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Archive By Author - Joshua Silavent


Kim Copeland named new chairman of Hall Democrats

Kim Copeland was voted the new chairman of the Hall County Democratic Party on Monday night. He replaces Sheila Nicholas in the top post. Nicholas is moving back "home" to Michigan.

January 09, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville makes plans to demolish old Hall jail in midtown

Gainesville officials have decided to demolish the old Hall County jail on Main Street in the midtown district and sell the cleared 4-acre lot to a developer.

January 09, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is once again a top floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal in the Senate.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out for 2017.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even management to help restock the shelves as customers came in droves ahead of a major snowstorm.

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Demolition begins on Atlanta Street apartments

A man with a water hose stands nearby to spray and clear the dust rising from the rubble as the excavator reaches its mechanical claw high into the air once more, then drops in an instant to crash again through the roof of a vacant apartment building.

January 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to receive in-state tuition if they've been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the U.S.

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


9 lives saved by anti-overdose drug

At least nine lives in Hall County have been saved from the potentially terminal consequence of an opioid overdose thanks to efforts to equip medical first responders with the drug naloxone.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weapons carry licenses continue surge in Hall County

The number of applications filed in Hall County to legally carry a firearm in public has grown significantly over the last five years, with more than 4,000 made in 2016 alone, a record high.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Message of Christ as helper central in Christmas service at homeless mission

Down at the mission on Christmas morning, with songs of praise leaking out the front doors and a blue sky shining its light back through, the men and women take their seats and listen to sermons given not just by the pastor, but the patrons, too.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kay Kleeners closing this week after almost 60 years in business

For Cathryn Rice and Betty Humphries, work is life.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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