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Candidates for the Dekalb County Commission, George Turner tells Mereda Johnson that he wishes her good luck in the race. He also tells her that he hopes that she comes in second place. The two came together for a cookout put on by  Dekalb State Representative Ernest "Coach" Williams. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

It’s Election Day: “I Wish You Good Luck And I Hope You Come In Second Place”

It was the final weekend before Election Day. Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner are vying for the 5th District seat on the DeKalb County Commission. They are the last two candidates in the race, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2015

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

Dak Prescott. (Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Chuckery: Ranking The SEC Starting QB’s For This Season

This Monday marks the unofficial start to the College Football season with SEC Media Days taking place in Hoover, Alabama. So let’s start prepping for the season as I rank the SEC QBs based upon […]

92.9 The Game–07/09/2015

Photo by: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

John Michaels: Top 5 RB’s In College Football This Year

By John Michaels This year will be the year of the RB in college football. Since 2009 a QB has walked away with the Heisman Trophy, but these 5 guys plus a few others could […]

92.9 The Game–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

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (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

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

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