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Dunahoo retains state House seat

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has been elected to a third full term to the Georgia General Assembly, besting his opponent, Democrat Michelle Jones, 74.01 percent to 25.86 percent on Election Day.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe wins re-election to Hall Commission

Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe, a Republican, has won re-election, beating challenger Democrat Angela Middleton 58.41 percent to 41.45 percent.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bledson indicted in Gainesville man’s death

A suspect was indicted on malice murder and felony murder charges Monday morning in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

November 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Court quashes warrant to inspect poultry plant

A U.S. District Court judge has thrown out a warrant obtained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for worker-safety violations.

November 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Final family to leave Atlanta Street faces area housing shortage

The last family to leave the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville is struggling with the same challenges that the first family to relocate encountered: a lack of affordable housing in the city.

November 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Voters turn out early in record numbers in Hall, Georgia

Whether they voted for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton - or even Mickey Mouse - early voters in Hall County expressed a kind of joyous relief at the polls on Friday about nearing the end of a presidential election that has been as bitter and outrageous as any in recent memory.

November 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Security at polls tightens as election tensions rise

Local law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols at polling sites on Election Day as a proactive response to concerns about violence.

November 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Retirement development on Ahaluna stirs mixed feelings

Residents left with mixed feelings about plans for a mixed-use development off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville after a community meeting on the project Wednesday at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center.

November 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local homeless to get chance in Atlanta

Five homeless men from Hall County will be selected to join a workforce training and transitional housing program in Atlanta "in an act of community partnership."

November 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ahaluna development re-emerges, as residents prepare to fight it

A large, upscale subdivision proposed along Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville is now in the hands of a new developer, something homeowners in the area warned would happen two years ago.

October 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Neighborhood says goodbye to Atlanta Street homes

Memories of childhood scraps in the yard, potluck dinners with neighbors and nights at the corner social scene now stand in contrast to the vacant apartment units with their windows shattered and empty, silent playgrounds.

October 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local pharmacies feel economic pinch

The mom-and-pop pharmacies of American lore, the ones with soda fountains or gift shops to go along with the charm of personal service, are not yet a relic of yesteryear.

October 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roosevelt Square redesign nearing completion

Hall County is ponying up $50,000 to support a redesign of Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville, which will be complete by a Dec. 8 dedication.

October 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


County officials support developers opposed to septic regulations

Hall County officials agreed Thursday to support local developers in their opposition to a new interpretation of a decades-old rule concerning how septic systems are permitted.

October 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Heating assistance program launches Nov. 1

Elderly and disabled/homebound residents in Hall County and across Northeast Georgia's Ninth District can apply for assistance paying their heating bills this winter beginning Nov. 1.

October 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bilingual ballots in Gwinnett renew calls for same in Hall

Calls have renewed for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for Latino voters after the U.S. Census Bureau applied a new designation to Gwinnett ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Election’s impact: Uncertainty for many, optimism for others, activism for all

Many liberals and conservatives have found common ground in one respect after Donald Trump's victory: uncertainty about how the president-elect's administration will shake ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tatsumi to expand at Gateway Center, add 112K square foot facility

The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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