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Archive By Author - Joshua Silavent


Kroger acquires shopping cart for special-needs children at residents’ request

Grocery carts come in all shapes, sizes and styles these days to meet shoppers' needs and those of their children.

February 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local homeless man makes good in recovery program

"I wanna be a part of society that's doing what's right," Tony Rhodes, a local homeless man, told The Times in a story published in November.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clara Stephens opens nonprofit for women in Gainesville

Clara Stephens has a way of speaking that immediately catches your attention and enraptures your mind. It's strong in a soft and meditative kind of way, not loud or bombastic or pressing.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Life top stories


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia reaction to Trump’s Supreme Court pick goes down party lines

President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left when Antonin Scalia died last year drew immediate support from congressional Republicans representing Georgia and opposition from local Democrats.

February 01, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residential-style office building proposed near Gainesville Civic Center

Local developer Wendell Starke, who manages the mixed-use Mundy Mill property, is looking to construct a new office space near the Gainesville Civic Center that resembles the style of residential business properties along Green Street.

February 01, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall library system seeks $2 million in state funds to help with upgrades

Hall County library officials are getting started on the initial phases of a major renovation of the Gainesville library branch, located off the downtown square, and are seeking up to $2 million from the state legislature this year to supplement special purpose local option sales tax revenue to fund the project.

January 31, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State tourism officials seek to spotlight movie industry’s presence in 2017

Gainesville and Hall County are positioned to reap benefits from a $7 billion film industry that state officials are promoting this year in a new travel guide and tourism promotion unveiled last week. And there could be opportunities for local residents to get in on the action and drama.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks elsewhere for new park in Gainesville

A park and community center planned in the area of the Harrison Square public housing complex and Morningside Heights neighborhood in Gainesville has been scrapped after costs for developing the property escalated beyond initial estimates.

January 28, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Salary hikes likely to grow state budget

For conservatives who prefer smaller government, Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year may take some getting used to.

January 28, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville hopes to attract 'residentially focused' downtown development

Gainesville officials are once again seeking proposals to develop two parking lots off the downtown square fronting Jesse Jewell Parkway.

January 27, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Housing plan for women escaping sex trafficking gets OK

A faith-based program housing and counseling women who have escaped sex trafficking received unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night to locate in a residential area off Weaver Road.

January 26, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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