Friendship Baptist Church

Several Friendship Towers residents attended Wednesday's hearing in Fulton County Superior Court. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Judge Names “Special Master” To Determine If Air Conditioning Is Working

A Fulton County Judge has appointed a “Special Master”, a third-party, to determine whether or not the air conditioning at the Friendship Towers residential facility is working properly. Judge Jerry Baxter handed the task to […]

WAOK-AM–09/02/2015

For several months, residents of Friendship Towers on Northside Drive publicly complained that the air conditioning in the building is not sufficient. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Residents Say Judge Has Been Having Inappropriate Conversations And Should Step Away

Residents of Friendship Towers say they are being told to leave the hotel where they’ve been staying while the air conditioning is fixed at their residential high-rise. The management company for the building, located on […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

Friendship Tower, Inc, says that as of Friday, July 24, 2015, "all air systems inside of Friendship Towers are working exactly as designed." (Courtesy of Friendship Towers, Inc.)

Friendship Towers: Owner Says All New Cooling Systems Working

The African American and mostly elderly residents of Friendship Towers have been quite vocal for several months about the air not working inside their homes. They even took the matter to court. Well now, according […]

WAOK-AM–07/26/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says that his Administration is committed to protecting the safety and health of all Atlanta residents. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Says “Conditions At Friendship Towers Are At Crisis Level!”

Click below to hear Mayor Kasim Reed talk about why he’s gotten involved in the residents versus Friendship Towers situation.

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Friendship Towers residents and activists are shown outside the Atlanta high rise. They have complained for months that the air conditioning is not sufficient at the facility that is owned by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Rent Abated For Residents Of Friendship Towers

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter has issued another ruling in the dispute between residents of Friendship Towers and Friendship Baptist Church, the owner of the apartment building. In a hastily called hearing Monday […]

WAOK-AM–07/21/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers say  the air conditioning remains insufficient. Temperatures in the building range at more than 85 degrees. The high-rise apartment building is across the street from where construction is underway for the new Georgia Dome. The owner of the apartments, Friendship Baptist Church, received a reported $19.5 million to tear down its 105 year old sanctuary to make room for the new Dome. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

They Go To Court This Afternoon: Friendship Towers Residents Say “People Should Not Have To Live Like This!”

Residents of Friendship Towers still say the conditions there are “unbearable.” A hearing is set for this afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court. Friendship Baptist Church was ordered last month to cover all attorney’s fees […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers Tries To Evict Tenants: “God’s People Should Not Be Harassed In This Way”

Fulton County Magistrate Court tosses out an effort by Friendship Towers to evict a tenant, with activists saying they will “continue to fight” a second eviction. State Senator Vincent Fort calls it “just reprehensible that […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

DERRICK BOAZMAN

Too Much Truth: Friendship Towers Still Without Air

On Too Much Truth, we discussed the seniors living in Friendship Towers are still without air. It has been a month since Derrick got involved with this matter and nothing has been resolved as of […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

The CEO of Friendship Towers testified Friday that they knew there were problems with the cooling system back in February (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Owner Of Friendship Towers High-Rise To Provide More Air Conditioning

Dozens of residents of the Friendship Towers were still seeking relief when they entered the Fulton County courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan. The high-rise, located on Northside Drive in southwest Atlanta, has been […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

HUD Conducts Inspections At Friendship Towers Following Resident Complaints And Lawsuit

Residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta will have visitors, other than family and friends, today and tomorrow. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is dispatching a team to follow-up on issues reported by […]

WAOK-AM–05/27/2015

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