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Hearing will determine if Jeffrey Sosebee can run for Hall County sheriff

The Hall County Elections Board will meet Friday to determine if Jeffrey Sosebee is eligible to run for sheriff.

March 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Families willing to break law to acquire medical marijuana

Civil disobedience is as American as baseball, but the writer Henry David Thoreau could never have imagined what issues would inspire such symbolic acts come the 21st century.

March 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall housing market strong, but challenges lie ahead

The housing market can be a blessing and a curse. Homeowners know this. So, too, do those looking to buy, rent or lease.

March 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Families swear by cannabis oil’s effect, but legislation to expand it in Georgia stalls

Proposals to expand the use, cultivation and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are on life support as the state legislature enters its final week of action for 2016.

March 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County dedicates first 2 homes in subdivision

It's not a proper Habitat for Humanity of Hall County dedication if no one is there to witness it.

March 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The culture of shots fired, mouths shut on Atlanta Street

Tricia Sowell's children were sleeping in the front room of their home when gunshots pierced the night on March 6 in Gainesville.

March 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Angela Middleton brings a Democrat to Hall County commission race

Angela Middleton, a Democrat and Gainesville native, will face the winner of the Republican primary for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this November.

March 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Digital billboards in Gainesville back under consideration

Gainesville is once again considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits.

March 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street residents prepare to relocate as redevelopment nears

Atlanta Street's days as an incubator for violent crime and drug use in Gainesville are numbered.

March 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal subsidy aims to open up Internet to more families

The Federal Communications Commission will vote this month on a proposal to offer $9.25 a month to qualifying low-income families to help them purchase Internet service.

March 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County 911 system upgrades continue with nearly $10 million in approved funding

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday OK'd spending $9.5 million from special purpose local option sales tax revenues to complete the next phase of overhauling the emergency 911 system.

March 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bill would exempt DOT from environmental reviews

Archeologists and environmental advocates are sounding the alarm on a state bill that would exempt the Department of Transportation from compliance with parts of the Georgia Environmental Policy Act on state-funded road construction projects.

March 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford Corn Maze gets OK to expand entertainment attractions

The Buford Corn Maze in South Hall County draws as many as 10,000 people a day during its busiest three fall weekends, and the county planning board on Tuesday OK'd a proposal to expand operations.

March 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Democrat Michelle Jones announces run against incumbent state Rep. Emory Dunahoo

Michelle Jones, a community activist and mother of three, has announced her candidacy for Georgia State House District 30, a South Hall County seat that includes Flowery Branch, Oakwood, and parts of north Buford and south Gainesville.

March 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Planning board OKs two new subdivisions

Residential development in unincorporated Hall County is ramping up fast in 2016 with the Hall County Planning Commission recommending the approval of two new subdivisions Monday night.

March 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

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

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall’s population boom to 300K by 2040 brings challenges

If the Atlanta Regional Commission's projections come true, Hall County's population will grow dramatically over the next 25 years.

April 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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