Before joining the Georgia Recorder, Ross Williams covered local and state government for the Marietta Daily Journal.Williams' reporting took him from City Hall to homeless camps, from the offices of business executives to the living rooms of grieving parents. His work earned recognition from the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors and the Georgia Press Association, including beat reporting, business writing and non-deadline reporting. A native of Cobb County, Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Atlanta's Oglethorpe University and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University.
Senate takes turn at requiring ethylene oxide release transparency
By: Ross Williams - March 4, 2020
The state Senate Natural Resources Committee moved forward on a plan to keep tabs on spills of a cancer-causing chemical Tuesday, despite concerns from some lawmakers and activists that the measure does not go far enough. Like legislation approved by a House panel Monday, Senate Bill 426 mandates any unauthorized release of the chemical be […]
Tensions raw at House hearing on toxic gas leak disclosure rules
By: Ross Williams - March 3, 2020
A debate over how to publicize the release of a cancer-causing gas leaked out from a meeting room into the hallways of a state government office Monday afternoon as lawmakers and activists exchanged heated words. A bill sponsored by Rep. Don Parsons, a Republican from north Cobb, intends to add some reporting requirements when companies […]