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Will you get to vote on Sunday booze sales next month?

ATLANTA - It was years in the making, but 4 weeks from Tuesday many Georgia voters will be able to decide if take home beer, wine and liquor can be sold in their communities on Sunday.

Some, but not all, will see it on a November 8th ballot.

So how do you know if you will?

Well, that depends on where you live. 

Voters in 89 Georgia cities will get their say, one way or the other, on Sunday sales.

Most of those cities, 59, are in or on the fringes of the greater metro Atlanta area.

Interestingly, only 11 Georgia counties will have it on their November ballot.

Only two of those are in the metro area: Barrow and Cherokee Counties.

The reason is money.

Most cities have elections in odd numbered years, but most counties in even numbered years, which means not until 2012.

Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

ATLANTA -- Football fans remember Super Bowl XXV as the game where the Buffalo Bills' Scott Norwood attempted a field goal that went wide left.

However, the game is also known as "Super Bowl Monday," as it took place during the Gulf War and thousands of American soldiers were able to watch it on Arabic Standard Time, meaning that they saw the Bills take on the New York Giants early Monday morning.

Atlanta-based sportswriter Adam Lazarus wrote about the epic game in his new book, Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV.

Lazarus will give a talk and sign copies of Super Bowl Monday at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Manuel's Tavern.

This event is free and open to the public.

The White House Visits Powertalk

The White House Visits Powertalk

It was an exciting day on Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White today, as Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, stopped by to chat about the American Jobs Act and how it will impact and benefit African Americans.

As you know, the African American community is the one group that has been hardest hit by the economic crisis, and despite the fact that private sector jobs have been added over the past 19 months, still, too many Americans are without work. Valerie Jarrett had a few words to say that helped to clear up the issue and let the Powertalk audience know where we’ll go from here.

Click here to listen to her conversation with WAOK’s Lorraine Jacques White!

What are your thoughts on the state of the economy? Will President Obama be able to pull out a save for African Americans and the nation as a whole? #SoundOff

Thousands of Pillowcase Dresses Shipped to Haiti Care Mission Amidst Tears of Joy

Thousands of Pillowcase Dresses Shipped to Haiti Care Mission Amidst Tears of Joy

Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan Garner (far right), Haiti Care Mission Founder Jon Obermeyer (left to right), Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility Program Coordinator Lila Womack, Haiti Care Mission Co-Founder Anne Obermeyer and Senior Activist Helene S. Mills stand in front of boxes of pillowcase dresses.  They joined Sewing and Quilting classes at the Helene S. Mills Senior  Multipurpose Facility as the group celebrated their success in exceeding a goal of providing 5,000 pillowcase dresses for young girls and infants in need in Haiti.

In fact, the classes at Helene S.

Teaching children to be "Strong 4 Life"

ATLANTA -- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in partnership with the National Park Service, gathered families for a free community festival to get kids moving and eating healthy.

Almost 40% of children in Georgia are overweight or obese, and one doctor even says the problem has reached "epidemic proportions." The family festival was part of CHOA's new mission to improve that ranking.

CHOA is behind the controversial billboards and television ads featuring overweight children with messages such as, "Chubby isn't cute when it leads to diabetes."

"Our ad campaigns were created to create a level of awareness in the community," said CHOA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Salinas. "We wanted to make sure that everyone understood how serious the obesity problem was."