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WAOK FAMILY Network Mixer-POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

DUE TO CONCERNS OVER SEVERE STORMS IN THE ATLANTA AREA TODAY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULED DATE.  

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

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Georgia’s New Laws: Effective July 1

ATLANTA,GA (WAOK)-Wednesday marks the effective date for hundreds of bills and resolutions the General Assembly adopted this year. Here is a look at some of the more important new laws. Autism: Children ages 6 and […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2015

Former Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion in his corruption re-trial. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis Found Guilty

A jury of six men and six women have found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of four of the nine counts against him. He was accused of forcing county vendors into contributing to […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2015

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Remembering James ‘Alley Pat’ Patrick

Emmy Award Winning Journalist and friend, Maynard Eaton, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey on the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist, and radio legend James “Alley Pat” Patrick. Alley Pat’s […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Moore

Mike Moore Interviews: (Video) Mayor Reed Talks Police Body Cameras

ATLANTA, GA- In the wake of several police shootings nationwide and here in metro Atlanta, there has been a call all across the country for law enforcement to supply their officers with body cameras. I […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Michael Thurmond has served as superintendent of the Dekalb County School Systam for the past 2 and a half years. While he had strong leadership skills, Thurmond had no education background. Thurmond is credited with a list of major developments during his tenure. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Lessons Learned By Michael Thurmond

Today is Michael Thurmond’s last day as Superintendent of Schools in Dekalb County, Georgia’s 3rd largest school district. At a recent school board meeting, Thurmond was hailed as a “Godsend” and as a “Hero” for […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of Gwenevere McCord. (Credit: Sonia Murray/ CBS Local)

What Sheriff Victor Hill Had To Say To The Congregation, When He Resurfaced After Shooting

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is back from his trip to Israel. We haven’t seen, or heard, much of anything from Hill since the shooting back on May 3, in which he critically wounded a […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Photo by Rashad Richey CBS Radio

Gang Members March In Solidarity

Members of five rival gangs met on a street in Atlanta on Sunday to show solidarity and unity in solving the areas problems.  Members of the Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples, P-Stones and the Vice Lords joined […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2015

According to his obituary, at first, A. Reginald Eaves served as an assistant to Mayor Maynard Jackson, but because of an increasing number of unjustified police killings, espcially in the black community, the mayor created a new position, Commissioner of Public Safety and assigned Eaves to the role. (Courtesy of the Eaves family)

A. Reginald Eaves: Atlanta Turns Out To Remember Its “Modern Day Moses”

Asaph Reginald Eaves was Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner and a Fulton County Commissioner. The uncle of current Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves, died on June 9, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 81. A. […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2015

Amanda Davis was set to return to local TV, but was charged with driving drunk just hours before the debut. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Radio)

Amanda Davis Says “Don’t Count Me Out”

Amanda Davis, the longtime Atlanta television journalist who was recently hit with another DUI charge, has a message, “don’t count me out.” Davis was at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday attending a memorial service. She looked […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Kickoff To Atlanta Jazz Festival Month

Every May Atlantans prepare to bring in the warm weather with the Atlanta Jazz Festival. For three days over Memorial Day weekend, jazz lovers take over Piedmont Park and enjoy music, food and each other. […]

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