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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

New Athens-Clarke County Police Chief  Scott Freeman and Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship In Black And White: A Tale Of Two Officers Of The Law

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett and Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman have been friends since elementary school. Levett, was elected Rockdale’s first black sheriff in 2012. Freeman worked as Levett’s chief deputy until Monday, […]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2015

File photo of a person walking in handcuffs. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Son Beaten At Stonecrest Mall: Mother Wants Banned Security Guards Arrested

Charvella Hamm says that her son is undergoing therapy because of the beating he sustained at Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia on Saturday, June 27. The 15 year old, whose name is being withheld because of […]

WAOK-AM–07/06/2015

Pictures of drug dealers already arrested and prosecuted were placed in the eyeview of those identified for participation in the English Avenue Drug Market Initiative. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Second Chance Program For Dealers In Heroin-Ravaged English Avenue Area

It’s called a Drug Market Intervention or DMI. It’s an effort spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney’s office to clean up the heroin-ravaged English Avenue area of Atlanta. Nineteen men and women were sent letters for […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

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

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

According to his obituary, at first, A. Reginald Eaves served as an assistant to Mayor Maynard Jackson, but because of an increasing number of unjustified police killings, espcially in the black community, the mayor created a new position, Commissioner of Public Safety and assigned Eaves to the role. (Courtesy of the Eaves family)

A. Reginald Eaves: Atlanta Turns Out To Remember Its “Modern Day Moses”

Asaph Reginald Eaves was Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner and a Fulton County Commissioner. The uncle of current Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves, died on June 9, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 81. A. […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2015

Amanda Davis was set to return to local TV, but was charged with driving drunk just hours before the debut. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Radio)

Amanda Davis Says “Don’t Count Me Out”

Amanda Davis, the longtime Atlanta television journalist who was recently hit with another DUI charge, has a message, “don’t count me out.” Davis was at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday attending a memorial service. She looked […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

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