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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • 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.
  • Hall Co. weather sirens, Citizen's Alerts System to be tested Wed.
    Hall County E911 plans its quarterly audible test of the severe weather warning system this Wednesday.
  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
    There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $8.95 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.
  • US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound
    U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as investors focused on corporate news. Stocks also got a lift as European markets climbed as investor worries about an escalating conflict in Ukraine eased.
  • Owl missing from zoo is found on porch of home
    Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.
  • Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson
    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
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