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17 Year Old Hits City Council President With Question About APS BeltLine Deal

The 14th Annual Reverend Joseph E. Lowery Lecture Series on Civic Engagement was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell delivered the keynote address […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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“Those Hearses Could Be Carrying Someone Who Died At The Hands Of Violence”

A community procession of hearses preceeded the Stop The Violence campaign and rally. It was held Sunday at Greater Travelers Rest Church in Decatur. Sponsored by the Georgia Funeral Service Practioner’s Association, the rally addressed […]

02/23/2015

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Laila Ali: “My Father Paved The Way Before Me”

She is the spitting image of her mother, Veronica Porshe Ali. Laila Ali, a former four-time world title boxer, is a beauty. Under the watchful eyes of her husband Curtis Conway, Ali granted me an […]

WAOK-AM–02/19/2015

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Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Workers. Georgia To Get 1,200

ATLANTA, GA. (WAOK)-Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday that it will hire 80,000 workers for its busy spring selling season, matching last year’s hiring level. Here in Georgia those seeking employment should know 1,200 jobs are […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Affordable Health Care: Enroll By Sunday Or “It’ll Be Taken From Your Tax Return”

Dante McKay, Georgia State Director of Enroll America is making the rounds, getting out the word that the deadline to enroll in the federal health care plan is quickly approaching. The deadline is Sunday, February […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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RadioShack Begins Wave of Liquidation Sales

ATLANTA, GA. (WAOK)- This weekend will see the start of a final round of sales at 1,700 RadioShack stores, the first wave slated for liquidation as the consumer-electronics retailer tries to cut down its chain […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Driver Plows Through Cobb County Restaurant, Student Dies

The Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar at Barrett Creek in Kennesaw is closed today. The store’s answering machine says it’s due to “a serious motor vehicle accident.” Total disbelief is what 27-year-old Eric Reynolds […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Atlanta Streetcar On Auburn: “Business Is Absolutely Wonderful”

Business owners, even more than Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, are hoping for flocks of customers now that the streetcar is open for business. Last night I visited Sweet Auburn Seafood. Business was quite brisk as […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Prices At The Pump: “Expect Them To Climb Fairly Steadily”

We’ve enjoyed falling gasoline prices for months, but nothing good lasts forever right? Senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski says the national average price of gasoline has already increased by 5 cents per gallon from $2.06 […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Warning: “Consumers Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars”

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians to be alert for “telephone calls from individuals claiming to have life insurance proceeds available to them for a fee.” According to Hudgens, “My office has received complaints […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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