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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

Advocacy groups are fighting a Georgia policy that would charge the state’s nearly 800,000 users of taxpayer-funded cellphone service a $5 per month fee. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Consumer Groups Fight $5 ‘Obama Phone’ Fee In Georgia

Advocacy groups are fighting a Georgia policy that would charge the state’s nearly 800,000 users of taxpayer-funded cellphone service a $5 per month fee.

12/18/2013

File photo of vote here sign. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

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

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Obama Administration Delays Healthcare Enrollment

Washington (WAOK/Fox News) — President Barack Obama has decided to push back the date for the second round of enrollment under his Affordable Care Act. The original date set for October 15, 2014 was pushed […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2013

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Dekalb County Government Style To Be Debated

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May has announced that the county will hold three meetings to get input from residents regarding re-structuring the counties government. Dekalb county is the only county in […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2013

Allentown Gym Provides Haven For Disadvantaged Urban Youth

New Measure Places Poverty Rate At 1 to 6

Washington (WAOK/AP) — A new measure designed to provide a large spectrum of who poverty is affecting and how many are being affected has found that over 3 million more people are being affected by […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2013

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Two Atlanta City Council Incumbents Lose

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The makeup of the Atlanta City Council will remain virtually unchanged over the next four years. All incumbent councilmembers won reelection except two. Councilman Aaron Watson was defeated by former city council member Mary Norwood […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been elected to a second term. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Re-Elected

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was elected to a second term, defeating three little-known challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing a key city in the South.

11/06/2013

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Splost On Ballot In Cobb & Gwinnett

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Municipal elections will be held today in almost all municipalities in Georgia. In Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, residents will be voting on SPLOST. SPLOST, short for Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax, is a tax […]

WAOK-AM–11/05/2013

File photo of vote here sign. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Fulton County Voting System Misidentifies Felons

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Fulton County officials have notified numerous residents that they may not be eligible to vote due to information stating that they were convicted felons. The issue with these notifications is that these […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2013

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