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  1. Location for Snellville Labyrinth ChosenThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:05:55 GMT
    An area of mediation in the form of a labyrinth will soon be located between the city's Veterans Memorial and cemetery. "The Snellville Arts Commission had made it known that they would like to have a labyrinth in one of the parks in the city," said Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts. More...
  2. Good 2 The Bone Tops BBQ Restaurants in Gwinnett County Georgia Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:05:54 GMT
    Now citizens of Metro Atlanta, and travelers passing through Georgia , can count on ' Good 2 The Bone BBQ and Burgers ' in Snellville, Ga ., for tasty southern feel good meals, inexpensively. The best Barbecue & Burger Joint in Gwinnett County can best be described as Southern Cuisine made daily by Master Chef Michael Jones . More...
  3. 2014 Adopt-a-Senior for ChristmasWed, 29 Oct 2014 16:58:42 GMT
    Imagine if you were a senior citizen in a nursing home and NO friends or relatives ever came to visit you...not even for holidays. Neighbor Love, a ministry of E CUBED International, wants to brighten the day of a WHOLE BUNCH of valuable seniors. More...
  4. An American Story About An AmericanWed, 29 Oct 2014 05:24:29 GMT
    In Snellville,Ga.,a city about 25 miles east of Atlanta racial strives are being made by a prominate family mending their historic roots. white and Black Livseys becomes One Family... WE ARE LIVSEY ONE OF GWINNETT COUNTY'S FIRST FAMILIES 1840. More...
  5. Get Out the VoteWed, 29 Oct 2014 01:32:32 GMT
    Voting time is here again and this is election is one of those nail biters, folks. Not only do we have a Governor's race and a US Senate seat on the line, but all the statewide offices from Lieutenant Governor to School Superintendent as well as the entire US House delegation from Georgia and the entire Georgia General Assembly are all on the ballot not to mention county commission races here in Gwinnett County. More...
  6. Suspects Sought in Three Jewelry Store TheftsMon, 27 Oct 2014 22:14:44 GMT
    Gwinnett County Police has released new images in the search for suspects in three recent jewelry store thefts since Oct. 1. The robberies occurred at Dior Jewelers in Gwinnett Place Mall, Zales Jewelers in Sugarloaf Mills Mall, and Cash America Pawn in unincorporated Snellville. In the robberies, the first suspect entered the store acting as a customer and asked to see pieces of jewelry. More...
Local News
  1. Do You Love Fresh Lobster ?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:42:00 EST
    There's a new food fest in town! Atlanta Lobster Festival is coming to Candler Park on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is sure to provide the ultimate in seafood delicacies... More...
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  2. Good 2 The Bone Tops BBQ Restaurants in Gwinnett County Georgia !Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:52:03 EST
    Now citizens of Metro Atlanta, and travelers passing through Georgia, can count on 'Good 2 The Bone BBQ and Burgers' in Snellville, Ga., for tasty southern feel good meals, inexpensively.The best Barbecue & Burger Joint in Gwinnett County can best be described as Southern Cuisine made daily by Master Chef Michael Jones. More...
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  3. What makes waitresses cry? No tip...Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:40:44 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Whose fault is this ? How did it get this way? Most Americans are unaware of the unfair wages of servers, especially women who are sexually exploited and abused and have to deal with low wages and solely rely on tips for their living expenses. More...
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  4. American Patriots UniteMon, 13 Oct 2014 14:22:01 EST
    By Deb Howard, OurTown National News Editor, In times like these, its even hard to hide behind a rock, when the rock is owned by China. There is a call to arm, just like the minutemen at the start of our country's revolution. American Patriots are needed now. There are needed like then, just to represent themselves.... More...
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  5. How Southern Barter Club can help businesses succeed Now!Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:42:23 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Bartering is a very valuable and much needed asset for businesses of any size. Bartering is essential for our economy to survive in these tough times, especially for retailers of all types, both online and brick and mortar.In this era of America's slow economy, business confusion and lack of financial support, successful business owners are returning to one of the oldest ways of doing business. Recently, bartering ... More...
