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Alabama Man Cited For Eating Cheeseburger While Driving

An Alabama man is accused of eating while driving in Atlanta’s suburbs.

01/20/2015

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Georgia Gas Prices Tumble Again

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Each week it’s sounding like a broken record. But for drivers in Georgia it has to be sweet music to ears and even sweeter to their wallets. Gas prices across Georgia tumbled nine […]

WAOK-AM–01/19/2015

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Passion Conference Brings Thousands Of Teens And Leaders To Atlanta

The second Passion Conference of 2015 brought thousands of teenagers and leaders to Atlanta over the weekend. The first Passion Conference this year was also held in Atlanta January 2-4, with an estimated 20,000 in […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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President Clinton Keynotes 2015 HOPE Global Forum In Atlanta

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, called President Bill Clinton “my favorite public servant representative in the world.” Bryant welcomed the 42nd U.S. President to the 2015 HOPE Forum over the […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center Honors President Clinton And Kaiser Corporation

The King Center held its Salute to Greatness Dinner Saturday night in Atlanta. A former U.S. President and a corporation were recognized for, according to King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King, “excellence in leadership and […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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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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FAA Employee Arrested After Flying With Gun In Carryon

TSA says the FAA employee was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York after bypassing security screening in Atlanta.

WAOK-AM–01/16/2015

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King Center: How Did MLK Become Martin?

His birth name was not “Martin”. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells students how his uncle “ML” came to be named “Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2015

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Dr. Cornel West Brings Radical King To The King Center

As part of the 2015 King Holiday celebration, Dr. Cornel West participated in a discussion and book signing. It was held on Sunday, January 11. West is a professor and political activist. The discussion was […]

WAOK-AM–01/13/2015

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Kendrick Johnson Case: Activist vs. Actor

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Marcus Coleman, founder of Saving Ourselves, and Leigh Touchton, a civil rights worker from Valdosta, Ga. Both joined Real Talk, to discuss the new […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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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 […]

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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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