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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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Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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