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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


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


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Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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