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  6. Gwinnett County Teacher of the YearSun, 12 Oct 2014 00:02:53 EST
    Teacher of the Year:Gwinnett search committee narrows down search to six finalistsSix Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) More...
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  7. Norcross Cultural Center Offers Great Independant Film Makers a Nest to RoostSat, 11 Oct 2014 14:26:26 EST
    "Christmas Wedding Baby" - written, directed and produced by Kiara C. Jones (New York, USA)Starring: Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Maria Howell, Kimberley Drummond, Frances Turner, Sawandi Wilson, Stephen Hill, Jason Vendryes, Maba Ba, Rita Manyette, Cindy Hogan, Bernie Ask, Nicole Maahs, Ellease Aponite, Jon Fine, AnnaMarie Brown, Micah Austin and Tad Jennings. More...
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  8. Snellville Entrepreneur Council meets Oct 21Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:46:44 EST
    The Snellville Entrepreneur Council and the City of Snellville are interested in the success of your business,and in your personal success, as the business owner.The City and the Council extend a complementary invitation for you to Join us in the Snellville City Hall on October 21 at 6:00PM as we learn about "Hiring Engaging People Who Will Help You. More...
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  1. ICSE 2015 Revision of The Merchant of Venice by ShakespeareFri, 31 Oct 2014 04:41:23 +0000
    The days are slowly passing by and the students are keeping a finger count of the number of days that are left for them to appear for their ICSE 2015 Board Exam. Schools need to complete their portions and teachers... More...
  2. 5 Things to remember before you cast your vote in the November midterms Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:53:50 +0000
    Elections are serious business. The 2014 midterm elections will have serious consequences for both parties and the citizens of this country.Many believe that there is nothing more dangerous than an uneducated voter, and with good reason.Casting... More...
  3. CAIR publishes list of Americans, groups who could become ISIS targetsFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:53:38 +0000
    The radical American Islamic Muslim group, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has begun building a list of prominent Americans and organizations, of whom they accuse of being “Islamophobic”, potentially putting such... More...
  4. Weather Channel distances itself from co-founder's remarks about climate changeFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:48:52 +0000
    John Coleman, the co-founder of the Weather Channel, has been a television fixture for over sixty years. However, his latest comments on climate change and the melting polar ice caps have caused executives to put some distance between him... More...
  5. The Dum Dum Girls prepare to rock the EARL on November 5thFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:33:05 +0000
    Last March the punk infused bravado of the Dum Dum Girls infiltrated the EARL leaving the packed house in awe of what had just transpired. As blistering guitars and bone rattling rhythms shook the legendary East Village venue to its... More...
  6. Hosea Feed the Hungry: pass the plate 15-day challengeFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:47:56 +0000
    Since its inception in 1971, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH) has been on the front lines of public awareness, advocacy, care, and support as it relates to individuals and families who are impoverished and homeless. They currently... More...
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  1. Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem siteFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:39:12 -0400
    JERUSALEM (AP) Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. More...
  2. Philippines' rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinctionFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:38:36 -0400
    The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from extinction began, conservationists said Friday. An annual survey counted 382 tamaraws in a protected mountain area this year, an increase from 345 in 2013, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The tamaraw, famed for its distinct v-shaped horns, can be found only in the mountains of Mindoro, a farming island in the central Philippines. The stocky tamaraw, with its chocolate brown coat, runs wild in the forest and weighs half as much as the more common carabao, which is used by farmers in the Philippines to plough rice fields. More...
  3. Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step downFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:37:30 -0400
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of violent mass protests. "We don't want him. We want him out of power. He is not our president," demonstrator Ouedrago Yakubo told Reuters. The demonstrators gathered at the main Place de la Nation and in front of the army headquarters. ... More...
  4. Japan's vast public pension fund says to double stock investmentFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:36:30 -0400
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- said Friday it will double the amount of equities in its investment portfolio, as it seeks higher returns to cope with an ageing population. More...
  5. Africans worst responders in Ebola crisisFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:33:07 -0400
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. More...
