Ross Williams

Ross Williams

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.

‘Sanctuary cities’ could face legal liability for injuries caused by immigrants

By: - March 5, 2020

Georgia’s so-called sanctuary cities could be subject to legal damages if someone in their jurisdiction is harmed by an undocumented immigrant, under proposed legislation. The bill’s author is Rep. Jesse Petrea, a Savannah Republican who filed legislation in past years to ensure Georgia isn’t home to sanctuary cities, which are banned in Georgia. If the […]

Senate takes turn at requiring ethylene oxide release transparency

By: - 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: - 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 […]