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Update: Judge Sides With Fulton County On Property Tax Hike

The Fulton County State House Republican Caucus is suing the Fulton County Commission over its decision to raise the millage rate. Supporters of the increase say additional revenue is needed to avoid massive cuts in […]

WAOK-AM–09/19/2014

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Atlanta Religious Leaders Tell Elected Officials That Voting Is Sacred

African-American and white clergy in Atlanta held a prayer vigil and news conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. They called on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary […]

WAOK-AM–09/18/2014

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How We Discipline Our Children

Years ago corporal punishment was used as the primary means of disciplining children. However, as time has passed many parents and have selected alternate means to discipline their child, such as time out, rather than […]

WAOK-AM–09/17/2014

Witness

Are Whites More Believable Than Blacks?

Are whites more believable than blacks? Host Rashad Richey posed the question, after two additional witnesses in Michael Brown shooting came forward accompanied by a video, confirming that the unarmed teenager had his hands in […]

WAOK-AM–09/16/2014

Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, at the BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlantic Civic Center on October 2, 2010. (File photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Gucci Mane Sentenced In Assault

The Atlanta rapper pleaded guilty to hitting a man in the head with a vodka bottle at a nightclub.

09/15/2014

Jessica Arrendale, 33, and Antoine Davis, 30, were found dead from gunshot wounds in a Smyrna home after a 14-hour standoff, say authorities. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Police Identify Couple In Smyrna Murder-Suicide

Jessica Arrendale, 33, and Antoine Davis, 30, were found dead from gunshot wounds in a Smyrna home after a 14-hour standoff, say authorities.

09/15/2014

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The Final Wednesday Wind Down Concert Of The Year

It’s so hard to believe the Wednesday WindDown season is almost over but it is. September will end the free after work concert series at Centennial Olympic Park. Every third Wednesday WAOK is your host […]

WAOK-AM–09/15/2014

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NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forums on Monday, Sept. 15. The first of several forums is […]

09/15/2014

A picture taken on Aug. 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Visit Atlanta Health Center To Talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.

09/12/2014

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Atlanta Civil Rights Activists Offended After Hawks Cancel Meeting On Racially-Charged Statements

Atlanta Civil Rights activists staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Philips Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 10. .They sang “We Shall Overcome”, a song of protest that became a main anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2014

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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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