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Ellis To Be Sentenced on July 8th

Sentencing for suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is set for Wednesday, July 8. A jury of 6 men and 6 women found Ellis guilty of 4 of the 9 counts against him. He was […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

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

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–07/01/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

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Severe Weather Hits The Metro Area: It Was A Supercell Thunderstorm

Tornado sirens wailed across the Atlanta area Monday. Tornado watches and warnings were issued through the day by the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City (GA). Various sizes of hail were reported in north […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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Dekalb D.A. Robert James and Interim CEO Lee May Go On Record with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May called in and discussed the letter he received from District Attorney Robert James in regards to the investigation into corruption in Dekalb […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Interim CEO Launches Investigation into Corruption in Dekalb County

Interim Dekalb County CEO Lee May appointed former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers, to lead a special investigation into corruption in Dekalb County. Over the past few years Dekalb County has been troubled with allegations […]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2015

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Too Much Truth: #TeamAngieStone or #TeamDiamondStone?

On Tuesday we learned Singer Angie Stone was arrested in Dekalb County for domestic aggravated assault for allegedly getting into a fight with her 30-year old daughter, Diamond Stone. The fight resulted in Angie Stone […]

WAOK-AM–03/11/2015

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[VIDEO] Cong Johnson Says A Poem For Eric Garner Because “I’m A Black Man”

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4th) says “I’m a black man and I see black males being the victims of extra judicial killings that go unaccounted for. There’s no accountability.” Representative Johnson says there seem to […]

WAOK-AM–12/05/2014

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Suspect In Bus Stop Shooting Charged In Sex Assaults

DeKalb County police say 18-year-old Christopher Merritt, the man accused of killing 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins at a bus stop, is also suspected in three sexual assaults.

12/01/2014

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