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Gainesville City Council votes against sober home for men

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday denied a special use request for a sober living home for men after neighborhood residents raised concerns about safety.

October 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Homeless have until Oct. 21 to vacate Queen City Bridge

Tensions ran high as Gainesville Police moved Monday afternoon to begin clearing a homeless encampment beneath the Queen City Bridge.

October 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tax credit for low-income workers could be part of broader package

More than 18,000 Hall County families would benefit from a state-level tax credit that supports low-income workers, according to research from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, infusing about $4.3 million into the local economy.

October 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp under Queen City Bridge next week

Gainesville Police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation, which owns the right of way.

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of another gas leak prompted health scares.

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take an online survey about the effectiveness of service in their area.

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


BULLI Bards explores soul with written words

What is the soul and how does it manifest?

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Life top stories


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas leak sent worry and alarm through the community.

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local economic trends and misleading in regard to how far the area has come since the recession ended.

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act more like house pets.

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

September 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials for developing a park behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville.

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop a park and community center for the largely minority residents who call the area home.

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and county government.

September 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Election’s impact: Uncertainty for many, optimism for others, activism for all

Many liberals and conservatives have found common ground in one respect after Donald Trump's victory: uncertainty about how the president-elect's administration will shake ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tatsumi to expand at Gateway Center, add 112K square foot facility

The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it ...

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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