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Gov Nathan Deal and State Representative Calvin Smyre following the signing of Georgia's new transportation bill (Courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Transportation Law To Fix Roads And Bridges Comes With Price Hike On Gasoline And Hotels

Governor Nathan Deal (R) has signed Georgia’s new transportation law. The measure was passed in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. It is designed to improve bridges and roads across the state. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/04/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Attorney Gloria Allred speaks during protest against Bill Cosby Saturday at the Cobb Energy Center. The comedian performed at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta, Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernard, who claims […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

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

File photo of a high school graduation. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Paying for a college education just got easier for 17 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS). They are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). According to an APS press release, the seniors will receive the Gates […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

UNCF An Evening of Stars at the Atlanta Civic Center (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

UNCF An Evening Of Stars 2015: Red Carpet Picture Gallery

The 2015 UNCF An Evening of Stars airs tonight at 10 on BET.

WAOK-AM–04/26/2015

Congressman David Scott poses with employers during a previous jobs fair (Courtesy of the Office of Congressman David Scott)

Friday 5000 Jobs Up For Grabs: Congressman David Scott Holds Annual Jobs Fair

“It’s for everybody, so get there early, and come prepared”, advice from 13th District Congressman David Scott about his 12th annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 24th. According to Scott, there will be hundreds of […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Grant Hill talks to Maria Boynton about the Atlanta Hawks (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Hill Part Of Group Buying Atlanta Hawks: Says They’ve Been A Great Story This Year

“They’re a great team. They’ve been fun to watch. They’ve been a great story this year.” Grant Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star, was referring to the Atlanta Hawks when we spoke just a few days […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Families of Michael Brown and Kendrick Johnson pray during 2014 visit to West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I Want Justice For My Son: Brown Family Filing Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Missouri

When Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. visited Atlanta in September 2014, she told me “I’m just doing what I gotta do. I’m standing up for my son like I’ve always stood up for him.” […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

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