Corp. of America for renovations on the future North Georgia Detention Center.

April 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Residents oppose planned Flowery Branch duplex

FLOWERY BRANCH - Two Flowery Branch residents protested a planned Church Street duplex Thursday night.

April 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall parapro suspended after arrest

Hall County Schools officials have suspended a paraprofessional following an arrest by the Pendergrass Police Department with a case that involves several law enforcement agencies around Northeast Georgia.

April 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man charged with stealing items from dozens of cars

A Gainesville man was jailed Thursday on suspicion that he stole items from as many as 30 cars in recent months.

April 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia jobless rate holds steady in March

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate did not increase from one month to the next for the first time in 20 months.

April 16, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Tax day protests draw large crowds

Area conservatives rallied in Poultry Park on Wednesday with signs and American flags to participate in Gainesville's Tea Party.

April 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle’s spinal condition will require surgery, rest

Although Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced that he will be withdrawing from the 2010 governor's race due to a medical condition, he is expected to make a full recovery.

April 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville planning board to hear more development requests

While new home permits have hit a record high this year in Gainesville, the city's planning board will soon hear a few requests to develop more residential housing.

November 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall clinic to be finished by early December

A few weeks before Christmas, Brett Jockell and his team hope to be out of the old East Hall library branch turned Hall County clinic.

November 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Two Neighborhood Markets prepare to open, bring jobs to area

Two big-name markets providing the community with new pharmacies, fresh groceries and household merchandise will open at the start of the new year.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


9 Hall intersections targeted for improvements in spring

Nine Hall County intersections are set for upgrades in the spring, including work that addresses federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wind damages Flowery Branch gas station

No one was hurt Sunday when high winds and heavy rains brought down the awning at a Flowery Branch gas station.

November 23, 2014 | | Local


State park lodge renovations mostly complete

A multimillion-dollar project to renovate two longtime Northeast Georgia state park lodges is largely finished, with guests already taking advantage of the new rooms.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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