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  1. Barber Gives Naughty Kids 'Old Man' HaircutsMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:20:41 GMT
    If you're a frustrated parent in Snellville, Ga., who doesn't know how to get your child to behave, there's a barber who thinks he knows how to cut that naughtiness off-by literally cutting your child's hair off. Three days a week, A-1 Kutz owner Russell Fredrick is offering free "Benjamin Button Special" cuts where he shaves a kid's head so the child resembles a senior citizen, according to Fox Carolina. More...
  2. Snow, sleet being reported in metro Atlanta, Gainesville areaThu, 26 Feb 2015 01:21:42 GMT
    Reports of snow and other freezing precipitation are beginning to come in from metro Atlanta as well as the Gainesville area. There are social media reports and/or pictures of sleet in Loganville, Snellville and Douglasville and snow in Marietta and the Midtown section of Atlanta. More...
  3. Georgia House passes bill to extend Sunday alcohol pouring hours at airportsWed, 25 Feb 2015 21:12:00 GMT
    The Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 148-12 to approve legislation that would extend pouring hours at municipally-owned airports, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport . More...
  4. Road project will detour Simonton Bridge, Whitehall Road traffic beginning in MayWed, 25 Feb 2015 03:33:34 GMT
    Several upcoming weeks in the spring and early summer could be somewhat problematic for at least some of the thousands of commuters who use Whitehall Road and Simonton Bridge Road as their route between Watkinsville and Athens, pending a March 3 vote by the Athens-Clarke County commission on a local road construction project. Should commissioners OK the project - all but a foregone conclusion, given that it is on the commission's consent agenda for the March 3 voting session - a section of Whitehall Road near its intersection with South Milledge Avenue will be closed from May 11 through July 31 as the Whitehall Road hill on the south side of the intersection is excavated. More...
  5. Get to Know the Apple of our Eye; Celebrating Teachers All Year LongTue, 24 Feb 2015 02:38:35 GMT
    Mr. Lance is from the Snellville/Lawrenceville, Ga area and comes to Primrose as an experienced Sunday School and Assistant Teacher. He relates well to Primrose Friend, Billy the Duck who loves to quack along to the tunes on the radio. More...
  6. Police: Couple left baby alone in van to go have sexMon, 23 Feb 2015 20:29:20 GMT
    A Georgia couple lost custody of their children after an animal-control officer found a baby left alone in a minivan with its doors wide open while his parents were apparently inside their house having sex, a police report said. Gwinnett County Animal Control Officer J. Brooks summoned police Feb. 13 after finding the crying infant in the vehicle at 1:30 p.m. and nobody would answer the door at the house on Highpoint Road near Snellville, Officer K.D. Adams wrote in the report. More...
Local News
  1. AARP Defensive Driving Save 10%Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:27:59 EST
    By Jane Bass, Ourtown National News Editor, The next Gwinnett County defensive class will be held on Thursday,March 26, 2015 at Norcross Human Service Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct. Norcross, Ga. Class time 930 A.M. - 400P.M. The fee for AARP members is $15.00 and non members $20.00. Age ranrange for the class 18-55... More...
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  2. Make Your Business Shine---Internet Talk Show CampaignsMon, 02 Mar 2015 02:21:25 EST
    For less than $500 a month, your local/national organization will receive one monthly national talk show that will be Podcast and and national article. Yours to own forever... More...
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  3. 'The Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year Award'.Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:33:41 EST
    By Jeri Turk Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, Members of the 2014 Gwinnett Police Employee Benevolent Fund Committee hosted the 17th Annual Retirement and Awards Dinner in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga.The retirees are Chief Charles M. Walters, Sergeant Paul L. Rude,Corporal Charles H. Spurlin, Police Officer Senior Leroy Smith and Code Enforcement Officer II David L. Harter. More...
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  4. Let Atlanta FreezeWed, 25 Feb 2015 01:35:53 EST
    By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, A little over 150 years ago, General Sherman burning down Atlanta, Georgia, on his march to the sea. Well February 25, 2015, the same city that rised from the ashes, will freeze, with no help from the Union Army....All activites att thr Georgia State Capitol will be cancelled. More...
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  5. Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:22:49 EST
    Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed... More...
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  6. 100 women met at Georgia Capitol for changeTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:12:48 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, A Forum of 100 Women gathered at the Georgia State Capitol, for a brainstorming session for solutions to volunteering in our communities, helping our children, our schools aand education.In today's world, "Entitlement is not the order of the day!" We must get back to the strong family connections supported by family and church. More...
