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B.J. Williams

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Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Hall County Commission approves budget, rolls back millage rate
    The Hall County Commission has approved a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, rolling back the millage rate to 5.989. The vote to approve the $90 million document was 4-1 with District 1 Commissioner Craig Lutz casting the lone no vote.
  • US Supreme Court voids 35-ft. abortion clinic buffer
    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
  • Former youth ministry intern faces child porn charges
    A former youth ministry intern arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children now faces additional charges in Dawson County.
  • Hearing, vote set on 400-foot tower in Johns Creek
    A public hearing and city council vote are set in an Atlanta suburb, where officials are considering a proposed 400-foot tower for emergency communications.
  • Warrant: Man returned to hot SUV with son inside
    The investigation of a toddler's death in a hot SUV in Georgia hinges on a key question: Was the boy the victim of a horrific accident after his father simply forgot to take him to day care, or did the man know the child was inside when he left him strapped in for seven hours?
  • NE Ga.'s unemployment rate rises to 6.6% in May
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region increased to 6.6 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 5.8 percent in April.
  • GA teen charged in attempted sex assault of 70-year-old
    Sheriff's officials in northeastern Georgia say a 14-year-old boy has been charged in the attempted rape of a 70-year-old woman.
  • Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones
    In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.
  • Vidalia onion farmer settles suit filed by workers
    One of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions has agreed to pay more than $90,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of farmworkers.
  • Discovering Basics foregoes appeal, closed for 21 days
    An embattled day care facility in Clermont will forego an appeal to remain open as an investigation moves forward into an incident in which a child was burned while in the care of workers at the center.
  • Mandatory OT ordered for Ga. child-safety agency
    Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime until the agency eliminates a backlog of child protective services investigations.
  • Ga. awarded unemployment, job training grant
    Federal labor officials have awarded more than $300,000 to fund re-employment programs and eligibility assessments for the unemployed in Georgia.
  • Children sustain burns on museum field trip
    Seven children from a day care center sustained minor burns on a field trip to the Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Athens rodeo fan stands on gate, falls into pen with bull
    A rodeo fan was hospitalized after police said he stood atop a gate and fell into a ring holding a bull, leading to a frantic scene in Athens.
  • Two more arrested in day care cruelty case
    The owner at the site manager of Discovering Basics Child Care Center on Highway 129 in Clermont have now been arrested in the case of a toddler who was burned while in the care of the facility.
  • Flooring manufacturer expanding in northwest Ga.
    A carpet and flooring manufacturing company is planning to expand its recycling center in northwest Georgia.
  • Walters named chair of Ga. Ports Authority
    A Gainesville businessman has been picked to serve as chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority board of directors.
  • Opponents speak their minds at Hall Co. budget hearing
    As Hall County commissioners prepare to vote on a FY 2015 budget Thursday, they heard from a number of opponents to the plan at a second public hearing Monday afternoon.
  • Georgian compiles soldiers' letters from Civil War
    Gerald Dougherty's relative found the letters dozens of them in the upstairs of an old Ohio barn.
  • Sudan release woman on death row for marrying Christian man
    A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was released by a Khartoum court on Monday, her lawyer and state media said.
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