Jean Ross

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Two Atlanta City Council Incumbents Lose

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The makeup of the Atlanta City Council will remain virtually unchanged over the next four years. All incumbent councilmembers won reelection except two. Councilman Aaron Watson was defeated by former city council member Mary Norwood [...]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

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Runoffs For Seats On Atlanta School Board

ATLANTA (WAOK) — Voters in four of the races for Atlanta Board of Education will have to go back to the polls to determine a winner after Tuesday’s election. In the race for Board of Education District [...]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

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Senator Fort Concerned About Software Issue Causing Problems For Voters

Atlanta (WAOK) — State Senator Vincent Fort says he is very concerned about irregularities with voter registration forms in Fulton County. Fulton County election officials say  a new web-based system has caused hundreds of people within the [...]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2013

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Rainbow PUSH Hosts 14th Annual Conference In Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Rainbow PUSH 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference, Fairness in the Work Place, the Marketplace and the Public Square, will happen Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. [...]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2013

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Donations Are Needed To Bury 12 Year Old Boy Beaten To Death

Atlanta (WAOK) — The family of a 12 year old boy who was allegedly beaten to death by his father now needs help to bury the child. A fundraiser was held last night to raise [...]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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Early Voting Is Underway

Atlanta (WAOK)- Election Day will be here in just a few weeks.  For residents of Fulton County, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties this election will see several opportunities to change your representation. You will [...]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2013

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Ron Sailor Memorial Service

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Today a man I had come to know as a friend and colleague was laid to rest. Bishop W. Ron Sailor, Sr.,  a broadcast trailblazer, father, church leader and businessman, died Sunday October 6, [...]

WAOK-AM–10/12/2013

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Evelyn Lowery Dies

Atlanta (WAOK)- The family of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery has confirmed that she passed away today after suffering a massive stroke over a week ago. “My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life was committed [...]

WAOK-AM–09/26/2013

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Cobb County Father Prepares To Bury His Children Poisoned By Their Mother

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Mark Edge was planning to raise his two children, 13 yr old Jaelen and 10 yr old Faith, once he had custody from his estranged wife Marilyn.  The couple was divorced in 2007. Sunday, [...]

WAOK-AM–09/25/2013

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MARTA Plans Emergency Training

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public transit officials say they’re planning to hold emergency training exercises at a local subway station. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority officials say the agency will hold its annual emergency training [...]

WAOK-AM–09/24/2013

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