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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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$380 Million Powerball Lottery: “If You Don’t Play You Can’t Win”

When there was no winner of Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot, it rolled over to $360 million. It has now climbed to $380 million, the sixth largest in the history of the game, and the biggest […]

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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Gas Price Slide “Has Indeed Come To A Halt”

Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 a gallon, according to the gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Driving between Roswell and Canton Sunday, I saw […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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Foundation Initiative “Would Help Alleviate The World Food Crisis”

“All they have to do is put it in the water and watch it grow”, that’s what former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young says about the main component in his effort to help alleviate the world […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Carnival Corporation CEO Says “Keep Exploring Until You Find What Your Passions Are”

Arnold Donald has lead Carnival Corporation since July 2013. He is the first African American to serve as CEO of the world’s largest cruise line. He is quoted as having said, “There is no question […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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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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