  6. Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchasesFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:03 -0400
    TOKYO (AP) Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve its investment returns. More...
  7. Burkina army chief announces creation of transitional governmentFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:30:50 -0400
    The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces announced on Thursday the dissolution of the national assembly and the creation of a national transitional government to last a maximum of 12 months, though he did not say who would lead it. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months," General Honore Traore told a news conference after a day of violent protests in the capital. More...
  8. Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the sameFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:26:47 -0400
    WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. ANZ profit expected to exceed $7 billionFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:07:19 GMT
    ANZ is expected to announce a record annual cash profit of almost $7.1 billion on Friday due to growth in its Asian operations and tighter cost controls in Australia. The bank's earnings are expected to be up about 11 per cent from the prior year, in contrast to National Australia Bank, which on Thursday reported a fall in cash profit due to costs in its troubled UK businesses. More...
  2. FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formulaThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:51:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON >> Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the New Jersey-based company misled consumers by suggesting that its formula was the first to meet government approval for reducing the risk of allergies. More...
  3. Poll shows holiday shoppers trimming their spending on giftsThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:51:29 GMT
    A survey on holiday spending suggests that Canadian shoppers may be more likely to channel their inner Scrooge this year. The Bank of Montreal survey shows Canadians polled expected to spend an average of $1,517 - down from $1,810 in 2013, and the lowest estimate in three years. More...
  4. Wells Fargo faces whistleblower lawsuit over Wachovia's banking practicesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:01:49 GMT
    Whistleblowers, including one from the Bay Area, are suing Wells Fargo alleging improper accounting controls and banking practices in Wachovia's investment bank ahead of the 2008 financial crisis, the Charlotte Observer reported. In July, the U.S. Justice Department declined to officially join the suit but said the whistleblowers could continue the case on their own, the Charlotte newspaper reported. More...
  5. ECB says banking sector continuing to heal, slowlyThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:13:44 GMT
    Just a few days after the European Central Bank gave most eurozone banks a clean bill of health, its quarterly bank lending survey showed that banks are easing credit standards for customers across all loan categories. The Euro logo is pictured in front of the European Central Bank, ECB in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. More...
  6. Fed is expected to signal no rate hikes imminentThu, 30 Oct 2014 03:25:24 GMT
    In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Ending a two-day discussion Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, the Fed is expected to announce the end of its monthly bond buying program. More...
  7. Frost Bank reports strong third quarter earningsWed, 29 Oct 2014 23:33:38 GMT
    Cullen/Frost Chairman and CEO Dick Evans says the merger with WNB Bancshares Inc. in the Permian Basin region of West Texas contributed to Frost Bank's strong earnings during the third quarter. Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. reported strong growth in deposits and loans during the third quarter of 2014 and a nearly 30 percent increase in net income compared to a year ago. More...
  8. UK woes to drag NAB's profit lowerWed, 29 Oct 2014 19:33:23 GMT
    National Australia Bank is expected to confirm a fall in annual profit on Thursday due to more than $1 billion in costs at its troubled UK operations. The country's largest business lender is still expected to have made a cash profit of close to $5.2 billion in the year to September, but that is down about 12 per cent from the prior year. More...
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  1. Former Marine banned from daughters school after dispute over Islam lesson Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:48:24 GMT
    A Marine dad said he was banned Tuesday from his daughter's Maryland high school after he called the school and asked that she be temporarily removed from a course studying the Muslim faith. More...
  2. Gas nearly under $3 for 1st time in 4 years: Why, what it means, and how it compares to milkFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:15:23 GMT
    The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon. More...
  3. 3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:45:03 GMT
    Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois. More...
  4. Los Angeles airport shooting lessons still being implemented 1 year laterFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:16:23 GMT
    A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and a vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks. More...
  5. Suspect in U.Va. student Graham's abduction to be arraigned in separate sexual assault caseFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:16:18 GMT
    The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago. More...
  6. Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victimsFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:15:26 GMT
    Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said. More...
  7. Officials: Heavy equipment should allow crews access to remains of Kansas plane crash victimsFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:17 GMT
    Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said. More...
