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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Tower Trio honored at Hall Co. sheriff's 9-11 observance
    An overflow crowd filled The Venue at Blackshear Place Baptist Church Thursday afternoon to honor Hall County's first responders and law enforcement on the 13th anniversary of 9-11.
  • Hall Co. fire services will get replacement for damaged ladder truck
    At a meeting Thursday morning, Hall County Commissioners unanimously approved replacing the defective ladder truck involved in a training accident that injured three Hall County firefighters in July.
  • Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration
    A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.
  • Thousands expected for funeral of S. Truett Cathy
    Thousands of people are expected to attend a public funeral for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. He died early Monday at 93.
  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic State, will address nation tonight
    In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad.
  • Grand jury to probe Cornelia raid that injured toddler
    A prosecutor in northeast Georgia told Atlanta media Tuesday a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in the child's play pen.
  • Hall Co. Habitat hosts annual 'Night of Laughter'
    Habitat for Humanity of Hall County has scheduled its annual signature fundraising event, A Night of Laughter, for Saturday, September 13, at 6 p.m. at the Cottrell Circle C Ranch in Dahlonega.
  • Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled
    For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
  • Suspicious person prompts "soft" lock-down of White Co. schools
    Three White County schools were placed on what's known as "soft lock-down" Tuesday morning for what school officials said was a suspicious person in the area.
  • Hall Co. schools asked to approve waiver for test scores
    Saying he believes test scores will be "brutal," Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield has recommended the the school board approve a local waiver on the scores in the first round of Georgia Milestones testing.
  • Duluth man sentenced on child pornography plea
    A Duluth man will spend the next 29 years in federal prison for producing pornographic images of young boys, according to the United States Attorney's Office in Atlanta.
  • 2 GA organizations given workforce training grants
    Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor say two Georgia organizations will receive worker training grant funding from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores
    Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
  • British royal couple expecting second child
    Prince George is not going to be an only child for long - the toddler will soon have a baby sister or brother to share his fancy digs at Kensington Palace.
  • Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal
    Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State
    President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
  • Georgia ethics commission fires director
    The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions ``dishonest and non-transparent.''
  • Ga. August revenue up 3.5 percent over a year ago
    State officials said Georgia's net tax collections for August totaled $1.39 billion, up 3.5 percent from a year ago.
  • Small planes overturned amid storms in Ga.
    Authorities have told a broadcast outlet that high winds overturned at least four small planes and damaged several others at a regional airport near Atlanta when strong weekend storms raked the region.
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.
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