Jean Ross

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Run Off Election Is Tuesday

Runoff election day is Tuesday, July 22. Voters are being asked to go to the polls to decide several races that were too close to call following the states early primary. There is the U.S. […]


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Missed The WAOK Monthly Mixer In June?

The monthly WAOK Mixer was held at Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles location on Cascade Road. This event featured a debate between Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson the democratic candidates for State School Superintendent. […]


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The National Center For Civil And Human Rights Is Now Open

Atlanta is already home to the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and currently houses several civil rights monuments and museums. Today, the city added another “must see” destination for visitors and those who […]


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Opposition To Morris Brown Sale

Atlanta -(WAOK) There is some apparent opposition to the sale of Morris Brown College to the city of Atlanta and Friendship Baptist Church. Clark Atlanta University and the African Methodist Episcopal Church have filed objections […]



Civil Rights Leaders Weigh In On The Donald Sterling Case

Numerous Civil rights leaders took to the airwaves of WAOK on Wednesday to give their opinion on the continuing saga of Donald Sterling. Those leaders included, Dekalb County NAACP President John Evans, Judge Dexter Wimbish, and […]


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Workplace Shooting At Fed Ex Warehouse In Kennesaw: Six Injured

Cobb County police are reporting six people were injured in what is being called a workplace shooting this morning at a Fed Ex Warehouse in Kennesaw. Police are still on the scene. The shooter has […]


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Mall Parking Lot Shooting Result Of Domestic Dispute

Atlanta (WAOK)-Cobb County Police have updated the information from a shooting on the parking lot at Cumberland Mall on Monday. Cobb County Police released a statement on Tuesday morning that identified the woman and man […]


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Need Section 8 Housing in Rome, Georgia?

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) LOTTERY on May 6, 2014 and May 7, 2014 at the Rome Civic Center located at 400 Civic Center […]


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Reward Offered To Find Kidnapper Of Young Boy

A local community activist group is offering ten thousand dollars to find, arrest and prosecute the man responsible for kidnapping a nine year old boy from Fairburn, Georgia two weeks ago. Young Willie Myrick went […]


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Attorneys For Former APS Superintendent Seek Trial Postponement

Atlanta (WAOK)-Attorneys representing former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall have asked Judge Jerry Baxter to postpone the beginning of her trial on cheating and racketeering charges while she receives treatment for cancer. Dr. […]




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