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Hall housing market strong, but challenges lie ahead

The housing market can be a blessing and a curse. Homeowners know this. So, too, do those looking to buy, rent or lease.

March 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Families swear by cannabis oil’s effect, but legislation to expand it in Georgia stalls

Proposals to expand the use, cultivation and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are on life support as the state legislature enters its final week of action for 2016.

March 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County dedicates first 2 homes in subdivision

It's not a proper Habitat for Humanity of Hall County dedication if no one is there to witness it.

March 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The culture of shots fired, mouths shut on Atlanta Street

Tricia Sowell's children were sleeping in the front room of their home when gunshots pierced the night on March 6 in Gainesville.

March 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Angela Middleton brings a Democrat to Hall County commission race

Angela Middleton, a Democrat and Gainesville native, will face the winner of the Republican primary for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this November.

March 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Digital billboards in Gainesville back under consideration

Gainesville is once again considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits.

March 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street residents prepare to relocate as redevelopment nears

Atlanta Street's days as an incubator for violent crime and drug use in Gainesville are numbered.

March 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal subsidy aims to open up Internet to more families

The Federal Communications Commission will vote this month on a proposal to offer $9.25 a month to qualifying low-income families to help them purchase Internet service.

March 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County 911 system upgrades continue with nearly $10 million in approved funding

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday OK'd spending $9.5 million from special purpose local option sales tax revenues to complete the next phase of overhauling the emergency 911 system.

March 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bill would exempt DOT from environmental reviews

Archeologists and environmental advocates are sounding the alarm on a state bill that would exempt the Department of Transportation from compliance with parts of the Georgia Environmental Policy Act on state-funded road construction projects.

March 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford Corn Maze gets OK to expand entertainment attractions

The Buford Corn Maze in South Hall County draws as many as 10,000 people a day during its busiest three fall weekends, and the county planning board on Tuesday OK'd a proposal to expand operations.

March 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Democrat Michelle Jones announces run against incumbent state Rep. Emory Dunahoo

Michelle Jones, a community activist and mother of three, has announced her candidacy for Georgia State House District 30, a South Hall County seat that includes Flowery Branch, Oakwood, and parts of north Buford and south Gainesville.

March 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Planning board OKs two new subdivisions

Residential development in unincorporated Hall County is ramping up fast in 2016 with the Hall County Planning Commission recommending the approval of two new subdivisions Monday night.

March 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir loses support from Gainesville

The writing was on the wall, but the news stung nonetheless.

March 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law officials say mobile device access would aid investigations

It's not just the Federal Bureau of Investigation that wants to unlock iPhones in criminal investigations.

March 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Articles By Author - Joshua Silavent


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for ...

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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