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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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Georgia Seniors Save Millions Through Obamacare

President Barack Obama’s  healthcare plan is saving Georgia seniors millions on prescription drugs. The U.S. Health Department says over the past four years, the Affordable Care Act has trimmed 327-million dollars off  medication costs. The […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

File photo of U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) speaks at a news conference in the Capitol on August 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. House Republicans called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to schedule a vote on a comprehensive energy bill.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Kingston’s Senate Loses Means Less Clout For Ga.

For two decades, Rep. Jack Kingston was a congressman who routinely crushed his opponents on election night — winning a new term every other year with vote totals between 63 and 77 percent.

07/27/2014

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Downtown Power Outage Keeps 5,000 Federal Workers Home

  The U.S. General Services Administration announced the entire Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center will be shut down through Friday due to an electrical issue. The power has been out since the weekend after an […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2014

Businessman David Purdue beat veteran Congressman Jack Kingston in the runoff of the GOP Senate primary. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perdue Defeats Kingston In Senate Runoff

Will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

07/23/2014

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Run Off Election Is Tuesday

Runoff election day is Tuesday, July 22. Voters are being asked to go to the polls to decide several races that were too close to call following the states early primary. There is the U.S. […]

WAOK-AM–07/21/2014

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Early Voting Tally passes 50,000 For Runoff

According to numbers gathered by the Secretary of State this past Wednesday, over 51,000 people have already voted before the July 22 Georgia runoff election. This tally is slightly behind the usual voting pace of […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2014

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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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DFCS Faces Lawsuit After Teen Starves To Death

DFCS faces a $1 million lawsuit after a Georgia teen died from starvation. Ebony Berry is still behind bars after being charged with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter, Markea, in 2012. Berry was arrested […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2014

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Food Stamp Law Violates Federal Rules

The U. S. Department of Agriculture tells the state of Georgia on Tuesday that no law can be passed requiring a drug test from certain food stamp recipients. According to Robin Bailey, USDA Regional Administrator, […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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