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Former Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion in his corruption re-trial. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis Found Guilty

A jury of six men and six women have found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of four of the nine counts against him. He was accused of forcing county vendors into contributing to […]

WAOK-AM–8 hours ago

Michael Thurmond has served as superintendent of the Dekalb County School Systam for the past 2 and a half years. While he had strong leadership skills, Thurmond had no education background. Thurmond is credited with a list of major developments during his tenure. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Lessons Learned By Michael Thurmond

Today is Michael Thurmond’s last day as Superintendent of Schools in Dekalb County, Georgia’s 3rd largest school district. At a recent school board meeting, Thurmond was hailed as a “Godsend” and as a “Hero” for […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of Gwenevere McCord. (Credit: Sonia Murray/ CBS Local)

What Sheriff Victor Hill Had To Say To The Congregation, When He Resurfaced After Shooting

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is back from his trip to Israel. We haven’t seen, or heard, much of anything from Hill since the shooting back on May 3, in which he critically wounded a […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

According to his obituary, at first, A. Reginald Eaves served as an assistant to Mayor Maynard Jackson, but because of an increasing number of unjustified police killings, espcially in the black community, the mayor created a new position, Commissioner of Public Safety and assigned Eaves to the role. (Courtesy of the Eaves family)

A. Reginald Eaves: Atlanta Turns Out To Remember Its “Modern Day Moses”

Asaph Reginald Eaves was Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner and a Fulton County Commissioner. The uncle of current Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves, died on June 9, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 81. A. […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2015

Amanda Davis was set to return to local TV, but was charged with driving drunk just hours before the debut. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Radio)

Amanda Davis Says “Don’t Count Me Out”

Amanda Davis, the longtime Atlanta television journalist who was recently hit with another DUI charge, has a message, “don’t count me out.” Davis was at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday attending a memorial service. She looked […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

Carlos Santos and David Hernandez-Santos were beaming as they emerged from the Fulton County courthouse with their marriage certificate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Same-Sex Couples Get Married In Atlanta: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban

Same-sex couples lined up at the Fulton County courthouse Friday to get licenses permitting them to be married. They cheered the ruling earlier in the day by the U.S. Supreme Court that expands same-sex marriage […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett says whoever distributed the fliers, used the tragic shooting in Charleston, S.C. for their gain.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett Calls KKK Fliers Left In Yards And On Cars “Malicious And Tragic”

Rockdale County resident Jonathan Espinoza calls it “very upsetting”, KKK fliers being left in yards and on cars in the area. “We live in a country where we’re supposed to be diverse, and this type […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

Visitors to the Center for Civil and Human Rights experience the Gallery Lunch Counter Simulator. (Courtesy of Studio Fitz)

Maria Boynton Reports: Center For Civil And Human Rights Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. Click below to hear Center for Civil and Human Rights interim CEO and President Deborah Richardson talk about […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

(Listen below) Outside GBI headquarters in Decatur, Felicia Thomas, mother of the slain Nicholas Thomas, points to a witness photograph in which Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens is seen standing behind a pickup truck prior to opening fire on Thomas. She says that's an indication that Owens was not in fear for his life as he claimed. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Smyrna Cop Shot Nicholas Thomas In The Back: Family Accuses Police Of A Cover Up

On this Father’s Day, Huey Thomas is without one of his sons. On March 24, 2015, 23 year old Nicholas Thomas was shot and killed by Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens. The officer claimed that […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says a man who recently entered Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport carrying a rifle was "exercising his white privilege." . (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Pastor Raphael Warnock Says Georgia Is Ground Zero For Gun Violence As Emanuel A.M.E Shooting Victims Are Mourned

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says “Georgia is ground zero for this problem.” Dr. Warnock was talking about gun violence during Thursday night’s Interfaith Service for the victims of the church shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

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