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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below even state averages.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners candidates debate tonight

Election season hits full throttle tonight as Republican primary candidates for three Hall County Board of Commissioners seats debate in a forum before early voting kicks off on Monday.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of so-called "debtors' prisons."

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County sending delegates to Republican, Democratic conventions

Several Hall County residents have been selected as 9th District congressional delegates for the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions this summer.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County hits pause on Glades Reservoir project

Hall County has temporarily withdrawn its permitting application for the planned Glades Reservoir, according to county officials.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Split high court now holds fate of Obama’s immigration actions

Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Top of the wires


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


As alcohol becomes big business, Gainesville ponders pouring policies

There are perhaps two ways that continued changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance can be viewed: The code is either falling apart or it is progressing with the times.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Homeless resource directory nearing completion

The initial template for an online directory of local homeless resources is now live thanks to the participation of providers and advocates.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing redevelopment likely to begin next year

With one final signoff, the 131-unit public housing projects on Atlanta Street in Gainesville will be demolished and replaced with more than 260 affordable and market-rate units.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Planning Board approves Atlanta Street rezoning

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has OK'd a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable and market-rate units.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elder registry expansion targets in-home nurses to weed out abuse

Georgia is expanding its nurse aide registry, which catalogues incidents of abuse and neglect of elderly patients, to include home health care providers.

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall officials dig into 2017 budget

The final weeks of May are always anxious days for Hall County officials as they prepare for the home stretch of the annual budget process.

May 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville signs off on Atlanta Street housing redevelopment

Gainesville City Council gave the final sign-off Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout spotlights trend in traffic relief

It's fair to say the roundabout is catching on.

May 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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