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WAOK Staff
May 31, 2020 - 1:38 pm
Mayor Bottoms: ‘If you protested last night, get Covid test this week’
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Amanda Cooper
May 29, 2020 - 10:05 am
Lawyers, Civil And Human Rights Organizations, Faith Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Community Members, And Elected Officials are working together to save and remember the lives of Georgians who may have faced adverse consequences due to Governor Kemp’s Reopening Of Georgia. Together they have...
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Amanda Cooper
May 29, 2020 - 8:42 am
It is official; Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced this week that the City of Atlanta enters into Phase II of the Five Phased Reopening Plan laid out last week . Bottoms says her decision to proceed to the next phase is based on metrics. She says the data shows Atlanta has sustained the necessary...
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp at the 2020 State MLK Service
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Amanda Cooper
May 28, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced the renewal Public Health State of Emergency for a third time through 11:59 PM on July 12, 2020. Kemp says this declaration plays a critically important role in our battle against COVID-19. He also says that it allows for enhanced partnerships between the...
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Amanda Cooper
May 25, 2020 - 10:19 pm
Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, many high school and college seniors have looked forward to walking across the stage. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, family and friends are celebrating their graduate’s educational milestone in groups of ten or less, virtually, or...
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A long line extends outside the Ross store in McDonough GA as customers await their turn to enter
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Maria Boynton
May 24, 2020 - 10:08 pm
“If you make them stand outside you are responsible for social distancing and staffing to monitor”, says metro Atlanta lawmaker Elton Alexander. The Stockbridge City Council member became concerned over the weekend, when he saw pictures circulating on social media. They were photos from outside...
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Amanda Cooper
May 22, 2020 - 6:21 pm
The City of Atlanta will begin reopening soon. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a five-phase reopening plan on Thursday, based on coronavirus milestone metrics. The recent data shows that if new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue with the current downward trend, the City could shift...
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Many plan to stay close to home, while others head to the beach this Memorial Day Weekend
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WAOK Staff
May 21, 2020 - 7:54 pm
Americans are gearing up for the unofficial kick off of summer this Memorial Day weekend. But will their desire to return to some sort of normalcy be hampered by many of the restrictions still in place? Usually one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, it’s expected to be much lighter than...
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Amanda Cooper
May 21, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Governor Brian Kemp addressed the state's COVID-19 reporting discrepancies during the State COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the state capitol today. Recently, the State Department of Health has been under fire for reporting inaccurate numbers regarding COVID-19 testing and positive cases...
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