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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Candler Road Wendy’s reopening after $500,000 makeover

The Wendy’s restaurant on Candler Road is expected to reopen Dec. 12 after a $500,000 makeover. The renovation, which has been underway since Nov. 5, is updating the look of the restaurant with its urban design that includes a red silo marquee.

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Bargain-hunting shoppers snag Black Friday deals in stores, online

Holiday shoppers found bargains and deep discounts as they crowded South DeKalb stores and malls on Black Friday, Nov. 25, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

New city of Stonecrest expects to be operational by April 1

The new city of Stonecrest, approved by voters Nov. 8, expects to begin operations on April 1, 2017 after electing its mayor and a five-member city council.

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Wynview tenants call the Stone Mountain apartments a health hazard

Tenants at the Wynview Apartments in Stone Mountain say they’re tired of trying to get managers to clean away mold and fix other problems that threaten their health and safety. One of them was fed up enough to fight an eviction notice with a counter claim in DeKalb Magistrate Court over living conditions.

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Southland's grinch stole Halloween, candy from kids

Kids looking for candy on Halloween, didn't find any at the Southland subdivision in Stone Mountain.

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DeKalb Super District 7 candidates talk transparency, experience

Transparency issues involving candidates Gregory Adams, Randal Mangham and John Tolbert highlighted an Oct. 10 forum in Lithonia featuring them and five other candidates vying for a Super District 7 seat on the DeKalb board of commissioners.

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Voters finally get their say on proposed city of Stonecrest

Four years after organizers proposed a city of Stonecrest with a population of 50,000, residents in portions of unincorporated Lithonia are finally voting on a Nov. 8 referendum to create the city.

First DeKalb schools water lead testing results released

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

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Five DeKalb Schools have high lead levels in their water

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water-Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

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Ex-officer to be tried in slaying of naked man

Former DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olsen, who shot and killed naked and unarmed Anthony Hill in March 2015, must stand trial. That is the ruling of DeKalb Superior Court Judge J.P. Boulee on Olsen’s motion to dismiss the charges against him.

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