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Know Your Rights-Save Your Life Townhall Meeting

On the heels of the death of Nicholas Thomas in Smyrna, Georgia, WAOK, V-103, the Brothers of Let Us Make Man and the Davis Bozeman Law firm will hold a town hall meeting Monday to […]

WAOK-AM–04/05/2015

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Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

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CRCT Replaced By Georgia Milestones Assessment

In a few days, students in Georgia’s schools will begin testing through the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. For grades 3 through high school, the Georgia Milestones, or GMAS, replaces the CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Tests). […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

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Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

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Thomas Family: I Want The Name Of The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed My Son

UPDATE: The Smyrna police officer who pulled the trigger that claimed the life of Nicholas Thomas is identified as Sgt. Kenneth Owens. The Thomas family has been told that the GBI will not be called […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Former Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall Dies

Dr. Beverly Hall former Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools has died from breast cancer. Dr. Hall had been suffering from stage four breast cancer since 2011. According to court documents in the Atlanta Public […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2015

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Former Atlanta Airport Baggage Handler Arraigned On Federal Firearms Trafficking Charges

Former Delta Air Lines baggage handler, Eugene Harvey, has been arraigned on federal charges of conspiring to carry dangerous weapons on an aircraft, firearms trafficking, and illegally entering an airport area to evade security and […]

WAOK-AM–02/27/2015

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Millions Of Georgians Impacted By Insurance Company Data Breach

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says that the recent data breach and cyber-attack of Anthem Inc.’s computer system has potentially impacted more than 3.7 million Georgians who may have had their personal information compromised. Anthem […]

WAOK-AM–02/27/2015

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Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015