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Atlanta City Council Approves Its Own Pay Raises

ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) –  Atlanta city council members have approved a 50-percent pay raise,  for themselves,  that is scheduled to take effect in 2014.    Council members voted 10-4 to approve the plan,   after a recommendation,  […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2012

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Comcast Promises Refund To Over-Paying Customer

Azzem, who is 86 years old, has been a loyal Comcast customer in Mobile, Alabama for more than 25 years. But two months ago, he made a simple calculation error on his online bill that cost him a lot of money.

09/05/2012

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Morris Brown Owes Faculty and Staff

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Court records show that Morris Brown College, which faces possible foreclosure, has not paid some of its employees for three months. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the historically black Atlanta college owes […]

WAOK-AM–08/30/2012

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Ga. Governments Fail To Post Electronic Budgets

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Local governments in Georgia are ignoring a new law requiring they electronically post their budgets in a move meant to increase financial transparency. Law requires governments with annual budgets of more than […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2012

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Governor Deal Decides To End Tolls On Ga. 400

ATLANTA (AP/WXIA/WAOK) — Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the end of tolls on Georgia Highway 400 by the end of next year. The governor  tied the announcement to the metro Atlanta area’s upcoming transportation tax […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2012

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Families Pull Back On College Spending

CHICAGO (CBS ATL/WAOK) – Families have started applying cost-saving strategies to cut college spending in the past academic school year, choosing less expensive schools and finding more economic ways for students to attend. More students […]

WAOK-AM–07/16/2012

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Atlanta City Council Committee Votes On Parking Fine Increase

ATLANTA (WAOK) – The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote on a proposal Monday to raise parking fees.  The Atlanta City Council Transportation committee voted Wednesday on a $10 ticket increase. The city hopes to […]

WAOK-AM–06/16/2012

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Suntrust Raises Minimums, Prepares To Settle Discrimination Complaint

ATLANTA (AP) —Atlanta-based SunTrust is joining other competitors that are requiring higher minimum deposits on basic checking accounts to avoid paying fees. The changes go into effect Aug. 24 and affect customers who have Everyday […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2012

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UGA President Gets $2 Million Upon Retiring

ATLANTA (AP) — The state Board of Regents has approved a more than $2 million salary package for the five years after University of Georgia President Michael Adams retires. The board approved the package at […]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2012

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Atlanta Public Schools Plans To Shed 350 Positions

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Public Schools plans to shed 350 positions next year and order two employee furlough days as it attempts to cut about $47 million from its budget. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the school district […]

WAOK-AM–05/01/2012

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