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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–21 hours ago

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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

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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

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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

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Is Your Smoke Detector Working? 79 Lives Lost In Georgia So Far This Year!

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–10/28/2014

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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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From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on the […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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Ebola Q & A With Dekalb District Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Ford

How do you get Ebola? Who is at risk for contracting Ebola? Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, the DeKalb County District Health Director answers those questions and much more. President Barack Obama has warned against Ebola […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2014

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13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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