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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Day 5: Congress likely to give shutdown workers back pay
    A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.
  • Jury selection ending 3rd week in Ga. murder case
    After three weeks of questioning hundreds of people, attorneys were close Friday to being ready to select a jury for the death penalty trial of a Brunswick man charged with beating his father and seven others to death in the mobile home they shared.
  • Lawmakers set listening sessions for education
    Members of the Georgia House and Senate Education committees have scheduled a series of education listening sessions across the state, and Tuesday they will be in north Georgia.
  • Registration deadline to vote in Nov. election is Monday
    The deadline to register to vote in the November 5 General Election is coming up Monday, October 7, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
  • Opponents of proposed bicycle legislation already speaking out
    Proposed legislation for the 2014 session that calls for registration and licensing of bicycles that share Georgia roadways with motorized vehicles is already getting backlash.
  • GOP slates vote to give federal workers back pay
    House Republicans have scheduled a vote on legislation backed by some of the chamber's top Democrats to give federal workers furloughed in the ongoing partial shutdown their missed pay when the government reopens.
  • Ohio announces alternative lethal injection drug
    Ohio prison officials said Friday they are keeping their primary lethal injection drug in place despite the state's supply expiring, but they've added a second drug option for executioners to address the shortage.
  • Futures rebound after sharp downturn this week
    Stock futures are rebounding from a significant sell-off over the past two days, but major averages that have been rattled by the partial government shutdown appear to be headed for a weekly loss.
  • Mother: Woman killed in DC chase was depressed
    A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum depression, her mother said.
  • Braves stumble early, lose to Dodgers 6-1 in NLDS
    The Atlanta Braves flopped and staggered their way to another October debacle.
  • Police shoot driver outside Capitol after chase
    A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.
  • Local lawmakers propose change in bicycle laws
    Three Hall County legislators will hold a meeting Monday night at the Hall County Government Center to discuss proposed legislation that calls for registration and licensing of bicycles used on Georgia roadways.
  • Government shutdowns shatter stereotypes
    Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government?
  • Man accused of slapping toddler on plane will go to court early
    A man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a plane is scheduled to enter a plea.
  • Unterman speaks at inaugural Republic Women of Hall meeting
    Georgia Senator Renee Unterman recently urged Republican Women of Hall to run for office and to be incubators of future women political candidates.
  • Women protesting Obama report attack on I-85 overpass
    Police in Gwinnett County are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment.
  • Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate
    The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions - from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims - in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks. Meanwhile, voters (see link below) are lashing out at Congress.
  • Speed limit to increase on part of I-285 in Atlanta
    State officials say the speed limit on part of Interstate 285, the freeway that forms a perimeter around Atlanta, will be increased soon.
  • Ga. boaters to be fined for late registration renewal
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say boaters will face fines later this month if they fail to renew their boat decals on time.
  • Body found in river is missing Gwinnett Co. man
    The man whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River Monday has now been identified.
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