By: The News Staff of Georgia Weekly Post
"He is in surgery now at the Hospital," said Rebecca Chase Williams, his wife, appointed Mayor of the City of Brookhaven to Georgia Weekly Post.
By weekend, Williams faces pressure from friends and supporters pulls out of the race for Mayor of Brookhaven.
According to observers, "unpopular" as described by several homeowners, Rebecca Chase Williams is in a very tight race for the office of Mayor of the City of Brookhaven.
Former Mayor Max Davis gave up his office to run for an open house seat.
Considering present "ethics scandal" dating back to the Davis's time in office and her husband's condition, Mayor Rebecca Williams was advised by her many of her supporters to bail out according to several sources.
Same sources confirm that it is a matter of hours until she pulls out of the race. She and her husband are co-owners of a local weekly newspaper.
Several calls were made to his newspaper. There was no response.
According to sources working with the owner of the weekly publication, Mr. Williams suffered a fall and broke his hip. "He talks on the phone," said a friend during a debate at Dunwoody High School last week. He can not leave his house," he added.
A staff writer expressed concerns over the future of the publication, DHA's debate and election's reports during Williams absence. "It is devastating and disruptive. He writes.. most .. sometimes all .. of the published stories," she said.
At the front page of the local Dunwoody's publication, owned by both Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams and her husband Dick Williams, a headline was placed at the front page, confirming Georgia Weekly Post's report and providing a self serving narrative, written be her husband, explaining actions by the outgoing Mayor including her short term in office.
Dick Williams was able to draft all questions for candidates for the debate at Dunwoody High School, on Sunday October 11.
He did it from his sick-bed at his home in Brookhaven, according to Robert Wittenstein of DHA. They spoke on the phone.
One of Williams' close friends, a memeber of Dunwoody's City Council, wrote and described Williams' life recently.
"I have been a resident of Dunwoody for about 14 years, but it has only been within the last 10 that I have really had the pleasure to get to know the Publisher of the Dunwoody Crier, Mr. Dick Williams."
▲Considering present "ethics scandal" dating back to the Davis's time in office and her husband's condition, Mayor Rebecca Williams is advised by her many of her supporters to bail out according to several sources.
Being the man behind the scenes of a small weekly newspaper, means that Dick has his hands on, around and in most local topics. Little did I know that Dick was the past Executive Editor of the AJC whereby I am guessing he wielded the influence of his typewriter within in the City of Atlanta," he said
"His experience as a long time columnist with the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the fact that he authored a book on a possible future Presidential candidate, still makes this small town newspaperman relevant to the Atlanta landscape," he added.
▲ Dick Williams, owner of the weekly publication meeting Henley Shelton, former candidate for City council member during a local election in the City of Dunwoody. Shelton is ordered to appear in court on October 5th to answer questions under oath related to a a July 30th beating of a news reporter at DeKalb GOP meeting attended be Senator Fran Millar, City Councilman Terry Nall and other GOP members.
"But if Dick's history as a newsman makes him relevant, it is what he has been doing every Friday morning for the last 30 years, that still to this very day, makes him one of the most influential journalists in Atlanta."
▲ According to observers, "unpopular" as described by several homeowners, Rebecca Chase Williams is in a very tight race for the office of Mayor of the City of Brookhaven. Former Mayor Max Davis gave up his office to run for an open house seat.
"Every Friday Dick Williams tapes the "The Georgia Gang" television news program where he moderates the discussion of weekly Georgia news stories of interest. The show airs Sunday morning, whereby it is the main local Atlanta news program watched by those who still respect the commentary they have read and trusted for the last 30 years," he wrote.