Several Friendship Towers residents attended Wednesday's hearing in Fulton County Superior Court. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Judge Names “Special Master” To Determine If Air Conditioning Is Working

A Fulton County Judge has appointed a “Special Master”, a third-party, to determine whether or not the air conditioning at the Friendship Towers residential facility is working properly. Judge Jerry Baxter handed the task to […]

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Georgia has partnered with police from 5 states to combat impaired driving . The annual Hands Across the Boarder campaign includes Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.(Courtesy of Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety)

Hands Across The Border: Georgia Joins 5 Other States To Combat Impaired Driving

As we head into the weekend before Labor Day, which is Monday, Georgia has joined with 5 other states to combat impaired driving. Those states are Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. It’s […]


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Amelia Boynton Robinson: Civil Rights Icon Dies At 104.

President Barack Obama calls Amelia Boynton Robinson a “dedicated and courageous leader” who committed herself to the simple idea that everyone deserves the right to vote. The prominent civil rights activist died Wednesday. She was […]


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National Black College Alumni Hall Of Fame Foundation: 30 Years Of Showcasing The Legacy Of HBCUs Sept. 23-27, 2015

When the 30th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend happens next month in Atlanta, National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Chairman Thomas Dortch says, “thousands are set to be dazzled.” He says that it […]


Celebrating the opening of the new Washington High School athletic training facility: (L-R) Atlanta Board of Education Member Byron Amos (District 2); Northside Hospital Chief Financial Officer Steve Hudson; Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay; Booker T. Washington High School student athletic trainer Kaysha Hughley; Booker T. Washington High School football player Justin Hines; Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen; Atlanta Board of Education Member Eshé Collins (District 6); Atlanta Public Schools Director of Athletics Jasper E. Jewell, CMAA; and Booker T. Washington High School Principal Tasharah Wilson.(Credit: Scott Clark King, APS)

Falcons President And CEO Rich McKay Visits New APS Athletic Training Facility At Booker T. Washington High School.

Atlanta Public Schools is celebrating the opening of the new APS Athletic Training Facility at Booker T. Washington High School. On Tuesday, APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen welcomed Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich Mckay […]


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)

DeKalb County School District Revises Testing Calendar

Jewish students in the DeKalb County School system will no longer have to choose between taking standardized tests and observing the High Holidays. In announcing the change, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen […]


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Sketch Released In Cobb County Attempted Abduction

SMYRNA, GA.(WAOK) — A sketch has been released of a man accused of trying to convince an 11 year old girl to get into his truck. According to the Smyrna Police Department, the attempted abduction […]


A petition urges Atlanta-based Coca Cola to "stop sponsoring racism". It calls on the company to stop supporting events at Stone Mountain Park. (Credit: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Racism And The Confederacy: Coca Cola Being Asked To Stop Sponsoring Events At Stone Mountain.

The orange banner read “Heritage of Hate: Coke stop sponsoring racism”. It was attached to balloons and was meant to obscure the face of Stone Mountain, inside the park bearing the same name, about 30 […]


Vontell Johnson (far left) and Bruce Demps (far right) are members of the Delta Mu Mu Chapter (DMM) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. They are joined by Maria Boynton and WAOK talk show host Rev. Keith Slaughter. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

North Metro Ques Prepare To Host Inaugural P3 Experience: Pinot, Paintings, And Poetry.

The Delta Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is preparing to host “The Inaugural P-3 Experience: Pinot, Paintings, and Poetry”. It’s the same chapter that hosts the “Sundresses & Seersuckers” event each spring. […]


A house on Griffin Street is flattened by a Georgia National Guard bulldozer. Removing blighted properties is the next phase in the effort to clean the English Avenue area of illegal drugs. (Credit: Lericia Harris/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Blighted Properties Bulldozed In The Bluffs To Clear Out Drug Dealing

The walls came tumbling down on Griffin Street Wednesday. It is the next phase in the clean up of the English Avenue area. The initial phase of the Drug Market Intervention involved the summoning of […]