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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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Google Announces Super Fast Internet Heading To Atlanta

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Google confirmed on Tuesday it’s version of high-speed broadband Internet is coming to metro Atlanta. And Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that Google Fiber will be available to customers in the city […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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Garden Gnome Fans Fret; SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

SkyMall suspended its catalog business and laid off 47 workers, most of them call center employees, the company hopes to be sold by the end of April.

01/23/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015

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Georgia Gas Prices Tumble Again

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Each week it’s sounding like a broken record. But for drivers in Georgia it has to be sweet music to ears and even sweeter to their wallets. Gas prices across Georgia tumbled nine […]

WAOK-AM–01/19/2015

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[VIDEO] Mayor Reed And City Council President Mitchell Spar In Beltline Debt Dispute

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell exchanged heated words Wednesday, during The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith on CBS Radio’s V-103/WVEE. The dispute centers around Mitchell writing a […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2015

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Mercedes Moving Headquarters From New Jersey To Atlanta

The German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz is moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama.

01/06/2015

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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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