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A house on Griffin Street is flattened by a Georgia National Guard bulldozer. Removing blighted properties is the next phase in the effort to clean the English Avenue area of illegal drugs. (Credit: Lericia Harris/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Blighted Properties Bulldozed In The Bluffs To Clear Out Drug Dealing

The walls came tumbling down on Griffin Street Wednesday. It is the next phase in the clean up of the English Avenue area. The initial phase of the Drug Market Intervention involved the summoning of […]


Julian Bond (3rd from left) marches with Maynard Jackson, Bunnie Jackson, and John Lewis. (Courtesy of Bunnie Jackson-Ransum)

Julian Bond: Being Remembered As A Rebel With A Cause Who Questioned The Status Quo

Bunnie Jackson-Ransom says there will never be another person who did it like Julian Bond. “He was an amazing man”, says Jackson-Ransom, former wife of the late Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. She tells me that […]


Charvella Hamm points to the area of her son that was injured. Video captured him being beaten by security guards at Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, Georgia. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Update: Mother Of 15 Year Old Beaten By Mall Security Guards To Meet With D-A Monday. Listen To V103 For Details Monday Morning!

UPDATE: 08-10-2015: Judge Rules There’s Not Enough Evidence To Issue Arrest Warrants: Mother Will Now Take Case To Dekalb County D-A When Charvella Hamm and her attorney, Mawuli Davis, appear in Dekalb Magistrate Court today, […]


Maria Boynton talks with Dekalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green about his plans for the system. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton One-On-One With Dekalb Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green: Why He Says Your Student Is In Good Hands

Dr. R. Stephen Green is the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. He was appointed to the position in June after the DeKalb Board of Education conducted a nationwide search and named Dr. […]


Governor Nathan Deal (above) is being called Georgia's "most racially insensitive governor since Lester Maddox". Georgia's 79th governor, Maddox was a staunch segregationist and held the post from 1967-1971. (Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Trying To Turn Back The Clock? Georgia Governor Is Called “Most Racially Insensitive Since Lester Maddox”

In a year in which we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Atlanta state senator Vincent Fort says Governor Nathan Deal is trying to “turn back the clock.” “We need to […]


Interim Dekalb County CEO Lee May (r) is shown on March 18, 2015 announcing  the appointment of former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers as special investigator to look into corruption among county employees.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rotten To The Core: Preliminary Report Issued Into Probe To Root Out Corruption In Dekalb County

The investigator hired by Dekalb County interim CEO Lee May to clean the county of corruption says that the government is “rotten to the core.” Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers was hired by May […]


Maria Boynton is joined by (l-r) Clarence Wells, Jesse Curney III, and Samuel Patterson. They are members of the Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Decatur Kappas Prepare To Host Kappa Kotton Club Benefitting Scholarships And Mentoring Program

The Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is preparing to host the Kappa Kotton Club on September 12, 2015. The event will help in awarding scholarships and also benefit the Kappa Guide […]


A young protester attends a solidarity rally in Decatur, Ga, in August 2015 following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Second Grand Jury Clears Cop In Ariston Waiters’ Death: “We Must Continue To Fight”

A second Grand Jury has cleared Luther Lewis in the 2011 shooting death of Ariston Waiters. Lewis was a police officer in Union City, Georgia, back then. Waiters, who was 18 years old, ran away […]


Residents and activists plan to hold a rally tonight outside Friendship Towers in Atlanta. They claim that the residents continue to be without air conditioning at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Residents To Stage “Get Them Out Now” Rally Tonight

They say that “enough is enough” and this evening activists and residents of Friendship Towers say they plan to hold a city wide rally. They have distributed flyers calling for support of the “senior citizens […]