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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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State Board Approves Albany State Nursing Program

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) – The Georgia Board of Nursing has granted approval for a nursing program at Albany State University, the state’s only historically black university with such a program. The Albany Herald reports (http://bit.ly/IRbWb0) that the […]

WAOK-AM–04/19/2012

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Cobb County Might Lay Off 200 Teachers

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County school board members have been told the system might have to lay off 200 teachers to ease a budget deficit. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that school board members […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2012

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School Systems Target Bus Service For Cuts

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Rising fuel costs and shrinking budgets have led many Georgia school systems to reduce school bus service, including the number of stops. School bus stops are farther apart in districts where service has […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2012

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