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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

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Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Murdered Cobb Couple To Be Buried Today

Elrey “Bud” Runion was a veteran. The 69 year old man and his 66 year old wife June, are to be laid to rest today at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Services were held […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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Funeral Held For Cobb County Couple Found Slain In South Georgia

The two black hearses were positioned just outside the entrance doors into Mount Paran North Church of God. Many came to the Marietta church on Saturday, January 31, 2015, to say a final goodbye to […]

WAOK-AM–01/31/2015

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Atlanta Talk Show Host Takes Political Strategy To Ferguson

It’s called Ferguson Politics 101 and WAOK talk show host Rashad Richey is taking it to Ferguson, Missouri. Richey, who hosts Real Talk With Rashad Richey, is a former political director and lead strategist for […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Andrew Young Says “People Who Use The Bible To Attack Homosexuals Don’t Understand The Bible”

Andrew J. Young Foundation Chairman Andrew Young has never been accused of mincing words. And when I asked for his opinion on the hottest topic in Atlanta politics right now, he didn’t hold back. Former […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Accused Killer Of Cobb Couple “Not The Type People That Live In My District”

A 28-year-old man from Telfair County, Georgia, is charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Marietta couple Bud and June Runion. Police say that Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns was likely the […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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Man Appeals Conviction For Killing Outside Preschool

A lawyer for a man found guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting outside an Atlanta area preschool is seeking to have his client’s conviction overturned.

01/17/2015

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