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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


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will use in conjunction with the Sheriff's Office.

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during this presidential election season.

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a decade on the job.

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask and where to go for help can sometimes be the biggest chore of all.

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The move would affect about 10,400 residents who buy individual exchange coverage.

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville churches, agencies help flood victims in Louisiana

The devastating floods that swamped parts of Louisiana last month, particularly in and around Baton Rouge, inspired several churches and agencies in Gainesville and Hall County to respond with the same devotion they give to their home communities.

September 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New clubhouse sets example for affordable housing communities

The opening of a clubhouse at the Park Hill Apartments in Gainesville on Wednesday shows what can be accomplished when investments in affordable housing and working-class neighborhoods are made.

September 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville square may get more free Wi-Fi

Gainesville is looking to establish a free wireless broadband hotspot in the downtown square to improve e-commerce, recruit new businesses, provide educational opportunities in an outdoor setting and promote cultural events in the historic heart of the city.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Road Atlanta prepping ‘glamping’ event next June

Road Atlanta is preparing to a host a high-end "glamping" event next June, replete with live music, car exhibitions, food vendors and other upscale amenities.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman who received help from Family Promise now on board

Homeless families in Hall County just got a new voice.

September 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In times of crisis, the mind has a way of slowing things down, part of the fight-or-flight instinct evolution has bred.

December 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bilingual ballots in Gwinnett renew calls for same in Hall

Calls have renewed for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for Latino voters after the U.S. Census Bureau applied a new designation to Gwinnett ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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