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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • US to send $47M in humanitarian aid to Gaza strip
    The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago.
  • AG Olens refuses Carter's call for ethics probe
    Georgia's Attorney General Sam Olens has again declined a request by state Sen. Jason Carter to appoint an investigator to review the handling of ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer
    The governing board for Jekyll Island has approved using government sharpshooters to thin the deer population on the island state park.
  • Inbound lanes of EE Butler Pkwy. blocked at Ridge Rd.
    Lunch hour traffic is blocked at EE Butler Parkway and Ridge Road because of a two-vehicle accident in the intersection.
  • Flowery Branch council members consider rezoning of old development
    A developer is hoping to breathe new life into an 18-acre tract of land near downtown Flowery Branch that was to have been a town home community when it was originally proposed.
  • AAA: Malaysian airline crash pushes oil prices higher
    News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down quickly put upward pressure on the price of oil. West Texas Intermediate closed the week at $103.13 a barrel on the NYMEX on Friday - an increase of $2.30 from last week.
  • Ga. national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013
    National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million.
  • First-time UI claims down 4.7 percent in Ga.
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance (UI) in Georgia were down 4.7 percent in June, compared to a year ago
  • Democrat Carter again asks for investigation
    The Democrat running for governor wants an investigation into whether staffers for Republican Gov. Nathan Deal broke the law by getting involved in an ethics complaint against Deal.
  • Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence
    Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with 298 people onboard.
  • University of Georgia announces record fundraising
    University of Georgia officials are marking what they call the best fundraising year in the school's history.
  • Missing Buford woman found safe in S. Ga.
    Gwinnett County police said a missing Buford woman turned up safe in Tifton Thursday night.
  • Wreck closes 365 north at Howard Road
    Both northbound lanes of Georgia Highway were closed at Howard Road for part of the Friday morning rush hour.
  • Ukraine says it has phone transcripts proving jetliner was shot down
    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.
  • Gainesville man charged with growing marijuana in vegetable gardens
    A Gainesville man has been jailed after Hall County drug agents found more than 80 marijuana plants growing in his backyard vegetable gardens.
  • Lanier Plaza demolition underway, still no word on anchor store
    Less than a week after demolition began on a shopping center on Brown's Bridge Road in Gainesville, bulldozers started tearing down another shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road.
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year
    Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.
  • Lottery earns more than $945 million for education
    Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say a record $940 million in revenue has been transferred to the Georgia Lottery for Education Account.
  • State jobless rate rises to 7.4% in June
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May.
  • After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat
    After 16 hours stuck at sea, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.
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