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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Gainesville man dies following Tuesday morning car crash
    One day after a traffic accident in the Clermont area, an 80-year-old Gainesville man has died, apparently from injuries he suffered in the single vehicle crash.
  • Brantley, Writebol released from Emory Hospital
    The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.
  • Accident, diesel fuel leak blocks Dawsonville Hwy. during morning rush
    It took about two hours, but Hazmat teams cleaned up a diesel fuel spill west of Gainesville that blocked morning rush hour traffic Thursday.
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
  • Unemployment rate rises in July for NE Ga., Gainesville metro
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in July, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 7.0 percent in June.
  • Storms down trees, knock out power to thousands across Hall Co.
    A strong storm that tore across Hall County earlier this afternoon has downed numerous trees and knocked out power for more than 5,000 Jackson EMC and 1,300 Georgia Power customers at last report.
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting ISIS
    President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq
    American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, a U.S. official said, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
  • Four suspects identified in I-985 rock throwing incident
    Two suspects are in custody and Gainesville police are looking for two others in connection with two Tuesday morning incidents where large rocks were thrown at vehicles on I-985.
  • American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
    Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.
  • Gainesville City Council deadlocks on water rate increase
    It's back to the drawing board for Gainesville's Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall after City Council came to an impasse over an increase in water rates at a meeting Tuesday night.
  • Brenau students to share campus with construction crews
    When students move onto the Brenau University campus in Gainesville Wednesday, they'll notice some changes; for at least the first semester of the year, the students will be sharing their campus with construction crews.
  • Schofield reminds system employees of religious rights, limitations
    Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield said Tuesday he does not plan to issue a public response to a letter written last week by an atheist group complaining about prayers involving Chestatee High School's football team.
  • Longtime SNL announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
    Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."
  • Two shot in Ferguson as police, protesters collide again
    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
  • Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall
    U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.
  • Hall Co. names Hood Acting Chief of Fire Services, reassigns Kimbrell
    In a move Hall County officials said is part of a larger effort to streamline Hall County's public safety department, Jeff Hood has been named Acting Chief of Hall County Fire Services, replacing David Kimbrell.
  • Woman jailed, $2M worth of opium seized in Barrow Co.
    A woman remains jailed in Barrow County in connection with the seizure of more than 5,500 gram of opium.
  • Autopsy being performed on Demorest man who died in Yellowstone River
    Officials with Yellowstone National Park said Monday that an autopsy will be performed on the body of Darien Latty, 22, of Demorest, who was found dead over the weekend in the Yellowstone River.
  • Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital
    An American missionary has been released from quarantine and has visited his wife, who is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus.
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