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Early Voter Numbers Could Signal Big Changes In Georgia

Early voters poured from the Advance Voting area of the Cobb County Government Center on Lower Roswell Road Friday evening, October 31st. It was the final day for early voting in the election being held […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

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Changing Your Smoke Alarm Battery Could Save Your LIfe

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday. Hudgens says […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

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Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

(State Representative Stacey Abrams)

Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

The Bev Smith Show: Elections & Education

Are your children in the best schools? Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children, about how elections and public policy can deeply impact your children’s education. The […]

WAOK-AM–10/27/2014

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Union City Mayor: We Are Rebuilding, Rebranding, And Revitalizing

Shannon Mall was one of the most bustling shopping venues in the metro Atlanta area for many years, but according to Union City Mayor Vince Williams, “That model of a mall, unfortunately, is a dying […]

WAOK-AM–10/27/2014

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From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on the […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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