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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Tammy Brantley, leader of the Dublin Girls Run, said the group was approached two weeks ago by a Dublin Mall security guard and told it was against policy to pray. (WGMT 41)

Christian group told they can't pray at Georgia shopping mall

The owners of a shopping mall in Georgia insist they have no problem with shoppers "privately and quietly praying" in the mall after a Christian group said a security guard stopped them from holding a prayer circle. Published August 6, 2014

In "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW, gamers dropped bombs from a fighter jet while dodging missiles from Hamas fighters. (Time/Google Play)

Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game after outcry

Google has removed from its Play Store a mobile game that simulates Israeli bomb strikes on the Gaza Strip, after a public outcry deemed the app offensive. Published August 5, 2014

Parents at Lake Joy Primary School, in Warner Robins, have been informed that their children may have seen a dead body after a 19-year-old man was found hanging from the school's playground as first-graders were on their way to recess. (13 WMAZ)

First-graders spot teen's body hanging at school playground

Parents at a Georgia elementary school have been informed that their children may have seen a dead body after a 19-year-old man was found hanging from the school's playground as first-graders were on their way to recess. Published August 5, 2014