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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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DeKalb students collect 52 tons of recyclables in a month

In October, students from 17 DeKalb schools saved 52 tons of paper, plastics, wood, and glass from the county landfill.

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Ethics Board reprimands former BOC member Elaine Boyer

The DeKalb Board of Ethics at its Nov. 13 meeting in Decatur voted unanimously to reprimand former District 1 commissioner Elaine Boyer.

Judge Becker is leaving the bench

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker says she will resign from office before the end of the year.

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New traffic signal on Flat Shoals to make left turns less risky

A newly activated traffic signal on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur will make it easier for customers of the Chapel Hill Commons and Village at Flat Shoals shopping plazas to get around safely.

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DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker to resign

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker will resign from office before her term expires on Dec. 31, 2016, Becker announced on Nov. 10.

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Hosea Feed the Hungry scrambling for turkeys, fixings

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless is preparing to feed 40,000 people for the holidays, but it has come up short on turkeys.

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Wilson loses bid for state school superintendent in Republican tide

Faced with her opponent’s insurmountable lead in the Nov. 4 election, Democratic candidate for state school superintendent Valarie Wilson of Decatur conceded the race to Republican Richard Woods of Tifton.

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Now it's 'in the hands of the voters'

Two hours after the polls closed, Valarie Wilson, the Democratic candidate for State School Superintendent, said she hadn’t received any election returns from her staff or the media.

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Brisk activity at polls on Election Day

Election day is underway in Metro Atlanta and across the country with polling places around South DeKalb reporting brisk activity.

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Nunn garners support from John Lewis and DeKalb County

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn says she will represent all of Georgia’s citizens if she is elected.

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