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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


Basin including Chattahoochee River most endangered in country, group says

Outdated water management and rising demand has placed the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint River Basin in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, of which Lake Lanier is an integral part, at the top of the country's most endangered list, according to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rivers.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brewery gets green light to pour with recent changes to state law

Craft brewers got a good pour last week when the state Department of Revenue implemented new regulations allowing tours to be sold at varying prices.

April 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville stormwater fee — a.k.a. 'rain tax' — on indefinite hold

A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.

April 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Facebook buddies up to small business

With Gainesville and Hall County drawing new residents, big-box stores and major corporations are following close behind.

April 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elections officials prep for heavy turnout in May primaries

Hall County elections officials are gearing up for what is expected to be a large turnout in the May primaries, with a sample ballot now available for voters to review before casting their ballot.

April 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Agencies work to end cyclical poverty in community

With a jobless rate below 5 percent, the Gainesville metro region is faring better than most communities across the state and nation.

April 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street rezoning hearing nears as redevelopment awaits

Formal plans to redevelop the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville will come before the city planning and appeals board April 12.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Facing mental illness head-on may help afflicted veterans cope

Just getting through life sometimes requires finding good in an otherwise bad situation.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville parks department lays out budget request as public hearings near

With property tax revenues in Gainesville up a projected 9.34 percent, the city Parks and Recreation department is looking for more than $4.5 million in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, to support ongoing programs and expansion plans.

April 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's Airport Parkway to become one-way loop to ease traffic jams

Gainesville officials are poised to make changes to the traffic flow along Airport Parkway to alleviate congestion around the industrial park after businesses, including Mansfield Oil, brought the issue to the city's attention.

March 31, 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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