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Areas celebrate their uniqueness during Georgia Cities Week

It's easy to get caught up in the daily routine - going to work, making meals, doing laundry and paying the bills - but the next two weeks will be filled with activities to encourage locals to stop for a minute and learn more about the town or city they call home.

April 18, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

IRS gives Ponzi scheme victims a tax break

The Internal Revenue Service has given victims of criminal fraud an opportunity to claim most of their losses on this year's tax return.

April 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Maypole wrapped for 130th year at Brenau

For the "Golden Girls" of Brenau University Women's College class of 1959, Saturday's traditional May Day festivities brought back memories of a much different time.

April 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Minor Braves are major fun

It was a beautiful spring night for baseball Friday in Gwinnett County, yet the hometown Atlanta Braves were playing 500 miles away in Pittsburgh.

April 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Mass shootings are a law enforcement nightmare, but officials are ready

There's only so much you can prepare for a rampage.

April 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Business closure picture incomplete for Gainesville

Debbie Jones' city marshals are the unofficial talliers of failed businesses in Gainesville.

April 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Blackwood: Remembering Hall’s gentleman banker, deal maker

Ray McRae was a courtly Southern gentleman. He gave his nod to business deals that ranged from a mom and pop grocery store to a company that made engines for missiles used to run Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in the first Gulf War.

April 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Hall humane society's Stray Pet Strut set for Sunday

Lake Lanier Islands is going to the dogs, at least for a few hours this weekend.

April 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Chattahoochee Golf Course lures pro back to Gainesville

Chattahoochee Golf Course is what brought Rodger Hogan to Gainesville in the 1980s, and it is what kept him here 20 years later.

April 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Band of artists splashes color for Green Street parks

Area artists have settled in for two days of painting at the new Gardens on Green, next to the Hall County Board of Education building on Green Street in Gainesville.

April 17, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local

Jefferson High School history team to compete at state

A group of amateur documentarians are giving iconic filmmaker Ken Burns a run for his money.

April 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Area business women celebrate 10 years of annual award

The American Business Women's Association has scheduled its 10th annual Business Woman of the Year Luncheon for Wednesday.

April 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Suwanee company teams with Georgia Mountain Food Bank

SUWANEE - Ingersoll Rand Steelcraft in Suwanee is organizing in a food drive to benefit the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, based in Hall County.

Collections end on Friday.

April 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

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

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GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Energy aid program faces delays for unknown reasons

A program that helps low-income, elderly and disabled families pay their heating bills during the cold winter months will start a month late this year ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Moran guilty in taxi driver slaying, gets life without parole

A Gainesville woman whom Superior Court Judge Jason Deal called "a plague upon our society" was convicted of murder Thursday and sentenced to life in ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall County students earn certification to help care for Tumbling Creek

Wading in a creek to measure oxygen levels and temperatures isn't your average high school assignment.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities offer reward for info on death of bald eagle in Banks County

Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Person robbed in Gainesville parking lot; investigation ongoing

Gainesville Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a person robbed in the parking lot of a liquor store on Athens Street.

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Car smashes into Gainesville home

A brick home near South Enota Drive in Gainesville was severely damaged Thursday morning after a car drove through an intersection and smashed into the ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Forensic pathologist testifies barrel was held to slaying victim’s head

A jury in Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom will return at 9 a.m. today to deliberate on the March 15 death of ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Inmate charged with making up murder story

October 08, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

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