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B.J. Williams

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Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Ga. faces potential severe weather for 3rd day
    Georgians are being cautioned to watch out for potentially severe weather for a third day, with strong thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes possible mostly in the middle and southern regions of the state.
  • At least 34 dead as South braces for more twisters
  • Hall Co. school board sets budget timetable
    The Hall County School Board Monday night approved a budget timeline as members work on a spending plan for the upcoming school year.
  • Witness: FedEx shooter armed with large rifle, knife, ammo strapped across chest
    A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
  • High winds bring down trees in Hall Co.
    Hall County Deputy EMA Director Scott Cagle said that high winds associated with a storm system moving across the state have brought down a number of trees across the county.
  • Deal declares state of emergency
    In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal Monday night declared a state of emergency for the state of Georgia, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.
  • Three charged with damaging Blue Ridge EMC building
    Three men have been arrested and charged with breaking into a vacant building owned by Blue Ridge EMC late last week and doing as much as $3,000 worth of damage.
  • Ga. man breaks world record for barbecue marathon
    Jan Greeff barbecued burgers and hot dogs by the hundreds as his young daughter kept asking, "Is daddy still cooking supper?" He finally finished after a world-record 80 hours spent cooking over a grill.
  • Deal signs $42.4 billion budget
    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a $42.4 billion state operating budget, with improving revenues allowing the state to increase public education spending by hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Kitchen fire leads to evacuation of Martin Elementary
    All students and staff are safe, but Martin Elementary Technology Academy of Math and Sciences was evacuated because of a fire in the school kitchen Monday morning.
  • Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate
    U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
  • Comcast selling some cable systems to Charter
    Comcast plans to shed about 3.9 million subscribers in a deal with cable competitor Charter Communications Inc. to help Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable clear regulatory hurdles.
  • Immigrant student advocacy group plans UGA rally
    An immigrant student advocacy group is planning Monday to protest a policy that blocks undocumented immigrant students from attending some of the state's universities.
  • Athens burglar doused furniture in bleach
    Athens-Clarke County police say a homeowner reported that a burglar did more than $20,000 in damage by dousing furniture and other items with bleach.
  • US to levy new Russia sanctions Monday
    Seeking to ratchet up pressure on Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama said the United States will levy new sanctions Monday on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow's alleged provocations in Ukraine.
  • Gas price peak in sight amid increasing supplies
    The discount in gasoline continued in Florida this week, but prices increased in Georgia and Tennessee.
  • United Community Bank in Cornelia robbed, suspect on the run
    Authorities are searching for a man who robbed the United Community Bank branch on the US 441 Bypass Saturday morning, announcing to tellers that he was armed with a grenade.
  • Hall Co. Fire Services receives safe boating grant
    Hall County Fire Services has been awarded a North American Safe Boating Campaign Support Grant totaling $1,500. It provides resources for basic personal flotation devices (PFDs) in the amount of $1,300 and $200 for printed materials.
  • Drug Take Back Day underway
    Jurisdictions across the country are participating Saturday in the National Drug Take Back Initiative.
  • President Obama pushes again for minimum wage increase
    President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour.
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