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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

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

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Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan Runs For State School Superintendent

Atlanta(WAOK)- Cobb County Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan is announcing her campaign for State School Superintendent. Representative Morgan made the announcement Tuesday on the steps of the State Capitol. Morgan says she feels a sense of […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2013

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House Adopts ‘Parent-Trigger’ Plan For Schools

ATLANTA (AP) — Parents and teachers could ask a school board to make management and operations changes in poorly performing schools under a bill that has cleared the Georgia House of Representatives. The requests could […]

03/06/2013