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  7. Why Do the Beautiful Ones Always Break The PictureFri, 20 Feb 2015 21:25:21 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National News Editor, Though its cold and snowy now, we are just weeks away from Spring. Yes, General Lee, the famous ground hog, saw his shadow earlier this month, noting we will keep the beautiful flowers and girls in our Great state from blooming....Case in point, a religious event in Georgia, has the yearly announcement of the change of season. Miss Georgia Peach Pagent More...
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  8. Too Cool To Go To School Again in Gwinnett County Ga.Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:27:49 EST
    Too Cool To Go To School Again in Gwinnett County Ga.By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Still wintery weather has caused Gwinnett and other metro counties to take the proactive approach, as many schools are reporting another school closing. Though it is a sign of proper decisions from the top public school system in Georgia, it does present thousands of adults with an untimely situations... More...
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Top Stories
  1. Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolatedFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:22:21 -0500
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the type of racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is not isolated. More...
  2. Late-winter storm continues to batter South, NortheastFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:20:37 -0500
    Clocks are springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country. More...
  3. South Sudan peace talks adjourn without agreementFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:17:35 -0500
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels adjourned on Friday and there was no date set for the next meeting, a mediation official said. Fighting erupted in December 2013 after a political dispute in which President Salva Kiir sacked Riek Machar as deputy president. East African intergovernmental body IGAD, which organised the talks, will issue a statement later on Friday, the official said. The fighting has killed more than 10,000 people and driven more than 1.5 million from their homes. The conflict runs along ethnic rifts that pre-date independence. ... More...
  4. Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient siteFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:16:14 -0500
    BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area. More...
  5. Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf courseFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:03:50 -0500
    LOS ANGELES (AP) When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will. More...
  6. 11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costumeFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:59:53 -0500
    LONDON (AP) Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey." More...
  7. Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud cityFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:52:38 -0500
    By Dominic Evans and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic heritage as idolatrous, had pillaged the 3,000-year-old site on the banks of the Tigris river, once capital of the world's most powerful empire. The assault against Nimrud came just a week after the release of a video showing Islamic State supporters smashing museum statues and carvings in Mosul, the city they seized along with much of northern Iraq last June. The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO condemned Islamic State's actions as "cultural cleansing" and a war crime. More...
  8. Mali delays local elections over insecurity in the northFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:46:41 -0500
    Mali has postponed local and regional elections scheduled for next month because insecurity in the country's north has held up the revision of voter rolls, a government official said. The deployment of a 10,000-strong U.N. peace keeping mission helped allow presidential elections to go ahead in 2013. The postponement of the local elections is the second time they have been pushed back. "The postponement of communal and regional elections is confirmed. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Citigroup got this former exec out of retirement to help it pass a crucial testThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:20:29 GMT
    Citigroup has a lot riding on one upcoming test - which means there's also a lot riding on the man who's leading the charge. The Federal Reserve's annual stress test will determine the future of the bank as well as Citi CEO Michael Corbat. More...
  2. Warning: Greek drama is far from overThu, 05 Mar 2015 19:10:49 GMT
    Greece depends entirely on international support and its creditors are not too impressed. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank's president, revealed Thursday that its loans to Greece had more than doubled over the last month or two -- to about a 100 billion. More...
  3. European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecastThu, 05 Mar 2015 15:01:16 GMT
    Two protestors walk in front of a banner during an anti austerity demonstration outside a European Central Bank Governing Council meeting at the conference center in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Several thousand demonstrators in Cyprus called for an end to austerity policies they say has driven many in the bailed-out country to poverty. More...
  4. European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecastThu, 05 Mar 2015 15:01:15 GMT
    At a press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi said Thursday that the bank would buy 60 billion euros per month in government and corporate bonds. He noted, however, an improvement in the business and consumer confidence. More...
  5. Deutsche Bank says no major changes needed to universal modelThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:46:34 GMT
    Germany's largest bank is carrying out a strategic review which is expected to see it trim overheads and sharpen its focus on profitable business niches. Some activities under its current strategy of providing a broad spectrum of financial services globally may be shed. More...
  6. NAB Woos Investors For Yorkshire Bank FloatThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:36:45 GMT
    National Australia Bank is beginning to court investors ahead of a possible flotation of its UK operations, intensifying competition for capital amid a slew of listings of British lenders. Sky News understands that NAB has organised a series of so-called 'pilot-fishing' meetings with institutions for this month as it prepares to offload its Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank subsidiaries. More...
