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Jean Ross

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[VIDEO] V-103 and WAOK Remember The March On Washington

A half century ago today – Wednesday August 28, 1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington. Dr. [...]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2013

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Mayor Responds To Morris Brown Supporters Protest Over Possible Location of Friendship Baptist Church

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed responded angrily Friday to recent protests by supporters of Morris Brown College over the possible location of Friendship Baptist Church. On Thursday, Morris Brown supporters lead by State Senator [...]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2013

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Falcons Look To Build New Stadium At North Site

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay says one of two proposed sites for a new $1 billion stadium is unsuitable for development. In a letter to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Tuesday, [...]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2013

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State Farm To Hire 800

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Looking for work? State Farm is planning to hire 800 people. A career fair has been scheduled for next week in Atlanta on August 6th and 7th. The new hires are intended to help [...]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2013

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[VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY] Atlanta Talks About The Trayvon Martin Case

ATLANTA (WAOK)- While people in other cities have held rallies and protests that have lead to some arrests over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, more than a thousand people braved a series of [...]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2013

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The Son Of NFL Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested

Cobb County, Ga (WAOK)-The son of NFL great Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on charges of statutory rape. Taylor Jr. was arrested Sunday and is being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. Police [...]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2013

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Georgia Drops In Per Capita Income

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has dropped toward the bottom of states in per capita income. Federal data shows Georgia is now 40th among the states. Georgia has been declining since measuring 25th in 2001. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia now has the [...]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2013

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Critical Testimony Again From Trayvon Martin’s Friend

SANFORD (CBSMiami) – Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel withstood a grueling day of cross examination from George Zimmerman defense attorneys today. At the end of the day Jeantel admitted that she could not read cursive [...]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2013

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[Video] Atlanta Police Want Your Help To Find Rolex Robbers

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Atlanta police are hoping to use DNA evidence to find five men who stole 940-thousand-dollars’ worth of Rolex watches during a brazen midday robbery at Mayors Jewelry Store in Lenox Square. The smash-and-grab lasted [...]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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NAACP State President Says He Will Step Down

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — The man who has led the Georgia NAACP for the past eight years says he plans to step aside this fall. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/11FAPBk ) Edward DuBose said Saturday he plans to [...]

WAOK-AM–06/23/2013

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