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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Tiny roofs provide shelter for homeless people

For the past 28 years, Mark Alen Foster has been homeless on and off. Since 1987, he has mostly made his bed under trees, old tarps, plastic, cardboard boxes, old umbrellas, and whatever coverings he can salvage.

Burrell Ellis surrenders his law license

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, who is serving an 18-month prison sentence for attempted extortion and perjury, has voluntarily surrendered his law license.

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Few attend forum on charter district petition

DeKalb School District officials will submit a petition to the Georgia Department of Education on Nov. 1 to convert the system’s 137 schools and more than 100,000 students into a charter district.

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Forum reignites debate on cityhood in South DeKalb

More than 100 residents in the proposed city of Greenhaven heard that if they are not at the table when cityhood is being discussed, they will likely be on the menu.

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South DeKalb Senior Center finally opens for business

Seniors are back on Candler Road with the opening on Sept. 22 of the long-awaited South DeKalb Senior Center. The $5 million facility at 1931 Candler Road is next door to the Scott Candler Library.

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Investigators call for Lee May’s resignation

Gov. Nathan Deal, who appointed Lee May to be DeKalb County's interim CEO, said he has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to read former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers' report on corruption in the county and report back to him.

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May’s investigators call for his resignation

Investigator Mike Bowers says Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May does not practice what he preaches and for that and other reasons, Bowers and investigator Richard Hyde have called for May’s resignation.

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Greenhaven cityhood debate draws crowd

A lively town hall meeting on Sept. 23 reignited the debate over whether cities should be formed in South DeKalb.

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Sign sweep sends 1.2 tons of illegal signs to the dump

More than 1.2 tons of illegal signs -- promoting everything from businesses, the sale of junk cars, yard sales and job fairs to homes for rent and for sale -- have been dumped at the Seminole Landfill.

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Newton Sheriff Office lands grant for body cameras

Seventy-three police agencies nationally, including the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, will get more than $23.2 million in grants to expand the use of body-worn cameras and explore their impact.

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