View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Joshua Silavent


Developer eyes new subdivision in Gainesville

For 10 years, John Roberts has watched property languish undeveloped along Wilson Drive in Gainesville.

June 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall commissioners ponder budget, tax options

When Hall County officials announced last week they were considering a tax increase to balance the 2015 fiscal year budget, it raised more questions than answers.

June 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Latest budget proposal includes BMX course

After years of planning and proposals, followed by disappointment when they fell through, BMX racing fans in Hall County might finally get the course they've long hoped for.

June 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo business gets 1st face-lift grant

It didn't take long for Thea DuBose to realize an empty storefront in the downtown Gainesville square was the perfect place to relocate her business.

June 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gibbs’ ties raise scrutiny on Web vote

When it comes to local government awarding contracts to businesses, what constitutes a conflict of interest?

June 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County proposing tax increase

Hall County officials are considering a tax increase to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.

June 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tax increase could be an issue in school board runoff

Hall County residents can be forgiven for thinking the Board of Education's proposal to lower the tax rate in the next fiscal year equates to a tax cut.

June 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville council approves keeping tax rate stable

Gainesville City Council voted without dissent Tuesday to keep the tax rate at $3.06 per $1,000 of taxable property.

June 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Development Authority approves funding for Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Tuesday approved the final interest rates and principal payments for about $8 million in bonds to fund campus construction projects at Brenau University.

June 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville looks to expand downtown development

Gainesville has received three bids to develop a mixed-use project near downtown along Jesse Jewell Parkway, and city officials hope to enter into a development agreement with one of the bidders in the coming months.

June 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hope blooms for county’s first farm winery

On a 46-acre farm in North Hall County, with much of the pine woods cleared in favor of rolling green pasture, where cattle graze and beehives produce honey, there is a niche industry brewing, growing ripe in the rows of vines and plants lining the country landscape.

May 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Spending priorities remain in flux on Hall's budget

When Hall County finance officials unveiled a $92 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year this week, it soon became clear the operative word for the spending plan was "proposed."

May 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville prepares to adopt budget next month

Satisfied with the city manager's proposed budget, the Gainesville City Council is prepared to adopt the fiscal year 2015 spending plan next month without any changes.

May 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville to get top ISO rating, meaning cheaper insurance for some

The Gainesville Fire Department is poised to become just one of 60 departments nationwide to receive the Insurance Services Office's top classification for fire prevention and response.

May 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area residents will miss Maya Angelou's inspiration

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday. She was 86.

May 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


« First  « Prev  2 3 4 5 6  Next »  Last »

Page 4 of 18

Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


County approves medical contracts for jail, correctional institute

Despite concerns about rising costs and how to pay for them, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to approve contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks to lease 2 corps parks on Lanier

Hall County is one step closer to leasing two Lake Lanier parks from the Army Corps of Engineers.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Runoff draws small crowd

Turnout in Hall County for Tuesday's runoff election was better than officials had anticipated, but still decreased from the primary in May.

July 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sloan wins tight runoff to keep Hall school board seat

Incumbent Brian Sloan has beaten challenger Mark Pettitt in the runoff for the Post 2 Hall County Board of Education seat.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall considers cost of inmates’ medical care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider approving contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution when it meets this Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council approves road project for Chicopee Mill

Gainesville City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for a road construction project in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fire rating may lower insurance in Hall County

An improved insurance rating for Hall County Fire Services could spell financial relief for some residents, according to county officials.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 2  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 2


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2010 The Times, Gainesville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...