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Hall County freight study wraps into regional transportation plan

Routing chicken trucks and 18-wheelers through Hall County is a major element in regional transportation planning.

June 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Insurer joins fights against prescription drug abuse

Fighting prescription drug abuse, an epidemic in the United States responsible for taking half a million lives between 2010 and 2014, has become an all-hands-on-deck approach.

June 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Low-income apartments targeted for renovation

Big renovations are planned for the Ridgecrest apartments off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville, a welcome respite for resident Terrie Powers, who has absorbed the deteriorating quality of the homes over 24 years but wouldn't think about leaving.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Tax sales moving from courthouse plaza to government center

Quincy Buffington, 39, is no stranger to tax sales. So when the property he had his eye on came up for auction Tuesday morning, he was ready to outbid his closest competitor.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Accessibility upgrades coming to Windcliff Apartments after settlement

Residents of Windcliff Apartments off Limestone Parkway in Gainesville might be surprised to learn the U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with the complex's property owners in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

June 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Group works to preserve affordable housing options for poor families

Karen Brackett and her 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, have finally moved out of the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville.

June 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Digital billboards slowly rising in popularity

Gainesville officials appear to be moving closer to allowing digital billboards in the city more than two years after first broaching the subject.

June 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Students engage fight against drug overdoses

Equipping school campuses with medication that can save drug overdose victims has become a priority in the local fight against heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

June 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

DA, judges, tax commissioner make pitches for budget funds

There's an advantage to being an elected or appointed official in Hall County when it comes to budgeting for a new fiscal year: a chance to persuade commissioners in person about the need for specific funding requests.

June 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to summer.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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 ruled Monday.

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

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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall commission candidates lay out plans for economic growth, taxes

Candidates for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Commission made their cases to voters Tuesday night at a question-and-answer forum at the Fair ...

October 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

75-acre subdivision proposal in West Hall tabled

A proposed 75-acre subdivision near Lake Lanier in West Hall was tabled Monday at the Hall County Planning Commission meeting.

October 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jeff Stowe, Angela Middleton battle for District 4 seat in Hall County

Democrat Angela Thomas Middleton will challenge incumbent Republican Jeff Stowe for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this election season ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Connecting homeless to help a challenge ahead of deadline to leave encampment

The goodwill of local nonprofits, shelters and missions may be up to the task of supporting the area's homeless, but meeting the need on ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

South Hall voters get contested state House race

This election season, Democrat Michelle Jones will give incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo his first challenge in State House District 30, which represents areas of South ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion set for Thursday

The proposed rezoning needed for a West Hall manufacturer to build a new plant drew only silence Monday at a work session of the Hall ...

October 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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