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Ken Watts

Ken Watts is a staff writer with CrossRoadsNews covering a wide range of stories.
Before joining CRN, Ken was a veteran of 40 years in broadcast journalism including nearly 25 on the air in Atlanta as reporter and news anchor at Fox 5 and 11Alive-TV. Ken also served as a reporter-anchor at several other stations across the country and as a television and radio correspondent at ABC News.
Ken has received many awards including several Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award and honors from the Associated Press, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), United Press International, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Society of Professional Journalists.



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New superintendent takes office

DeKalb Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Stephen Green, took the oath of office on July 1.

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Police investigating beating of teen at Stonecrest Mall

Three security guards who were caught on video beating a 15-year-old at the Mall at Stonecrest on June 27 have been suspended without pay and banned from the mall.

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Farrakhan to shooting survivors: ‘Don’t be so quick to forgive’

In a fiery speech in Atlanta on June 22, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan chided relatives of nine African-Americans killed by a white gunman in the Emanuel AME Church massacre on June 17 in Charleston, S.C., for being “too quick to forgive.”

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Farrakhan to Charleston’s blacks: ’Don’t be so quick to forgive’

In a fiery speech in Atlanta on June 22, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan chided relatives of nine African-Americans shot and killed by a white gunman in the Emanuel AME Church massacre on June 17 in Charleston, S.C., for being “too quick to forgive.”

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Evans fears more racial violence after Charleston shootings

John Evans, president of the DeKalb NAACP, fears the massacre of nine black church members by a white gunman on June 17 at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., could be a prelude to large-scale racial violence in America.

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DeKalb suspends P-card use for most

DeKalb County has suspended use of its county-issued Visa purchasing cards for most of the current users, including county officials and members of the Board of Commissioners.

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Testimony under way in Ellis' second trial

A jury of six men and six women began hearing evidence on June 9 in the second trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis.

Crime prevention workshop seeks solutions

Southwest DeKalb residents and other stakeholders can attend a June 18 Community Crime Prevention Workshop at Greenforest Community Baptist in Decatur.

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Jury selection underway for Ellis' second trial

Lawyers were expected to pick a jury on Friday to hear the corruption charges against suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis.

School Board fires Champion Middle teacher in student sex case

Champion Theme Middle School teacher Quentin Wright has been fired from DeKalb County Schools for allowing some of his students to have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.

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