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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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Green gets acquainted with School District stakeholders

Dr. Stephen Green, the sole finalist for DeKalb Schools superintendent, got acquainted with parents, school officials, and stakeholders during a May 19-21 visit to the district he is scheduled to lead beginning July 1.

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Light at the end of Candler Road tunnel

Commuters and business owners along Candler Road who have been frustrated by protracted road work between I-20 and Memorial Drive may soon get relief as a two-year, $7.1 million underground water and gas line replacement project nears completion and a beautification phase gets under way.

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DeKalb selects finalist for school superintendent

The DeKalb School Board is expected to announce at a May 13 news conference that it has selected Kansas City, Mo., school superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green as the finalist to lead the DeKalb School System.

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Tribute to Ultimate Sacrifice

Forty-one DeKalb law officers who were killed in the line of duty in the past 100 years were honored on May 6 for their sacrifice.

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Korean Children’s Choir showcases hymns, spirituals in concert

An audience of about 150 students from Greenforest McCalep Christian Academic Center and members of DeKalb County senior centers and the Korean community got a visual and gospel music treat from the Far East Broadcasting Co. Korean Children’s Choir at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

School board fires superintendent search firm

The DeKalb School Board has fired Chicago-based PROACT Search, Inc., the firm hired by the School District to help it find a new superintendent after “disturbing allegations” about PROACT’s CEO and owner Gary Solomon.

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Memorial planned for McNair teacher killed by tree

Beloved McNair Middle School teacher Dr. Patricia Pusha will be remembered at an April 25 homegoing service at World Changers Church International in College Park.

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Memorial planned for McNair teacher killed by tree

Beloved McNair Middle School teacher Dr. Patricia Pusha will be remembered at an April 25 homegoing service at World Changers Church International in College Park.

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State agents shut down Cake Cafe for $76,000 in unpaid taxes

Customers arriving to pick up their orders on April 15 at the popular Cake Cafe bake shop in Decatur found the store shuttered by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

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School recycling to save thousands of dollars

Thousands of children from 50 DeKalb schools are now recycling tons of paper, plastics and other material that would have gone to the county landfill.

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