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Warning: “Consumers Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars”

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians to be alert for “telephone calls from individuals claiming to have life insurance proceeds available to them for a fee.” According to Hudgens, “My office has received complaints […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Is Black History Month Still Necessary?

Is Black History Month still neccessary? Rashad Richey posed the question as we embark on the annual celebration. However, does America learn anything from Black History Month? Do children learn anything from it? While figures […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Measles: “You Can Give It To Someone 4 Days Before You Know You Have It”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles as “a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Hospital Plans To Deliver New Obstetrics Unit In Braselton

BRASELTON, GA (WAOK)-Expectant moms living in the South Hall and Braselton areas will have another option when it comes time to deliver. Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System has received a certificate of need from the […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Prices At The Pump Rise. Have They Bottomed Out?

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The end of $2 per gallon gasoline has likely arrived. After falling to the lowest average price in nearly six years last month, retail gasoline costs are once again on the rise – […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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At Yellow River Game Ranch Georgia Groundhog Predicts Early Spring

LILBURN, GA (WAOK)- — The Georgia groundhog known as Gen. Beauregard Lee predicts an early spring in the South. The Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn announced that the critter awoke Monday morning to a […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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Numbers Of Citations Rise For Gwinnett County Bus Camera Violators

GWINETT COUNTY, GA (WAOK)- It’s been a month since Gwinnett County officials began issuing citations to motorists who have been recorded driving past school buses that have stopped to pick up or drop off students. […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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Murdered Cobb Couple To Be Buried Today

Elrey “Bud” Runion was a veteran. The 69 year old man and his 66 year old wife June, are to be laid to rest today at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Services were held […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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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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