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Election Day: Georgia Secretary Of State Website Crashes

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site was down for an unspecified amount of time today, Election Day. Voters utilize the site to determine their polling location, along with other services. It went down sometime […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

(Credit: Bill Campbell)

Election Day: Politicians And Celebrities Push Get Out To Vote Efforts

A one-time Mayor of Atlanta is doing his part in encouraging voters to go to the polls. Former mayor Bill Campbell says “social media is the best way to reach out to young people, so […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Early Voter Numbers Could Signal Big Changes In Georgia

Early voters poured from the Advance Voting area of the Cobb County Government Center on Lower Roswell Road Friday evening, October 31st. It was the final day for early voting in the election being held […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Changing Your Smoke Alarm Battery Could Save Your LIfe

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday. Hudgens says […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

(Credit: Bunnie Jackson)

Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

(Credit: ColorOfChange)

Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

(Credit: APS)

APS Awarded $1.4 Million Connections for Classrooms Grant

A $1.4 million grant has been awarded to Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The grant is from Connections for Classrooms, which is a collaborative funding effort between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, the Georgia Department […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

(State Representative Stacey Abrams)

Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

Credit: City of Union City, Ga)

Union City Mayor: We Are Rebuilding, Rebranding, And Revitalizing

Shannon Mall was one of the most bustling shopping venues in the metro Atlanta area for many years, but according to Union City Mayor Vince Williams, “That model of a mall, unfortunately, is a dying […]

WAOK-AM–10/27/2014

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