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Hall County Board of Commissioners candidates debate tonight

Election season hits full throttle tonight as Republican primary candidates for three Hall County Board of Commissioners seats debate in a forum before early voting kicks off on Monday.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


As alcohol becomes big business, Gainesville ponders pouring policies

There are perhaps two ways that continued changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance can be viewed: The code is either falling apart or it is progressing with the times.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Homeless resource directory nearing completion

The initial template for an online directory of local homeless resources is now live thanks to the participation of providers and advocates.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing redevelopment likely to begin next year

With one final signoff, the 131-unit public housing projects on Atlanta Street in Gainesville will be demolished and replaced with more than 260 affordable and market-rate units.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Planning Board approves Atlanta Street rezoning

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has OK'd a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable and market-rate units.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin including Chattahoochee River most endangered in country, group says

Outdated water management and rising demand has placed the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint River Basin in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, of which Lake Lanier is an integral part, at the top of the country's most endangered list, according to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rivers.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brewery gets green light to pour with recent changes to state law

Craft brewers got a good pour last week when the state Department of Revenue implemented new regulations allowing tours to be sold at varying prices.

April 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville stormwater fee — a.k.a. 'rain tax' — on indefinite hold

A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.

April 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Facebook buddies up to small business

With Gainesville and Hall County drawing new residents, big-box stores and major corporations are following close behind.

April 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elections officials prep for heavy turnout in May primaries

Hall County elections officials are gearing up for what is expected to be a large turnout in the May primaries, with a sample ballot now available for voters to review before casting their ballot.

April 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Agencies work to end cyclical poverty in community

With a jobless rate below 5 percent, the Gainesville metro region is faring better than most communities across the state and nation.

April 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street rezoning hearing nears as redevelopment awaits

Formal plans to redevelop the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville will come before the city planning and appeals board April 12.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Split high court now holds fate of Obama’s immigration actions

Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are ...

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Top of the wires


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