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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • State unemployment rate rises to 7.8% in July
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.
  • Vandals hit Flowery Branch neighborhood
    Hall County authorities said they will have extra patrols during the night-time hours at Hunters Point subdivision in the Flowery Branch area after a house and several vehicles were spray painted with graffiti Tuesday night.
  • GSP details Cleveland wreck that left three hurt
    Two youths had to be flown from the scene of a two-vehicle wreck west of Cleveland Wednesday morning.
  • Gainesville company recalls frozen chicken nuggets
    Perdue Farms has issued a recall for more than 15,000 pounds of a chicken nugget product that could be contaminated with plastic pieces, according to information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service.
  • Chestatee students rally in support of football coaches in light of legal threat
    Students at Chestatee High School in northwest Hall County gathered at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in support of football coaches who are under fire by an atheist organization that is threatening legal action over religious activities on the War Eagle team.
  • France to send weapons to Iraq
    France will send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq to support their fight against radicals of the Islamic State group, the presidency announced Wednesday.
  • Movie legend Lauren Bacall dies at 89
  • US sends 130 more troops to Iraq
    Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.
  • New owners purchase site of embattled day care center
    The owners of a child care center in Gainesville have purchased the property once occupied by Discovering Basics daycare in Clermont, the facility at the center of a controversy over an injured child.
  • Ga. veterans aid groups receive $5.7 million
    Georgia community organizations that work with homeless or at-risk veterans have received more than $5.7 million in federal grants.
  • Updated Ga. hunting rules now available online
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say information on new state hunting regulations is now available online and in print.
  • Federal judge accused of hitting wife in argument
    A federal judge known for sentencing a former Alabama governor to prison in a corruption case was released from an Atlanta jail Monday after he was accused of hitting his wife when she accused him of infidelity.
  • Number of Central American refugee students rising in Hall Co. schools
    Classes have only been in session for two days for the 2014-15 Hall County school year and one of the biggest challenges so far is making accommodations for the Central American refugee children who have arrived in classrooms across the county.
  • Isakson to hold town hall meeting in Young Harris
    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will hold a town hall meeting in Young Harris on August 29.
  • Forsyth Co. investigators recognized by state DA group
    Two investigators with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office were recently named 2014 DA Investigator of the Year by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia.
  • Gwinnett police say shots fired at officer
    The Gwinnett County Police Department is trying to piece together a Sunday night shooting incident where a suspect fired a number of shots at an officer who was on patrol in the Norcross area.
  • Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine
    Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia have returned to the United States.
  • Work to shore up Tybee Island set for November
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making preparations for the latest round of work aimed at shoring up the coastline of Tybee Island.
  • Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics
    Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.
  • Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man
    A candlelight vigil for a young unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.
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