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Amanda Cooper
August 05, 2020 - 9:18 pm
Georgia is continuing to see a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. The State Department of Public Health reported 201,713 confirmed cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 11%. The rate has steadily been increasing since mid-June, and the total number of deaths from the virus is currently 3...
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Amanda Cooper
August 05, 2020 - 8:08 pm
State Representative Calvin Smyre’s legacy of invaluable support and contributions to historically black colleges and universities will continue for years. Synovus announced they are contributing $1 million to the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for the establishment of The Synovus/Calvin Smyre...
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Maria Boynton
August 05, 2020 - 2:09 pm
The former Atlanta police officer charged with murder in the June 12 shooting of Rayshard Brooks is suing to get his job back.
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Amanda Cooper
August 04, 2020 - 6:22 pm
If you are involved in an accident, the police may or may not show up to file a report. The Atlanta Police Department announced this week that they would no longer respond to car accidents without injuries due to the coronavirus. The notification was quietly announced via Twitter.
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Amanda Cooper
August 04, 2020 - 4:33 pm
Large gatherings for drag racing have caused local lawmakers to set penalties to help curb the illegal activity. On Monday, The Atlanta City Council approved legislation setting penalties for people standing around while drivers street race. As a bystander, you could be fined at least $1,000 or go...
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WAOK Staff
August 04, 2020 - 2:51 pm
Trump’s comments on John Lewis were ‘almost blasphemous’
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The Rashad Richey Morning Show
August 04, 2020 - 11:12 am
Bishop Brian Keith Hodges shares words on practicing the principle.
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Amanda Cooper
August 04, 2020 - 12:19 am
The number of COVID-19 cases is growing close to 200-thousand in Georgia. Public health officials reported an additional three-thousand-plus cases yesterday, bringing to the total to over 193-thousand. Among those in Georgia who have tested positive for the coronavirus are former Atlanta City...
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Amanda Cooper
August 03, 2020 - 4:57 pm
The DeKalb County Board of Health has trapped West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes at 3 locations in the county – Brookhaven, Chamblee and the Redan area of unincorporated DeKalb County. According to the CDC, no data or scientific evidence suggests that mosquitoes spread COVID-19 or other similar...
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