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Attend The Youth Peace Party

Middle and High School Students are invited to attend a peace party sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Children & Youth, Music Education Group, the King Center and numerous community partners.  “PEACE PARTY ATL” […]

WAOK-AM–02/20/2014

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Ala. Bill Would Require Daily Congressional Prayer In Schools

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.

02/11/2014

Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

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Top 10 Local News Stories Of 2013

Surprise deaths, suspicious deaths and deaths that at least seemed like they could have been avoided dominated the Atlanta news scene this past year – and that doesn’t even include the pall that was cast […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2013

Sam & April McNair

The Sidney Wood Show: When A Simple Hug Goes Wrong

Today on the Sidney Wood Show we had Sam and April McNair in the studio.  If you are not familiar with Sam’s story, he is a Duluth High School student that was suspended for a […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2013

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Spelman President Receives Prestigious Award

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) – Spelman College President Beverly Tatum has  become the first president of a historically black college or university to receive the Carnegie Academic Leadership award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Tatum, a […]

WAOK-AM–12/09/2013

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Run-Off Elections Held Today

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — The City of Atlanta and other municipalities will hold run-off elections today December 3. Many school boards, city councils, and mayors will still be decided. The race for Board of Education seats is of […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

File photo of a person lighting a cigarette. (Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

Campus Smoking Ban Proposed

ATLANTA (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon serving on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents is proposing to ban smoking at the system’s 31 schools. Thomas Hopkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he wants the […]

WAOK-AM–11/28/2013

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Cell Phone App Launched For Clayton County Schools

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — In an attempt to curb problematic incidents within it’s schools, Clayton County Public Schools announced Thursday that it has put together an application to use on smart phones called iWatch. The app […]

WAOK-AM–11/26/2013

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Georgia Tech Grad Receives Rhodes Scholarship

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Melissa L. McCoy, a 2012 graduate from Georgia Tech, was named a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship over the weekend. The 32 American students chosen to receive the scholarship are set […]

WAOK-AM–11/26/2013