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B.J. Williams

B.J. Williams





Recent Articles by B.J. Williams

  • Church gun giveaway attracts Atlanta media attention
    No doubt there's been plenty of talk about guns in church, so that might have been what piqued the interest of an Atlanta TV station that showed up Sunday night for an event at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in south Hall County.
  • Organizers cancel this year's Redneck Games
    Organizers of the Redneck Games, a Georgia festival that includes competitions such as toilet seat horseshoes and mud pit belly flops, say this summer's event is being canceled.
  • Second blizzard in less than week slams Plains region
    A major winter storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of the central Plains Monday, forcing the closure of highways in the Oklahoma Panhandle and sending public works crews scrambling for salt and sand anew just days after record amounts of snow blanketed the region.
  • Couch to consolidate male, female work release programs
    The work release inmate program in Hall County is being realigned, a move Sheriff Gerald Couch says will save the county money and free some officers for other duty.
  • Olympic park bomber Rudolph publishes book
    Eric Rudolph, serving a life sentence for bombings that killed two people in Alabama and Georgia in the 1990s, has published his autobiography from prison with the help of his brother.
  • "Argo" wins best picture on scattered Oscar night
    "Argo" won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But "Life of Pi" won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.
  • Boating safety legislation introduced in the State Senate
    Boating safety was a key component in Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address last month; this week, lawmakers representing areas around Lake Lanier introduced the legislation the governor has wanted.
  • Richt speaks to Hall Co. businessmen
    University of Georgia Football Coach Mark Richt was the inaugural speaker Friday for a series of breakfast meetings at Eagle Ranch Children's Home.
  • Suspected Athens attacker may have returned to crime scene
    A 911 call made Wednesday has joggers and University of Georgia police back on high alert after a woman believes she saw a man matching a sketch released in January.
  • Sausage recalled in a dozen states, including Georgia
    Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.
  • Gwinnett police investigate Suwanee shooting
    Police are looking for the suspect who shot a Suwanee man Thursday night.
  • Ga. executes man who killed college students
    A 38-year-old inmate convicted of killing two college students in 1995 was executed in Georgia on Thursday, apologizing to the families of both victims before being injected at a state prison.
  • Veteran Hall Co. fire official terminated after arrest
    A 29-year veteran of Hall County Fire Services has been terminated following a domestic incident earlier this month, according to a statement from Hall County officials.
  • Sheriff brings changes to Forsyth Co. department
    The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is undergoing some big changes.
  • Gilmer Co. fugitive captured
    An Ellijay man who had been on the run since a February 10 shootout at his home was captured by Gilmer County authorities Wednesday.
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia
    Authorities are investigating after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway after landing in eastern Georgia, killing five people and injuring two.
  • Mother of murder victim issues tearful plea for info
    The mother of the 16-year-old girl found stabbed to death behind an apartment complex on Dawsonville Highway in Hall County last August spoke to reporters for Wednesday afternoon.
  • Investigators say they are close to an arrest in Athens hit-and-run
    Athens-Clarke County police say an arrest could come as early as today in a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a 19-year-old woman in Athens on Sunday.
  • Reward offered for clues in Truelove murder
    There are no new clues in the case, according to authorities, but the hope is that a $1,000 reward will prompt some information in the murder of Hannah Truelove.
  • Federal appeals court halts Ga. execution
    A federal appeals court has halted the execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow inmate in 1990.
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