CBS Radio Atlanta

The Confederate Flag was removed from the  South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Hank Johnson Says “Stone Mountain Is Not The Same As The State Capitol” When It Comes To The Confederate Flag

Congressman Hank Johnson says he turned on the television in order to see the Confederate Flag being brought down Friday from outside the South Carolina statehouse. According to Johnson, “the flag was coming down and […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

The Thomas Family has hired noted private investigator T.J. Ward (far right) following a Cobb County Grand Jury's ruling that a police officer was justified in the shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. The medical examiner ruled that Thomas had been shot in the back. (Also pictured: Attorney Mawuli Davis, Tristan "TJ" Thomas, and Felicia Thomas) (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Of Son Slain By Smyrna Cop Says “They Have Messed With The Wrong Family!”

Felicia Thomas says she found out about a Cobb County Grand Jury being called and about its decision, the same way she found out about her son’s death, through the media. Thomas calls it “disrespectful”. […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2015

Nicholas Thomas was in this white Maserati at a tire store in Cobb County when he was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Cobb Grand Jury Says Police Shooting Of Nicholas Thomas Was Justified

The shooting of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas has been ruled justified by a Cobb County Grand Jury. Reports also indicate that the panel recommended that no further action be taken in the case. When […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James talks with reporters following the sentencing of Burrell Ellis. (Courtesy of Eric Burton)

Dekalb D.A. Says He Offered Burrell Ellis A Misdemeanor Plea But He Didn’t Take It

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James says his office offered Burrell Ellis, “a misdemeanor plea with no jail time, first offender and an offered plea”. Ellis and his attorneys didn’t take the offer. Ellis, the […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Burrell Ellis, sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, had maintained his innocence. He said that while he made phone calls, he did not threaten anyone or retaliate against county vendors. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Burrell Ellis Given Prison Time And A Fine

Burrell Ellis, the suspended CEO of DeKalb County, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. He is to spend 18 months in prison. Judge Courtney Johnson also ordered Ellis to pay a $1,000 fine. […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

The Fireworks Bill. which passed during the 2015 legislative session, legalized the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Georgia. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Atlanta Lawmaker Wants Governor To Change New Fireworks Law

July 4, 2015, was the first test for Georgia’s new fireworks law, and some would say it failed miserably. HB 110, which passed during the 2015 legislative session, legalized the sale and use of consumer […]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2015

New Athens-Clarke County Police Chief  Scott Freeman and Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship In Black And White: A Tale Of Two Officers Of The Law

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett and Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman have been friends since elementary school. Levett, was elected Rockdale’s first black sheriff in 2012. Freeman worked as Levett’s chief deputy until Monday, […]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2015

File photo of a person walking in handcuffs. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Son Beaten At Stonecrest Mall: Mother Wants Banned Security Guards Arrested

Charvella Hamm says that her son is undergoing therapy because of the beating he sustained at Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia on Saturday, June 27. The 15 year old, whose name is being withheld because of […]

WAOK-AM–07/06/2015

Pictures of drug dealers already arrested and prosecuted were placed in the eyeview of those identified for participation in the English Avenue Drug Market Initiative. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Second Chance Program For Dealers In Heroin-Ravaged English Avenue Area

It’s called a Drug Market Intervention or DMI. It’s an effort spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney’s office to clean up the heroin-ravaged English Avenue area of Atlanta. Nineteen men and women were sent letters for […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

Dr. R. Stephen Green will earn a base salary of $300 Thousand Dollars as Superintendent of the Dekalb County School District  (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dr. Stephen Green Sworn In As New DeKalb County School Superintendent

DeKalb County has a new school superintendent. Dr. R. Stephen Green was sworn in Wednesday. Green was appointed to the position in June after the DeKalb Board of Education conducted a nationwide search and named […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

more

previous