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Prices At The Pump Plunge

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. (WAOK)-Across the Southeast, prices have dipped another five to six cents, which continues a year-long trend that has brought the average Georgia gas price down 91 cents. The average price of gasoline, […]

WAOK-AM–08/11/2015

Governor Nathan Deal (above) is being called Georgia's "most racially insensitive governor since Lester Maddox". Georgia's 79th governor, Maddox was a staunch segregationist and held the post from 1967-1971. (Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Trying To Turn Back The Clock? Georgia Governor Is Called “Most Racially Insensitive Since Lester Maddox”

In a year in which we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Atlanta state senator Vincent Fort says Governor Nathan Deal is trying to “turn back the clock.” “We need to […]

WAOK-AM–08/10/2015

Interim Dekalb County CEO Lee May (r) is shown on March 18, 2015 announcing  the appointment of former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers as special investigator to look into corruption among county employees.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rotten To The Core: Preliminary Report Issued Into Probe To Root Out Corruption In Dekalb County

The investigator hired by Dekalb County interim CEO Lee May to clean the county of corruption says that the government is “rotten to the core.” Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers was hired by May […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

Maria Boynton is joined by (l-r) Clarence Wells, Jesse Curney III, and Samuel Patterson. They are members of the Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Decatur Kappas Prepare To Host Kappa Kotton Club Benefitting Scholarships And Mentoring Program

The Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is preparing to host the Kappa Kotton Club on September 12, 2015. The event will help in awarding scholarships and also benefit the Kappa Guide […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

A young protester attends a solidarity rally in Decatur, Ga, in August 2015 following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Second Grand Jury Clears Cop In Ariston Waiters’ Death: “We Must Continue To Fight”

A second Grand Jury has cleared Luther Lewis in the 2011 shooting death of Ariston Waiters. Lewis was a police officer in Union City, Georgia, back then. Waiters, who was 18 years old, ran away […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 04:  (L-R) Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell pose for a photo at the Bounce TV Hosts Season 2 Premiere Of "Family Time" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

Family Time with Rashad Richey

The stars of Bounce TV sitcome Family Time, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, stopped by Real Talk with Rashad Richey to discuss the upcoming season and the the effect the family based series is having […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

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Police: Man Dies After Being Shot By Taser

DeKalb County police say a fleeing man who was climbing an 8-foot wall fell to his death after an officer shot him with a Taser.

08/07/2015

Residents and activists plan to hold a rally tonight outside Friendship Towers in Atlanta. They claim that the residents continue to be without air conditioning at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Residents To Stage “Get Them Out Now” Rally Tonight

They say that “enough is enough” and this evening activists and residents of Friendship Towers say they plan to hold a city wide rally. They have distributed flyers calling for support of the “senior citizens […]

08/06/2015

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley sat down with V103 News Anchor Maria Boynton to talk about what has transpired in the African American community in the 50 years signed the Voting Rights Acts was signed into law. (Courtesy of Darryl Killian)

50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act: Rev. Gerald Durley Says “We Have To Go Back And Fight Those Same Challenges Again.”

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor Emeritus of Atlanta’s Providence Missionary Baptist Church, was 18 when he was kicked out of a department store in Tennessee for trying on a hat and refusing to buy it, […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2015

Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga) has introduced legislation that would restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act: Congressman John Lewis Says “We Are Too Quiet”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But, a major portion of the Act was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. The High […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2015

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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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