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Rep. John Lewis: I Don’t Want To See Us Go Back. I Want To Go Forward.

“I gave a little blood on that bridge, for the right to vote.” Congressman John Lewis recalling that fateful day, March 7, 1965, when he and a group of peaceful protestors were attempting to march […]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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Ga NAACP: The Secretary of State Needs To Do His Job

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson is calling on the Georgia Secretary of State to “do his job”. Johnson tells V103/WAOK News, “The NAACP has had to sue this Secretary of State to do his job.” […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In The November Election

“We’re busier than we were for the presidential election, as-far-as the number of applications that are coming in.” Richard Barron, the Fulton County Director of Voter Registrations and Elections, tells V103/WAOK News, “However, we are […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Hutchins: I Think The Hawks Are Going To Be An Example Of Diversity And Inclusion

Some insight perhaps into what happened during Friday’s long-awaited meeting between civil rights leaders in Atlanta and executives with the Atlanta Hawks organization. After the two hour meeting, the Reverend Markel Hutchins would only say, […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2014

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Stacey Abrams: We Will Not Stay Quiet And Be Accused Of Things We Did Not Do

Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) says attorneys for her organization, New Georgia Project, have reached an agreement with the Georgia secretary of state’s office. The agreement is to begin the production of […]

WAOK-AM–09/29/2014

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Former Atlanta Hawks Players Remember ABA And NBA Player Caldwell Jones

“I’m gonna miss Caldwell”, words from former Atlanta Hawks player Moses Malone about his longtime friend Caldwell Jones. Funeral services were held for Jones on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Greater Traveler’s Rest Baptist […]

WAOK-AM–09/27/2014

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Update: Judge Sides With Fulton County On Property Tax Hike

The Fulton County State House Republican Caucus is suing the Fulton County Commission over its decision to raise the millage rate. Supporters of the increase say additional revenue is needed to avoid massive cuts in […]

WAOK-AM–09/19/2014

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Atlanta Religious Leaders Tell Elected Officials That Voting Is Sacred

African-American and white clergy in Atlanta held a prayer vigil and news conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. They called on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary […]

WAOK-AM–09/18/2014

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New Georgia Laws In Effect

There will be multiple new Georgia laws going into effect today. July 1 has traditionally served as a big day for major legislation because it is connected to the start of the new fiscal year. […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2014

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Drug Testing For Food Stamp Recipients To Become Law?

Atlanta (WAOK)- Applicants for food stamps and welfare may now have to get drug tested and pay for it, if Governor Nathan Deal signs a bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly. The applicants would […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2014

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