  7. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsThu, 05 Mar 2015 06:17:08 GMT
    The $0.1... )--On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Cardiovascular Systems' President and Chief Executive Officer, David L. Martin, will present at the Barclays 2015 Glob... )--Robert D. Cozzone, Chief Financial Officer of Independent Bank Corp. , will present at the 2015 Drexel Hamilton Financial Services Conference on Thur... )--U.S. Bancorp announced today that Terry Dolan, vice chairman of wealth management and securities services, is scheduled to participate in a discussion rega... )--Questar Gas Company, subsidiary of Questar Corporation , completed a transaction today with Eagle Mountain City to purchase the city's municipal natural g... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed eight classes of GMAC Commercial Mortgage Securities, Inc. commercial mortgage pass-through certificates series 2000-C3. More...
  8. PNC to scale back financing for mountaintop mining companiesThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:07:28 GMT
    Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group says it will further scale back financing of companies that cut off mountaintops to mine coal. PNC had previously refused to finance companies that produced most of their coal with mountaintop mining, but will now cut off financing to any company that gets more than 25 percent of their coal that way. More...
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National News
  1. Authorities: Woman crashed into police car, made bomb threat at Miami airport, faces chargesFri, 06 Mar 2015 11:01:25 GMT
    Authorities say a 33-year-old Honduran woman crashed her vehicle into a police patrol car at Miami International Airport and screamed that she had a bomb. More...
  2. Identity of Skid Row shooting victim releasedFri, 06 Mar 2015 08:46:35 GMT
    A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified Thursday under his true name not the stolen identity he had used for years. More...
  3. New Jersey police officer investigated after crude dog posts on FacebookFri, 06 Mar 2015 08:32:43 GMT
    A New Jersey police officer is being investigated over posts made on Facebook that appear to be about a dog drowning Sunday. More...
  4. Federal judge shot, wounded in Detroit robbery attemptFri, 06 Mar 2015 08:00:03 GMT
    A federal judge was hospitalized late Thursday after being shot in what Detroit police say was an attempted robbery. More...
  5. Lawyers set to select jury for Alabama woman's trial in girl's running deathFri, 06 Mar 2015 07:15:41 GMT
    Lawyers are ready to select a jury for the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. More...
  6. Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million to prosecute and defend Jodi Arias at 2 trialsFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:45:21 GMT
    Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover. More...
  7. 'Black Madam' accused in buttocks enhancement murder trial due back on witness standFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:45:21 GMT
    A Gothic hip hop artist who says she's crossed paths with A-list rappers could return to the witness stand during her trial in the death of a London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections. More...
  8. Winter storm left motorists stranded on Kentucky interstatesFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:08:54 GMT
    The latest winter storm that battered the East Coast also left Kentucky motorists stranded on highways for nearly 24 hours. More...
  9. Truck driver fell asleep before colliding with car, school bus in Washington, officials sayFri, 06 Mar 2015 05:35:08 GMT
    A truck driver apparently fell asleep Thursday before his vehicle crossed the center line of a rural Washington highway and collided with a car and a school bus, killing the car driver and sending dozens of students to the hospital for evaluation, the Washington State Patrol said. More...
  1. Raven-Symon Is Experimenting with a Platinum Blonde Hairpiece (PHOTOS)Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:45:00 EST
    The star loves to change up her look More...
  2. World's Oldest Person Turns 117, Calls Her Life 'Short'Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:30:00 EST
    Just like everyone, Misao Okawa says she wonders what has helped her live this long More...
  3. Mom and Daughter Give Birth on the Same Day, in the Same Hospital, 34 Minutes ApartFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:25:00 EST
    Angela Patram became a grandmother less than an hour after giving birth to her fifth child More...
  4. From SI: The Story Behind Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show LionFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:20:00 EST
    Inside the singer's show-stopping performance More...
  5. Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes on FergusonFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:25:00 EST
    Olivia Pope helped the father of an unarmed black teen shot by D.C. police More...
  6. Harrison Ford Suffered 'Bad Laceration' to Scalp in Plane Crash, Says EyewitnessThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:55:00 EST
    "He wasn't in too much pain. He complained about his head and back," a source at the crash scene tells PEOPLE More...
  7. Aviation Expert on Harrison Ford's Crash Landing: 'Everything He Did Was Perfect'Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:00 EST
    Aviation expert Rick Dake weighs in on Harrison Ford's airplane crash More...
  8. Twitter Flooded with Show of Support for Harrison Ford After Plane CrashThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:10:00 EST
    Celebrities and fans Tweet love and humor for the Star Wars actor More...
  9. Inside Harrison Ford's Passion for Flying - and Scariest CrashesThu, 05 Mar 2015 22:20:00 EST
    Despite two previous crashes, the actor's passion for flying has never wavered More...
