Xi says 'without reform' no progress for business in China

SEATTLE - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday vowed that his country would work to remove barriers to foreign investment and improve intellectual property protections.

Glynn Johnson

...of Orlando, FL; 2 daughters: Cindy (Marc) Scheiner of Davie, FL, Gwen (Dave) Smith of Alto, GA; brother: Gene Johnson of Mitchell, GA; 4 sisters: Eunice Wilcher of Gibson, GA, Mattie Ann Price of Claxton, GA, Ollie Mae Cooper of...

City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

...elections board Exec u tive Director Lynn Bailey; State Court Solicitor Kelly McIntyre; former chief jailer Maj. Gene Johnson and his wife, Clerk of Court Elaine Johnson; current chief jailer Robert Leverett; Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey...

Protester gets off Shell ship with Coast Guard's help

SEATTLE - One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.

Seattle restaurant succeeds with $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Sal­mon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

Helen Mays

...step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on April 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight between...

Black market, medical marijuana businesses challenge states' sales

SEATTLE - A year into the experiment with legal marijuana, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with federal interference, but with competition from medical marijuana or even black market sales.

Washington state issues first recreational marijuana shop licenses to 24 stores

SEATTLE - Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses with a middle-of-the-night email alerting pot-shop proprietors they'll be able to open for business.

Robert Leverett to take over Richmond jail

...appointed jail administrator for Richmond County Sheriff's Office, it was announced Friday.He will replace Maj. Gene Johnson, who is retiring next month.Leverett has more than 40 years of law enforcement/corrections experience serving in...

Mayoral candidates continue to spar over SPLOST

...49 YEARS OF SERVICE: The Richmond County Sher iff's Office held a bang-up retirement reception honoring Maj. Gene Johnson at the Charles Webster De ten tion Cen ter last week.Sheriff Richard Round tree presented Johnson with a bronze eagle...