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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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Miller loses Senate president pro tem vote

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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