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New Phone Lines No Longer Receiving 404, 678 Area Codes

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — If you intend to ask for an Atlanta phone number in the future, get ready for a shock.  The North American Number Planning Association say they will no longer create numbers beginning […]

WAOK-AM–11/13/2013

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Mayor Reed Uncovers New Vending Program

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — The administration for Mayor Kasim Reed has announced plans for a public vending program that will replace the previous program. The new program will be overseen by the License and Permit Unit […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2013

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Doctors Urge Parents To Adopt Policy Restricting Teen Texts, Online Access

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

10/28/2013

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Dog Deaths Blamed On Jerky Treats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules put forward Friday were not […]

WAOK-AM–10/26/2013

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Food Stamps To Be Cutback Soon

Atlanta (WAOK/Fox 5) — Millions of families in Atlanta and across the nation are coming to grips with the adjustments that will soon be made to the food stamp program. Beginning November 1, 2013, the […]

WAOK-AM–10/26/2013

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HoneyBaked Ham Hiring Hundreds For Holidays

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Looking for work this holiday season? The HoneyBaked Ham Company will be hiring hundreds of part-time workers in order to prepare for its busiest time of the year for selling ham, turkey breast, […]

WAOK-AM–10/24/2013

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Aaron’s Reaches Settlement In Spying Charges

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) – Aaron’s Inc, the Atlanta-based rent-to-own company, has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the business enabled its franchisees to install software onto their computers that allowed them […]

WAOK-AM–10/24/2013

A lack of pop culture knowledge and tech savvy skills are keeping parents out of touch and “uncool.” (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Little Knowledge Of iPhone, Twerking Makes Parents ‘Uncool’

A lack of pop culture knowledge and tech savvy skills are keeping parents out of touch and “uncool.”

10/20/2013

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Top U.S. Airlines List Airline Pet Policies

Atlanta (WAOK/USA Today)– Traveling with pets can be a hassle for every party. The owner, the airline, and the other passengers must all deal with the issues that come with customers bringing their pets on […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

The change of seasons should be used as a reminder to address vehicle maintenance items. While following the instructions in the vehicles owners manual is probably the best way to gauge when repairs and maintenance […]

WAOK-AM–10/05/2013