About Ourtown Own A Town Sign In
Videos
International News
  1. Ex-Malaysian PM Najib to face further charges in 1MDB caseWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:22:21 -0400
    Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday. More...
  2. Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of voteWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:07:23 -0400
    More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics. More...
  3. Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fearsWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:02:09 -0400
    A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among skeptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table. More...
  4. Aging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries upWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:24 -0400
    As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumura. More...
  5. China urges United States not to put up barriers to reportingWed, 19 Sep 2018 05:54:07 -0400
    China has had discussions with the United States about U.S. plans to make some Chinese state media groups register as foreign agents, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, calling on Washington not to put up barriers to reporting. More...
  6. North Korea's Kim agree to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talksWed, 19 Sep 2018 05:48:38 -0400
    North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program. More...
  7. Kremlin praises steps by Korean leaders to resolve nuclear crisisWed, 19 Sep 2018 05:48:04 -0400
    The Kremlin said on Wednesday that it approved of agreements reached by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang, describing them as effective steps toward a political settlement. More...
  8. Top official calls for repeat vote in Russian far east after fraud: agenciesWed, 19 Sep 2018 05:20:11 -0400
    Russia's top election official said on Wednesday she had recommended the results of a regional election in the country's far east be annulled due to vote rigging and a new election held, Russian news agencies reported. More...
  9. China says has 'effective' contacts with the VaticanWed, 19 Sep 2018 05:18:01 -0400
    China and the Vatican have "effective" contacts, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month, to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops. More...
  10. Two hospitalized after London Muslim center incident, not terror-related: policeWed, 19 Sep 2018 04:27:02 -0400
    Two people were hospitalized after a car reportedly hit pedestrians near a Muslim community center in northwest London overnight in an incident police said was not related to terrorism. More...
Playing In The Sand
Playing In The Sand 2018-05-20 18:17:53

By Marcus Austin, Ourtown National News Editor

      Everybody loves playing in the sand as kids, but some people refuse to kick sand and find other interest. However, Tod"jai Ross  decided that the sand pit would not only be her play pit, but also a place where she can dominate her competition in track and field. The name of the track and field league that she performs in is called Kansas City Elite Group. Her track teams name is KC Elite.

     Saturday ,May 19th at Grandview high school, that dominance was on display. She won the girls long jump. Her personal best is 16.5.  She also won the 100 meter dash with a blistering time of 13.67.  To cap the day off she took 3rd in the 400 meter dash.  The amazing thing about her accomplishments is that she is only 14 years old,in the 8th grade. The Missouri girls 100 meter high school  record is held by Anglerne Annelus at 11.64 of Grandview High School in 2015.

     Not only does Tod"jai excel in track but the multi-talented musician ia a singer, gymnast and a straight "A" student who aspires to get a full ride scholarship to college. When asked does she have a boyfriend, Tod'jai replied "No, because I don't have time for the distractions." It sounds to me that she has her head on straight and does not need any distractions between her and the finish line.

Marcus Austin

     #####

Comment(0)

More Articles...
Contribute
10% OFF (Must Bring Coupon)
Thai Place Coupon
Kansas City Two Step
Charitable Corner
Chad Livsey
Keeping your city clean 2018-05-20 22:08:39

By Marcus Austin, Ourtown National News Editor 

      Chad Greene Livsey of Snellville Georgia was given an award by the city council of Gwinette county for picking upover  200 bags of trash in the community. Chad is the grandson of Thomas Livsey Sr. whom is affectionately called "The mayor of the Promised Land."  The Promised Land is an hostorical community in Gwinette county,known for housing the largest of the 13 plantation homes to survive the civil war and General Sherman's March to the sea.

      Thomas Livsey Sr started the tradition but since he is getting older, Chad decided to carry on the tradition.  When he was called to the council meeting he thought he was there to lead the pledge of allegiance, but instead he was given a standing ovation and 8 street signs in the community denoting "The Chad Livsey Project "

     This is one tradition that I hope spreads throughout the country.

Marcus Austin

      #####

Comment(0)

