Maria Boynton

Close to 80 employers are expected at Friday's citywide career expo at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
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Maria Boynton
May 15, 2019 - 1:50 pm
According to Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler, in general, the state is creating jobs at an impressive pace. He's quoted as saying "these are the kinds of trends I like to see." According to Butler, "we've been adding jobs and seeing fewer layoffs consistently. This Friday, a citywide...
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Former first lady Michelle Obama talked about her life during "Becoming" book tour event in Atlanta
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Maria Boynton
May 13, 2019 - 4:49 pm
The 21,000 seats inside Atlanta's State Farm Arena were filled, as Atlanta came out to see the country's first black first lady, Michelle Obama. She was in town Saturday promoting her book "Becoming", a memoir. Earlier in the day she spent time with students of Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. Click...
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs bill banning abortions after 6 weeks.
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Maria Boynton
May 07, 2019 - 5:54 pm
Georgia's controversial "Heartbeat" Abortion bill has been signed into law. Now called the "Life Act", Governor Brian Kemp signed the measure Tuesday during a ceremony inside the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta. Prior to attaching his signature, Governor Kemp remarked that "Georgia is a state...
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Boys to Men Weekend Conference includes a trip to the YMCA Camp High Harbour in Cartersville GA
(Photo Credit: Bruce Griggs)
Maria Boynton
May 02, 2019 - 6:08 pm
V103-Atlanta personality Greg Street has a reputation of giving back to the community. His "WeNeed2Read" initiative rewards hundreds of students annually. Working alongside Bruce Griggs, a local probation officer, the two say they want to help boys become men, and outside the walls of jail. Click...
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John Singleton became the youngest and first black film maker nominated for a Best Director Oscar.
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Maria Boynton
April 30, 2019 - 8:19 am
He became the youngest and first black film maker nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his debut film "Boyz N the Hood". Click here to learn about the life and death of film director John Singleton.
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Active Shooter at Emory Hospital Atlanta
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Maria Boynton
April 15, 2019 - 8:41 pm
Our own Maria Boynton was visiting a friend at Emory St. Joseph's in Sandy Springs this evening as a Code Silver was issued over the public address system. "I am at Emory Hospital at St. Joseph's, in Sandy Springs GA, where a person with a gun, and described as a 'visitor', has apparently shot and...
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Memorial Service was held Tuesday for Atlanta Student Movement Founder Dr. Lonnie King Jr.
(Photo from the family of Lonnie King Jr.)
Maria Boynton
March 19, 2019 - 6:48 pm
"This is a great gathering of many many men and women who have contributed so much", the words of Dr. Raphael Warnock, as the memorial service for Dr. Lonnie C. King was nearing an end. King was a founder of the Atlanta Student Movement. The group staged various sit-ins in the 1960s, calling...
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Dressed as characters from the fictional tv show and book "The Handmaids Tail" (about a totalitarian society) protestors have been assembling at the GA Capitol
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Maria Boynton
March 14, 2019 - 5:50 pm
Room 450 inside the Georgia Capitol was crowded inside Thursday, with another 100 having to gather outside. It's where the Georgia Senate Science and Technology Committee is holding hearings on HB 481. (Photo Credit: Erica Thomas) The so-called "fetal heartbeat" bill would make it illegal for a...
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Early voting ends Friday on proposed expansion of MARTA into Gwinnett County. March 19 is Election Day.
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Maria Boynton
March 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm
The last day of early voting on Gwinnett County's MARTA referendum is Friday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Polling locations will be open the same hours on Tuesday, March 19. Residents are deciding whether to allow MARTA to take over Gwinnett's current transit system, and to add a 1...
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