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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

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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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Senator Fort Concerned About Software Issue Causing Problems For Voters

Atlanta (WAOK) — State Senator Vincent Fort says he is very concerned about irregularities with voter registration forms in Fulton County. Fulton County election officials say  a new web-based system has caused hundreds of people within the […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2013

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Atlanta Mayors Embroiled In Battle

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — The race for Atlanta City Council has developed into more than just a simple run for election for the seat. The campaigns of Andre Dickens and H. Lamar Willis have turned into […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2013

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Post-Shutdown, Few Concrete Budget Proposals Between Parties

Democrats and Republicans running in 2014 have been generous with their criticism after the latest short-term deal to keep the governing running and pay U.S. debts.

10/27/2013

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Georgia Capitol Statue To Be Moved

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK.) — Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered a statue of a controversial Georgia politician and publisher moved from a prominent spot at the Capitol. Deal signed an executive order this month, saying the Thomas […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2013

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In Focus Atlanta: Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May

Atlanta (WAOK) — In light of immoral, unethical, and criminal conduct in numerous positions of power within Dekalb County, Lee May has made it his duty to “be forward thinking and…look out into the future […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2013

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New Policy Set For Airline Travelers Caught With Guns

Atlanta (WAOK/WSBTV) — Chief Magistrate Court Judge Wanda Dallas has changed the policy for people caught with handguns that are traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It is a change for the airport that led the […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Congressman Sanford Bishop Treated For Cancer

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — United States Representative Sanford Bishop announced on Friday that has stated that he has been undergoing treatment for a throat tumor since last month. After noticing a small lump in his neck […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Early Voting Is Underway

Atlanta (WAOK)- Election Day will be here in just a few weeks.  For residents of Fulton County, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties this election will see several opportunities to change your representation. You will […]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2013

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