Recent Articles by B.J. Williams
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Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.
The fight over a student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia appeared to be resolved Friday, after the paper's board of directors apologized in the wake of an online campaign launched by a group of student journalists who aired concerns over editorial control.
The embattled Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter announced this week that it will close in October. Now, the challenge is finding homes for the animals that are housed at the shelter.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee traveled to Gainesville Thursday to raise money for a former political opponent.
A federal agency has issued an emergency bulletin to motorcoach companies about weight limits on tires following investigations into the deadly Megabus accident in Illinois and other crashes involving tire blowouts. One of those blowouts happened earlier this month on I-85 near Lavonia.
Authorities say two sheriff's deputies were killed and two other officers were wounded in an early morning shootout west of New Orleans.
A man convicted this week in the robberies of two jewelry stores in Gwinnett County apparently coordinated the crimes from his jail cell in south Georgia.
Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft.
With consolidation procedures underway for North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, administrators have announced admission and tuition plans for what will be the University of North Georgia.
Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, which is led by Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), celebrated its accomplishments of the past year at its annual awards banquet held Tuesday at Riverbend Baptist Church.
The War Hill Park boat ramp and adjacent parking lot will close Thursday night through Friday night for an Army training exercise.
Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits.
Members of the Forsyth and Gwinnett County swiftwater rescue teams were able to pull a stranded kayaker from the waters of the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam Monday afternoon.
Delta Air Lines is relocating a subsidiary from Minneapolis to Atlanta in a move that's expected to bring work done by 160 employees to the airline's headquarters near Atlanta's airport.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good businesses as it kicks off its annual membership drive this Thursday.
Police say six adults and a toddler have been hurt in an apparent explosion that destroyed a house in a Long Island suburb of New York City.
The man who carried Hall County in the 2008 GOP presidential primary is coming to Gainesville this week, hoping to use his influence to help put Republican Mitt Romney in the White House.
Gwinnett County police have charged a man as a Peeping Tom after a family said he hid under their mobile home and cut a hole in their bathroom floor.
A federal agency's decision might lead to thousands of Georgia bus drivers, cafeteria workers and private school teachers getting summer unemployment benefits after the state denied them the money.
Police say the gunman has died after a shooting that killed a law enforcement officer and another civilian near the Texas A&M University campus.
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