  10. Michael Brown's Family Will File Lawsuit Against Darren WilsonThu, 05 Mar 2015 21:50:00 EST
    Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted for the August 2014 shooting death of Brown More...
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  1. Raven-Symon Is Experimenting with a Platinum Blonde Hairpiece (PHOTOS)Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:45:00 EST
    The star loves to change up her look More...
  2. World's Oldest Person Turns 117, Calls Her Life 'Short'Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:30:00 EST
    Just like everyone, Misao Okawa says she wonders what has helped her live this long More...
  3. Mom and Daughter Give Birth on the Same Day, in the Same Hospital, 34 Minutes ApartFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:25:00 EST
    Angela Patram became a grandmother less than an hour after giving birth to her fifth child More...
  4. From SI: The Story Behind Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show LionFri, 06 Mar 2015 06:20:00 EST
    Inside the singer's show-stopping performance More...
  5. Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes on FergusonFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:25:00 EST
    Olivia Pope helped the father of an unarmed black teen shot by D.C. police More...
  6. Harrison Ford Suffered 'Bad Laceration' to Scalp in Plane Crash, Says EyewitnessThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:55:00 EST
    "He wasn't in too much pain. He complained about his head and back," a source at the crash scene tells PEOPLE More...
  7. Aviation Expert on Harrison Ford's Crash Landing: 'Everything He Did Was Perfect'Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:00 EST
    Aviation expert Rick Dake weighs in on Harrison Ford's airplane crash More...
  8. Twitter Flooded with Show of Support for Harrison Ford After Plane CrashThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:10:00 EST
    Celebrities and fans Tweet love and humor for the Star Wars actor More...
  9. Inside Harrison Ford's Passion for Flying - and Scariest CrashesThu, 05 Mar 2015 22:20:00 EST
    Despite two previous crashes, the actor's passion for flying has never wavered More...
  10. Michael Brown's Family Will File Lawsuit Against Darren WilsonThu, 05 Mar 2015 21:50:00 EST
    Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted for the August 2014 shooting death of Brown More...
Music News
  1. Drake Says He Wrote Alicia Keys' 'Un-Thinkable' About Nicki MinajWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Drake confirms speculation that he wrote Alicia Keys' forbidden-love hit "Un-Thinkable" with Nicki Minaj in mind. More...
  2. Chuckie Says He's 'Excited' To Tour With Legendary Paul OakenfoldWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Dutch dance music DJ/producer Chuckie will join Paul Oakenfold's Facelift Tour, which kicked off last week. More...
  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Artists Push One Another, Common SaysWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:57:37 EDT
    G.O.O.D. Music members Common and Big Sean talk about how the competitive vibe of Kanye West's hip-hop collective inspires members to make their best music. More...
  4. Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown: Night MovesWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:20:19 EDT
    Kings of Leon are taking a victory lap with Come Around Sundown, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough, in Bigger Than the Sound. More...
  5. Ke$ha Works On Her 'Psychic Abilities'Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EDT
    Ke$ha tells Seventeen touring spiritual healer helps her hone in on "psychic abilities" and center her chakras before every show. More...
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  1. China: 10 injured in rush-hour knife attackFri, 06 Mar 2015 09:58:22 GMT
    Knife-wielding attackers wounded 10 people at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Friday, before local police shot dead one suspect and arrested another. The attack took place during the morning rush hour, when the assailants attacked people in front of the station, the city's public security bureau said on its official Weibo microblog account. More...
  2. Knife attack ambassador recoversFri, 06 Mar 2015 05:48:25 GMT
    Police have searched the offices of the anti-US activist who they say slashed envoy Mark Lippert while screaming demands for Korean reunification. The attack on Mr Lippert, which prompted rival North Korea to gloat about "knife slashes of justice," left deep gashes as well as damaged tendons and nerves. More...
  3. ISIS bulldozes ruins ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi TV saysFri, 06 Mar 2015 01:43:19 GMT
    ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, state-run media said Thursday. The extent of the destruction wasn't immediately revealed, according to Iraq's state broadcaster Iraqiya TV, which cited the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism. More...
  4. Labour 'must rule out SNP deal'Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:38:23 GMT
    Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has urged Ed Miliband to rule out governing with the SNP in order to protect the United Kingdom. The ex-Tory leader said the nationalists would enter any deal with the "overriding aim" of "prising apart" the union. More...
  5. Cold War-era thriller premieres as operaThu, 05 Mar 2015 20:29:23 GMT
    Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is "The Manchurian Candidate," first as a novel, then two movies and now - an opera. More...