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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

Chinese acrobats with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus wait to perform. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Acrobat Missing From Circus

Wei Cao, 25, a Chinese acrobat with the Ringling Bros. Circus has not been seen since Monday morning.

02/27/2015

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House Rejects Nathan Deal’s Insurance Benefits Cuts

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Georgia House leaders Wednesday rejected Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to 22,000 part-time school employees and their families, but local school districts would have to pick up the […]

WAOK-AM–02/26/2015

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Gas Prices Continue To Rise

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WAOK)- Gwinnett drivers are beginning to feel a little pain at the pump. If you have filled up lately, you probably noticed the cost continues to climb from recent lows. Gas prices […]

WAOK-AM–02/24/2015

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17 Year Old Hits City Council President With Question About APS BeltLine Deal

The 14th Annual Reverend Joseph E. Lowery Lecture Series on Civic Engagement was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell delivered the keynote address […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Grieving Mother Says “Kids Need To Stop Aspiring To Go To Prison And Aspire To Go To College”

Stephanie Stone’s 14 year old son, Paul Sampleton Jr., was murdered on December 19, 2012. “Senseless violence” is what Stone and Paul Sampleton Sr. call their son’s death on the website for the foundation established […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Rashad Interviews Two Members from Transgender Community

For the first time ever Rashad Richey interviewed two individuals from the Transgender Community, Maria Lopez and TS Madison, in regards to the lifestyle, struggle, and misconceptions about transgenders as a whole. This interview comes […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Ebenezer Pastor Emeritus Dr. Joseph Roberts Being Remembered As “A Prophet With The Heart Of A Priest”

Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Joseph Lawrence Roberts, Jr. is being remembered as a “visionary leader” and “a gifted preacher and teacher.” Rev. Roberts, who served as Pastor of Ebenezer for 30 years […]

WAOK-AM–02/20/2015

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Laila Ali: “My Father Paved The Way Before Me”

She is the spitting image of her mother, Veronica Porshe Ali. Laila Ali, a former four-time world title boxer, is a beauty. Under the watchful eyes of her husband Curtis Conway, Ali granted me an […]

WAOK-AM–02/19/2015

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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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