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“Those Hearses Could Be Carrying Someone Who Died At The Hands Of Violence”

A community procession of hearses preceeded the Stop The Violence campaign and rally. It was held Sunday at Greater Travelers Rest Church in Decatur. Sponsored by the Georgia Funeral Service Practioner’s Association, the rally addressed […]

02/23/2015

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Report: Domestic Terror Attacks Every 34 Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CBS ATLANTA) —  A new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows startling statistics regarding domestic terror attacks and radical violence. Not only are more attacks emanating from within the U.S., the number of […]

02/13/2015

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Former APS Chief On Deeds Transfer: “Children Can’t Wait On Adults”

The Atlanta Public School System wants to get rid of some surplus property to bring in revenue but has hit a snag. Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen says it can’t unload the properties because the City […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Affordable Health Care: Enroll By Sunday Or “It’ll Be Taken From Your Tax Return”

Dante McKay, Georgia State Director of Enroll America is making the rounds, getting out the word that the deadline to enroll in the federal health care plan is quickly approaching. The deadline is Sunday, February […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Longtime State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Says 2015 Session Will Be His Last

“I am moving to Monroe” – that’s why Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks says the 2015 legislative session will likely be his last. Brooks, who has represented Atlanta at the Georgia Capitol for 35 years, […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Atlanta Warrant Amnesty: “There Are Some Real Consequences For Missing A Court Date”

It’s a “limited time offer” according to Christopher Patterson with City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He’s talking about the court’s Warrant Amnesty Program. For the next seven weeks, those with outstanding warrants, according to Patterson, […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Warning: “Consumers Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars”

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians to be alert for “telephone calls from individuals claiming to have life insurance proceeds available to them for a fee.” According to Hudgens, “My office has received complaints […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015