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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Longtime state Sen. Balfour loses re-election bid
    A veteran state senator who lost re-election Tuesday's primaries blames the defeat on negative campaigning and last-minute attacks.
  • County by county election results
    Most counties in the region have local issues and offices on the ballot in today's primary. The following results are running totals and are not certified results.
  • School superintendent races headed for runoffs, Gainesville's Bell misses cut
    The crowded Republican and Democratic primaries for state schools superintendent are headed for runoffs.
  • Incumbent PSC member McDonald survives primary challenge
    Republican Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald successfully fought off two primary challengers Tuesday, including an elected official from Hall County.
  • Ga. GOP Senate runoff: Businessman vs. politician
    Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff pits a multimillionaire businessman who's never held public office against a congressman who's spent more than two decades on Capitol Hill.
  • Down to the wire for candidates in Hall BOE District 2 race
    Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee said it may be Friday before she knows if there will be a runoff necessary in the Hall County Board of Education District 2 race.
  • Cooper wins narrow election to claim Hall Co. Commission seat
    The race was a tight one, but in the end Chestnut Mountain businesswoman Kathy Cooper emerged the winner in the race for Hall County Commission Post, District 1.
  • Rep. Collins beats challenger in north Ga. primary
    Georgia's newest congressman has defeated a Republican primary challenger in his first re-election bid.
  • Nathan Deal wins the GOP primary for Ga. governor
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal easily beat two challengers to win the Republican nomination, allowing him to run for re-election against former President Jimmy Carter's grandson.
  • No major polling problems reported in Ga. primary
    The Georgia Secretary of State's office is reporting a mostly smooth primary voting process thus far.
  • McConnell defeats tea party challenger Bevin
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin in an expensive and bruising primary election in Kentucky. He'll face Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the fall as he pursues his sixth term.
  • Hall Co. government will invest in website redesign
    Hall County commissioners are ready to approve funding for a redesign of the county website at their regular meeting on Thursday night.
  • Gov. Deal faces 2 challengers in today's GOP primary
    Republicans across Georgia were to decide Tuesday whether to stick with incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal as their party's nominee or support one of two challengers.
  • Burger King scraps 'Have It Your Way' slogan
    Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."
  • Utah ordered to grant benefits to gay couples
    A federal judge has ordered Utah officials to grant benefits to more than 1,000 gay couples who married before the U.S. Supreme Court issued an emergency stay.
  • Fire reported at dam on edge of northwest Ga. lake
    Fire officials are responding to a blaze at a power station at a dam in northwestern Georgia.
  • Hall Co., municipalities review framework for SPLOST VII
    If Hall County voters approve another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), then government officials want to make sure citizens are involved in the process from start to finish.
  • Early voting numbers up from 2010
    Early voting in the 2014 primaries is up from four years ago, but Georgia's Republican Senate nomination still will be settled by a relatively small slice of the state's 5 million active registered voters and 10 million residents.
  • Man charged in Athens motel fire that killed 1
    Police say a man has been charged in connection with a fire at an Athens motel where a woman was found dead.
  • House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules
    House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.
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