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Gainesville, Hall remain at odds over CCA jail contract

Though things appeared to be on the right track Thursday, the tiff between Gainesville and Hall County officials over the facility that holds the key to their collective future is far from over.

April 18, 2009 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND MELISSA WEINMAN | Local


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


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Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Collins on downed Malaysian jet: ‘World deserves answers’

Northeast Georgians weighed in Friday to the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukrainian airspace.

July 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Driver in fatal June wreck tested positive for meth

A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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