Judge Jerry Baxter

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]


File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Educators In Cheating Case Must Have Own Lawyers

A judge on Thursday said he would not allow any lawyer to represent more than one defendant in the case involving a cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools.