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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.

Matthew Wiersema holds a graphic anti-abortion sign near the Georgia State University campus

University system ends era of free-speech zones on Georgia’s college campuses

By: - May 11, 2022

When Georgia college students return to their campuses in the fall, they could be in for more spirited intellectual debate than they’re used to. The state Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s 26 public universities, voted Tuesday to change their institutions’ free speech policies to bring them in line with newly-signed state legislation. The […]

Atlaanta abortion rights protest

Abortion rights protests erupt, perhaps a prelude of more to come

By: - May 4, 2022

The mood was similar to the George Floyd protests of the summer of 2020, as a diverse group of mostly young people marched, chanting slogans like “No justice, no peace” and “When women’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back.”

Donald Trump at a March 2022 Georgia rally

Trump sends cash to anti-Kemp group, marking his first big midterm donation

By: - April 13, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has opened up his wallet – or at least his political action committee – in the hopes of thwarting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s bid for a second term.

Georgia State Senator Sally Harrell

Georgia Republicans pass transgender sports ban in final moments of legislative session

By: - April 5, 2022

Republicans used a last-minute legislative maneuver to slip language that could lead to banning transgender athletes from playing on girls’ sports teams in public schools into a bill targeting so-called divisive concepts in classrooms.