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Reaction to APS Sentencing, Who Are the Real Victims

A day after the former APS educators were sentenced for their roles in the APS Cheating Scandal that rocked the city of Atlanta, Rashad Richey and the WAOK community reacted to the controversial sentences handed […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2015

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APS: Hundreds Of Former Students Now Eligible For High School Diploma

If you, or someone you know, took the Georgia High School Graduation Test, the Georgia Basic Skills Test, or other graduation tests but didn’t pass, you may now be eligible for a high school diploma. […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

Participants in the 2015 Sickle Cell Foundation Race and Walk in East Point, Ga (Photo courtesy of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia’s medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

State Representative Allen Peake tells Maria Boynton that getting a medical marijuana law in Georgia has been "an emotional and difficult journey" (Photo courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

An Emotional And Difficult Journey: Georgia Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

A stroke of the pen will be the final step as Georgia is about to get a medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It allows patients […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

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Gas Price Roller Coaster Up Again

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The roller coaster gas price ride is up again— This time –it’s- up a nickel from last week to two-24. “Triple A” says the cheapest gas is in Augusta where it averages two-13. […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2015

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Former North Charleston Police Gives Insight to Arrest of Officer Charged with Murder

In wake of the murder of Walter Scott, another unarmed black man who was gunned down by a white North Charleston Police Officer, James Randolph, a former North Charleston Police Officer called in to Real […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2015

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Two-Alarm Fire At Dekalb Apartment Complex

Fire crews are continuing to monitor for hot spots following a major fire at an apartment complex in Dekalb County. It happened around 5:30 this morning at the Waldon Pond Apartments on Shell Bark Road. […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2015

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We Have To Mobilize Now To Bring An End To Police Brutality: Minister Louis Farrakhan In Atlanta

“If you’re black, they’ll shoot you down like a dog!” Nation of Islam Founder Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke today at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Following an hour-long speech to a packed audience, there […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2015

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Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges

Thursday morning, longtime Atlanta State Representative Tyrone Brooks submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Nathan Deal. A few hours later Brooks was in federal court where he pleaded guilty to fraud and tax charges. […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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New Civil And Human Rights Group Says It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leaders

They’re calling it A Modern Collaborative for Civil & Human Rights Activism. It is MovementForward made up of religious leaders, attorneys and activists. It is officially launching today at the Atlanta Press Club. They say […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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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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