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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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'The War Room' draws faith community to cinemas

Members of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain packed the theatres of AMC Stonecrest 16 Cinemas on Aug. 30 to see “The War Room,” a faith-based film that’s giving the blockbuster rap music biopic “Straight outta Compton” a run for its money at the local box-office.

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Julian Bond remembered as 'champion of equality for all'

Tributes poured in this week from elected officials and community leaders for Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman, a key figure in the 1960s civil rights movement, a Georgia lawmaker for 19 years, and a lifelong champion of equal rights.

Boyer’s husband gets year, day in federal prison in fraud case

John Boyer, who masterminded his wife’s theft of $85,000 in DeKalb County taxpayers’ funds, is going to federal prison for one year and one day.

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Julian Bond remembered as 'champion of equality for all'

Tributes are pouring in from elected officials and community leaders in memory of Julian Bond, former Chairman of the NAACP, a key figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, a Georgia lawmaker for 19 years and a lifelong champion of equal rights.

No arrests for guards in mall beating

The three security guards caught on video beating a 15-year-old boy at the Mall at Stonecrest will not be arrested, a DeKalb County magistrate judge ruled this week.

Ethics charges over disclosures filed against DA Robert James

Weeks after winning the conviction of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis on attempted theft by extortion and perjury charges, District Attorney Robert James is facing ethics questions about how he has handled his personal finances and campaign debt.

May wants facts, recommendations in final corruption report

Special investigators hunting corruption in DeKalb government need to come up with facts and recommendations in a final report soon, says interim DeKalb CEO Lee May.

May wants facts, recommendations in final corruption report

Special investigators hunting corruption in DeKalb government need to come up with facts and recommendations in a final report soon, says interim DeKalb CEO Lee May.

Ethics charges over disclosures filed against DA Robert James

Weeks after winning the conviction of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis on attempted theft by extortion and perjury charges, District Attorney Robert James is facing ethics questions about how he has handled his personal finances and campaign debt.

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May’s investigator says DeKalb is ‘rotten to the core’

DeKalb County government “is rotten to the core,” says Mike Bowers, the investigator hired by interim CEO Lee May to root out corruption.

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