Jean Ross

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Family Denies Media Reports That Bobbi Kristina Will Be Taken Off Life Support Wednesday

As fans and supporters of Bobbi Kristina Brown continue to pray for her recovery, the attorney for the 21-year-old’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, is threatening to take action against media outlets who the family says […]

02/10/2015

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NAACP Jubilee Day

Start the new year right by joining the Atlanta NAACP’s  2015 annual observance of the Emancipation Proclamation at Jubilee Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  This year’s event, themed “Where Do We Go From Here?” […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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Mayor Reed Unveils New Streetcar

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, A.J. Robinson, President of the Central Atlanta Progress,  Keith Parker, CEO of MARTA and Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration will be among the first to take a ride on […]

WAOK-AM–12/29/2014

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An “Architect of Atlanta” Dies At 83

Atlanta has lost one of it’s founding fathers. Those words from Congressman John Lewis were used to describe the death of Herman Russell known as the architect for much of Atlanta. Mr. Russell died peacefully on […]

WAOK-AM–11/16/2014

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Weekend Voting Locations in Fulton DeKalb and Clayton Counties

Fulton County registered voters can vote on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.    Nineteen locations will be open for early voting  October 25 – 26. Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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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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What’s Happening In Atlanta For Labor Day Weekend 2014

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Get ready for one of the busiest weekends of the year in Atlanta.  Labor Day Weekend offers everything from college football to free concerts to sci-fi parades. Check out the list below and enjoy your weekend […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2014

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Georgia Seniors Save Millions Through Obamacare

President Barack Obama’s  healthcare plan is saving Georgia seniors millions on prescription drugs. The U.S. Health Department says over the past four years, the Affordable Care Act has trimmed 327-million dollars off  medication costs. The […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

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Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue School System In His Death

Atlanta (WAOK)-The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the Lowndes County school district for the wrongful death of their son.  Kendrick Johnson was 17 years old when his body was found rolled up in a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

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Friendship Baptist Church Comes Down

Atlanta (WAOK)-The bricks are falling at what once was Friendship Baptist Church. The building is in the process of being torn down to make way for the Falcons new one billion dollar retractable roof stadium. Friendship […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2014

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