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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • 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.
  • Foreign military observers held in east Ukraine
    A pro-Russian insurgency leader in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that foreign military observers detained as suspected NATO spies could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian activists.
  • Ga. Supreme Court upholds Barrow Co. murder conviction, sentence
    The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence of a man convicted in Barrow County of shooting and killing his mother with a crossbow.
  • Gainesville pastor part of criminal justice interfaith council
    A group of religious leaders across Georgia, including a Gainesville pastor, will be working on a state effort to expand on recent criminal justice reforms.
  • A fading middle-class perk: lower mortgage rates
    For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates. Now, even that perk is fading away.
  • School stabbing victim recalled as 'bright light'
    The night before Maren Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside her high school, she asked to take a break from her drama group for a nail appointment. The junior prom she helped plan was the next day, and she wanted to look her best.
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