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B.J. Williams

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Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Legislative prayer gets Supreme Court review
    The Supreme Court, which asks for God's protection before every public session, will settle a dispute over prayer in the halls of government.
  • LAX suspect remains heavily sedated, under guard
    The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport, shooting employees and terrorizing travelers, accomplished two of his goals, according to authorities: kill a Transportation Security Administration officer and show how easy it is to get a gun into an airport.
  • Blackberry abandons sale process, CEO out
    BlackBerry abandoned its sale process on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive.
  • Justices uphold Kipp murder conviction, but order re-sentencing
    A Gainesville woman convicted in the death of her 18-month-old daughter and the mental abuse of two older siblings will be re-sentenced on the charges, even though the conviction was upheld Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court.
  • State, farmers face off in Vidalia onion battle
    Farmers are taking sides in a battle over the quality of Vidalia onions, the iconic brand grown in south Georgia that's known around the world.
  • Hundreds sign petition against Ga. college merger
    More than 1,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org against a plan to merge two metro Atlanta universities.
  • Oil prices drop, pump prices follow suit
    Gas prices inched lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June.
  • Technical college merging into Kennesaw State
    Georgia higher education leaders are expected this month to approve plans to fold a Marietta technical college into Kennesaw State University.
  • Prosecutor reviewing facts in Ga. gym mat death
    A federal prosecutor said Thursday that he is conducting a formal review of facts and evidence in the death of a teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym.
  • Alabama lawyer blasts Ga. county over water use
    Alabama's lawyer in the ongoing water battle involving three states says a county that includes many of Atlanta's suburbs is taking more water than it is allowed.
  • Caterpillar opens manufacturing plant near Athens
    Caterpillar's top executives are celebrating the grand opening of a manufacturing plant near Athens and promised a bright future despite disappointing company earnings recently.
  • Wal-Mart announces plans for Georgia shoe plant
    Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs in the state.
  • Funeral Saturday for founder of Fiddleheads
    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for the founder of the Dahlonega-based band The Fiddleheads.
  • Girl killed by car while trick-or-treating in Decatur
    Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a car while she was trick-or-treating in a neighborhood just east of Atlanta.
  • Southeast forest preservation projects announced
    Lawmakers, businesspeople, conservationists and plain folks gathered Thursday as additional projects in a five-year effort to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast were announced.
  • UGA tries to boost black male enrollment
    The University of Georgia has launched a $10,000 program billed as a way to attract more black males to the student body.
  • Local drug agents arrest 14 in undercover operation
    Fourteen people have been arrested and drug agents are looking for another 13 in a drug round-up in the Gainesville area.
  • Ga. company recalls pet treats
    The Georgia Department of Agriculture said Thursday a Georgia-based company is recalling some of its pet treats because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Woman killed in blast at Ga. manufacturing plant
    Authorities are investigating a deadly explosion at a manufacturing plant in the northwest Georgia town of Rockmart.
  • Ga. state Rep. Calvin Hill of Canton dies at 66
    State Rep. Calvin Hill has died. He was 66.
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