Maria Boynton

National Weather Service Meteorologists in Peachtree City GA keep an eye on Hurricane Michael
(Photos Courtesy of Keith Stellman)
Maria Boynton
October 10, 2018 - 6:43 pm
Strong winds from Hurricane Michael are taking out some of the National Weather Service wind sensors. But, NWS Meteorologist in Charge Keith Stellman says the readings they've been able to get indicate the storm is still packing a pretty good punch. At approximately 5:00pm est. it was moving into...
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File photo of voters in East Cobb. (Courtesy of @attorneygriggs)
Maria Boynton
October 10, 2018 - 4:59 pm
The all-time voter registration record has been shattered in Georgia. According to the Secretary of State's office there are now more than 6,915,000 voters on the rolls. And though Brian Kemp, the Secretary of State, has purged roughly 700,000 names from the voter rolls, the new eligible voter...
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Maria Boynton
October 10, 2018 - 4:21 pm
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston prepares for her 8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium and Resource Fair, she says there's an uptick in such violence in the county. "It is an epidemic, and it is a problem, and that's why we want to...
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Carolyn Bourdeaux is the Democratic nominee for the 7th Congressional District seat
Photo courtesy Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress Campaign)
Maria Boynton
October 08, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Political newcomer Carolyn Bourdeaux says one of the big pushes bringing her into the arena is healthcare reform. "We have 110,000 people in the 7th Congressional District without health insurance and that's just unacceptable." According to Bourdeaux, her Republican opponent Rob Woodall , "has...
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File photo of voters participating in Sunday voting at the Adamsville Recreation Center
(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
October 04, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Election Day is in 33 days, and Fulton County Director of Registration and Elections Rick Barron says there's plenty to do ahead of November 6th. You can find out your voter status by going to the Secretary of State's Online Portal . The deadline to be registered to vote in the November election is...
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File photo of voters manning the polls at the Adamsville Recreation Center
(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
October 04, 2018 - 1:31 pm
October 9th is the last day to register to vote to be able to participate in the November election. But, hundreds of thousands of Georgia may need to register again. You can go to the Secretary of State's Website to register or to check your voter status. Several Civil Rights groups are suing...
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​Photos are Courtesy of MARTA
Maria Boynton
October 03, 2018 - 3:29 pm
It was more than 2 years in the making, the 40-year $2.7 billion dollar plan. Voters in Atlanta approved a half-penny sales tax in 2016. It was for transit operations and construction. During that period, MARTA asked the public for its input. The time has come for the MARTA Board of Directors to...
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Lucy McBath is the Democratic nominee for the 6th District Congressional seat
(Photo courtesy of the Lucy McBath Campaign)
Maria Boynton
October 02, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Sixth District candidate for U.S. Congress Lucy McBath says "gun violence is so extreme, there are no safe places anymore." It was gun violence, the shooting death of her son Jordan Davis in 2012, that propelled McBath into politics. He was shot and killed by a man over loud music. "After Jordan...
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Joel Caldwell (l) and Deborah Scott (m) with GA StandUp, and Hank Stewart (r), President of the Stewart Foundation, during voter registration event at the 5 Points MARTA station in Atlanta GA.
(Photo Credit: Patricia Crawford/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
September 25, 2018 - 4:37 pm
Did you know that every aspect of your life is impacted by your vote? According to NAACP Atlanta's Karen Rene, "even though people vote, they don't understand how it impacts their lives on a daily basis." That's part of the education that groups will deliver this fourth Tuesday in September,...
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Olympian Wyomia Tyus (L) during "A Conversation With Wyomia Tyus" at GA Tech on Sept 16, 2018.
(Photo Courtesy of Tina Tyus)
Maria Boynton
September 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Wyomia Tyus, a native of Griffin, Georgia, says her life changed in 1963, when at age 15, she met Edward Temple. He was the track coach at Tennessee State University. They met during a track meet in Fort Valley, GA. It lead to her being given an athletic scholarship. Tyus would go on to become the...
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