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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Quick start for Holiday sales

Black Friday shopping jumped off to a quick start on Nov. 27 with eager crowds at South DeKalb stores and malls hunting bargains and deep discounts on the traditional first official day of the holiday rush.

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Mixed-use Avondale Park development gets nod from county

The $95 million Avondale Park development, near the Kensington MARTA station, will move ahead now that the county has approved the rezoning application for a mixed-use development.

Milestones test results offer hope despite low passing rates

The Georgia Milestones 2015 Spring test shows lower passing rates for DeKalb elementary, middle and high school students, but School District officials say the scores also show signs of progress.

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Justices grant Crawford Lewis another day in court

Former DeKalb Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis is getting another day in DeKalb County court.

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Hosea Feed the Hungry hosting thousands for Thanksgiving

More than 4,000 homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families will dine at the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.

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DeKalb residents divided over best form of county government

After years of corruption and scandals, the conversation about DeKalb’s CEO form of government took off Nov. 16 with a lively discussion among residents from across the county at the South DeKalb Senior Center in Decatur.

Pro soccer complex departs DeKalb for Cobb County

The Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer Team has abandoned plans to build its $35 million soccer complex in DeKalb and will now build in Marietta.

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Teens indicted in carjacking to be tried as adults

The three teens from Stone Mountain and Decatur charged with the slaying of Decatur barber Shaneku McCurty will be tried as adults.

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Teens charged in fatal carjacking to be tried as adults

Three DeKalb teens charged in the murder of a Decatur barber in a carjacking attempt on Oct. 23 will be tried as adults, DeKalb District Attorney Robert James said on Nov. 10.

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LaVista Hills cityhood supporters may challenge referendum loss

Organizers of the failed LaVista Hills cityhood effort said on Nov. 7 that they are considering a legal challenge to the results of the Nov. 3 referendum after receiving numerous reports of voting irregularities..

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