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B.J. Williams

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Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • SCLC leader Joseph Lowery's wife dies after stroke
    A family spokeswoman says Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, has died. She was 88.
  • Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns
    The Islamic extremist group that killed scores of people at a Nairobi mall has now attacked two Kenyan towns near the Somali border, killing three people.
  • Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide
    Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant for a third year.
  • Pickens Co. student says he was sexually assaulted at school
    Authorities in Pickens County are investigating a case where a middle school student may have been sexually assaulted by another student.
  • NE Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 7.3 percent in August
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region decreased to 7.3 percent in August, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in July.
  • Outdoor, wildlife enthusiasts boost Ga. economy
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say those who spend money on outdoor recreation in the state have added more than $5.5 billion to its economy.
  • Cruz ends talkathon, Senate advances spending bill
    Filibuster or no, Sen. Ted Cruz' marathon speech on the Senate floor made one point: Obamacare had to go. But when the freshman senator finally stopped talking Wednesday after 21 hours and 19 minutes, he was no closer to killing President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
  • Area students gather for See You at the Pole
    Students in the Gainesville-Hall County area joined with students across the state and the nation for the annual See You at the Pole event Wednesday morning.
  • Gwinnett first responders, G-Braves host annual safety festival
    Where do you go in September when the county fair has left town and the state fair is too far away? Try Coolray Field the home of the Gwinnett Braves - for the Fourth Annual Public Safety Fall Festival.
  • Buford teen arrested for firing shots into crowd
    A Buford teenager has been jailed on five counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly fired shots into a group of men playing basketball at an apartment complex.
  • USPS wants three cent hike in postage stamps
    The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter - and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.
  • Hall Co. investigators make another arrest in online sex sting
    For the third time this month, Hall County investigators have made an arrest in a undercover sex sting operation.
  • US new home sales jump 7.9% in August
    Americans stepped up purchases of new homes in August after cutting back in July, suggesting that higher mortgage rates are not yet slowing the housing recovery.
  • 3 sought in assault on 80-year-old Georgia man
    Police in suburban Atlanta say they're searching for three people accused of assaulting an 80-year-old man in an attempted carjacking.
  • Shabab: 137 killed in Kenya mall attack
    The militant group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that Kenyan government assault team carried out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages in rubble.
  • Soldier from Cherokee Co. killed in Afghanistan
    A soldier from north Georgia has been killed in Afghanistan.
  • Fire deaths ahead of average, fire educators prepare for October
    As firefighters across the state prepare for Fire Prevention Month in October, local fire educators are aware that fire deaths in the state are already higher than they should be.
  • Home prices rise 12.4%, most in 7 1/2 years
    U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains.
  • Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry
    Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries.
  • INK to teach kids, adults how to be prepared
    September is National Preparedness Month, but the leaders at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhod for Kids (INK) aren't so sure most people are prepared for emergency situations.
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