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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

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 19:  In this image from the video uplink from the detention center to the courtroom, Dylann Roof appears at Centralized Bond Hearing Court June 19, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and firearms charges in the shooting deaths at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17. (Photo by Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey: Wake Up And Smell The Racism

After 21-year-old white male Dylann Roof decided to go postal on innocent Emmanuel AME congregation members in Charleston, South Carolina – committing nothing less than acts of racially motivated domestic terrorism – there were many […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

Graphic: Credit Mike Moore (CBS Radio Atlanta)

Georgia’s New Laws: Effective July 1

ATLANTA,GA (WAOK)-Wednesday marks the effective date for hundreds of bills and resolutions the General Assembly adopted this year. Here is a look at some of the more important new laws. Autism: Children ages 6 and […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2015

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

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Moore

Mike Moore Interviews: (Video) Mayor Reed Talks Police Body Cameras

ATLANTA, GA- In the wake of several police shootings nationwide and here in metro Atlanta, there has been a call all across the country for law enforcement to supply their officers with body cameras. I […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

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

The Movement : Dr F.Keith Slaughter : Bohannon Interview

Rev. Slaughter had the chance to interview the great Bohannon former drummer for Stevie Wonder, Band Leader for Motown Records.  Mr Bohannon speaks about his influence on music, and his 50 year anniversary in music. […]

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

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