More Articles...
Contribute
Top Stories
  1. Top 9 Royals Moments: Kauffman Stadium opensThu, 29 Mar 2018 11:30:24 GMT
    Kauffman Stadium opened as Royals Stadium in 1973
  2. Top 9 Royals Moments: Moose sets home run record Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:30:29 GMT
    Mike Moustakas 2017 season was one for record books
  3. 'Don't mess with Nana!' Great-grandmother shoots, kills 12-foot, 580-pound alligatorWed, 19 Sep 2018 10:22:00 GMT
    Judy B. Cochran managed to kill a 12-foot, 580-pound alligator with just one shot Sunday night at her ranch.
  4. Police: Man arrested for yanking leash he used to control wife at fair Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:28:00 GMT
    The man says he used the leash to keep his wife, who has late-stage dementia, from getting lost.
  5. Man arrested for threatening to shoot 11-year-old who beat him in 'Fortnite'Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:04:00 GMT
    A New York man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening an 11-year-old boy after the boy beat him in the popular video game "Fortnite."
  6. Paramedics and EMS frustrated with Raytown plan to transfer emergency services Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:34:00 GMT
    Employees found out Thursday they may not have a job past November
  7. Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kidsWed, 19 Sep 2018 02:29:00 GMT
    Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones really.
  8. Kansas City a "hot spot" for drugs, DEA says public would be shocked at amounts seized Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:20:00 GMT
    Agents seize thousands of pounds of drugs each year but call it the "tip of the iceberg"
  9. Mounted patrol helps replace second-grader's prized possession Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:55:00 GMT
    "When I heard how devastated he was, I'm like, 'Yeah, we gotta do something.'"
  10. Police investigating double stabbing in Kansas CityWed, 19 Sep 2018 01:51:00 GMT
    No suspect information is available at this time
Kansas City
K.C.
Marcus Austin, Editor
Editor Picture
Must Present This Coupon (3 Day Pass)
68 Sports Logo
Local News
Firtst Place Ribbon
National News
  1. Pennsylvania mom killed son, 2, with lethal dose of Vicodin in sippy cup: policeWed, 19 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT
    A Pennsylvania woman was arrested Tuesday after police determined she had killed her 2-year-old son last month with an overdose of prescription medicine, authorities said. More...
  2. 2 pilots safe after Air Force plane crashes in Texas field Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:32:00 GMT
    Two pilots safely ejected from an Air Force training plane on Tuesday before it crashed into a field on the north side of San Antonio, a report said. More...
  3. Convicted murderer captured after escape from Maine prisonWed, 19 Sep 2018 09:30:00 GMT
    A convicted murderer who escaped from a Maine prison last week -- his third escape -- was captured Tuesday, officials said, adding that he may have done so to get more prison time. More...
  4. 'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:16:35 GMT
    As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. More...
  5. Columbia Gas customers file class-action lawsuit over Boston-area explosions, firesWed, 19 Sep 2018 09:15:00 GMT
    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the utility that operates pipelines linked to a series of explosions and fires last week that shook three Boston-area suburbs. More...
  6. Man, 45, threatened to shoot 11-year-old after losing Xbox game: policeWed, 19 Sep 2018 07:45:00 GMT
    A Long Island man, 45, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot a boy, 11, after losing to him in an online video game, New Yorks FOX 5 reported. More...
  7. Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart to be releasedWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:58:37 GMT
    Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she's released from prison. More...
  8. NFL's Jameis Winston sued over alleged groping incident with Uber driverWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:45:00 GMT
    A female Uber driver in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback accusing him of sexual assault, court documents said. More...
  9. Manhunt intensifies for 'survivalist' who allegedly threatened TrumpWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:30:00 GMT
    Federal law enforcement is turning up the heat on the search for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly said he wanted to put a bullet in President Trumps head. More...
  10. Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa cityWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:08:47 GMT
    They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been much different before allegedly intersecting in the most violent way. More...
Advertisements
Twin Cousin Wins Again 2018-07-22 15:43:16
By Marcus Austin, National Ourtown News Editor Have you ever had that older sibling or cousin that was a little bit older than you and a little bit better than you at most stuff? Well me too. But did it ever stop you from competing? Well me neither. In my case it was my "Twin cousin," Tommy as he called us. His name is Thomas Livsey Jr. He was a little bigger, faster, better talker, more handsome, ok I'll stop there before I have no ego left. Although Tommy lived in Atlanta and I live in Kansas City, we shared many of the same experiences in life. We both worked at U.P.S. we both were mortgage brokers and both businessmen. Tommy ran the family restraunt and construction business and I owned 3 dry cleaners. As fate would have it we both enjoyed writing and became Ourtown.com news editors as I continued to chase Tommy. But now I have to give it to my now deceased cousin. The Anderson Livsey Elementary school, named in his families honor, honored Tommy in their yearbook by putting his obituary in the yearbook. Where do they do that at? Ok twin cousin, you win again.
Comment(1)

More Articles...
Contribute
Tommy
Tommy obit
Marcia Pledger
Marcia Pledger
Talk Show Radio
  1. Celbrities in AtlantaSat, 24 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
    It's Summer and time to be festive. Other 200 million tourists will be traveling though Georgia to get to their destinations in Florida or settint off on a cruise ship. As a national editor and talk show host, I feel it is my responsilbilty to tell travelers where to go eat, sleep, stay and listen to the best musical entertainment along your stay here in Georgia. Salon Glitz is owned by one of Georgia's top entreprenaurs, Ms. Tricia Bailey. The place celebrities get their hair in top form.She is also a super- hero, The Look Out Lady. She visits schools, daycares, and children hospitals in full costom. Please listen in as she try to inspire, motivate, and leader our youth. We all need a super-hero! ### More...
  2. My Angel Jay Jay!Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:30:00 GMT
    JAY JAYS WRONGFUL DEATH LEGACY FOUNDATION INC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization who is devoted to making a difference in the community and global communities. "We provide the highest awareness that benefit all residents in our city, surrounding areas and global communities. We would also like to invite you and your staff to attend this special event.", exclaims Ms. Donna Carter... More...
Oddly Enough
  1. Soccer: Players rescue ambulance in Brazil league matchSat, 15 Sep 2018 22:04:41 -0400
    Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start. More...
  2. Rumor has it Chinese 17-year-old wants to be a billionaireWed, 12 Sep 2018 04:07:07 -0400
    China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders. More...
  3. Homeless vet to get all cash raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMeFri, 07 Sep 2018 14:19:17 -0400
    A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves. More...
  4. Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dogThu, 06 Sep 2018 11:44:49 -0400
    An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. More...
  5. Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of touristsTue, 28 Aug 2018 18:43:28 -0400
    It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday. More...
  6. Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breathFri, 17 Aug 2018 14:50:29 -0400
    An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. More...
  7. Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the groundFri, 17 Aug 2018 06:08:32 -0400
    Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. More...
  8. Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble carThu, 16 Aug 2018 13:30:27 -0400
    With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. More...
  9. Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around BritainWed, 15 Aug 2018 13:23:58 -0400
    Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday. More...
  10. Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade ZooWed, 15 Aug 2018 07:04:57 -0400
    American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday. More...