  8. Former NBA player Tate George to argue for reversal of federal fraud convictionFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:45:16 GMT
    A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial. More...
  9. Trooper ambush suspect, Eric Frein, taken in handcuffs of slain officerFri, 31 Oct 2014 04:30:37 GMT
    The frantic search for Eric Frein, the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania state trooper, ended Thursday night when U.S. Marshals arrested Frein in an airport hangar near Buck Hill. More...
  1. Widower Keeps Late Wife's Memory Alive by Dining with Her PhotoThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:00 EDT
    The man says he takes the picture to every meal and kisses it goodnight More...
  2. Ashlee Simpson Has Switched Up Her Do: See the New Cut!Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDT
    The star has gone from super long to lean and loose More...
  3. Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our LivesThu, 30 Oct 2014 20:30:00 EDT
    After playing Sami Brady for 21 years, the actress and Biggest Loser host signs off with hugs and tears More...
  4. Saturday Night Live's Michael Che Criticized for Sexist Comments on Viral Street Harassment VideoThu, 30 Oct 2014 20:05:00 EDT
    The "Weekend Update" anchor has since deleted his post More...
  5. Doutzen Kroes: 'It's Really Hard' Juggling Two KidsThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:55:00 EDT
    "It's crazy. In the beginning when Myllena was just born I was like, 'How am I going to do this?'" the model says More...
  6. See Lauren Conrad's DIY Mermaid Costume - and the Sexiest Halloween Sirens EverThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:00 EDT
    Lots of shells, sequins and skin! More...
  7. How Andy Cohen Found Love - with His DogThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:10:00 EDT
    In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, the talk show host talks finding happiness with a rescue dog More...
  8. FBI Most Wanted, Alleged Cop Killer Eric Frein CapturedThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:05:00 EDT
    The alleged cop killer and one of the FBI's most wanted is in custody More...
  9. Woman Dressed as a Zombie Arrested Twice in Three Hours for Drunk-DrivingThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EDT
    "Somehow she got back to her car," says Lt. Jon Ballard More...
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  1. Widower Keeps Late Wife's Memory Alive by Dining with Her PhotoThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:00 EDT
    The man says he takes the picture to every meal and kisses it goodnight More...
  2. Ashlee Simpson Has Switched Up Her Do: See the New Cut!Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDT
    The star has gone from super long to lean and loose More...
  3. Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our LivesThu, 30 Oct 2014 20:30:00 EDT
    After playing Sami Brady for 21 years, the actress and Biggest Loser host signs off with hugs and tears More...
  4. Saturday Night Live's Michael Che Criticized for Sexist Comments on Viral Street Harassment VideoThu, 30 Oct 2014 20:05:00 EDT
    The "Weekend Update" anchor has since deleted his post More...
  5. Doutzen Kroes: 'It's Really Hard' Juggling Two KidsThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:55:00 EDT
    "It's crazy. In the beginning when Myllena was just born I was like, 'How am I going to do this?'" the model says More...
  6. See Lauren Conrad's DIY Mermaid Costume - and the Sexiest Halloween Sirens EverThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:00 EDT
    Lots of shells, sequins and skin! More...
  7. How Andy Cohen Found Love - with His DogThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:10:00 EDT
    In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, the talk show host talks finding happiness with a rescue dog More...
  8. FBI Most Wanted, Alleged Cop Killer Eric Frein CapturedThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:05:00 EDT
    The alleged cop killer and one of the FBI's most wanted is in custody More...
  9. Woman Dressed as a Zombie Arrested Twice in Three Hours for Drunk-DrivingThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:30:00 EDT
    "Somehow she got back to her car," says Lt. Jon Ballard 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...
Music News
  1. Harry welcomes poppy campaign busThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:24 GMT
    Prince Harry welcomed soap royalty Barbara Windsor and war veterans as they called into Buckingham Palace to mark London Poppy Day - on a bus. Harry joked that the driver of the 1960s Routemaster was "the most expensive bus driver in London today" after it pulled into the forecourt of the palace. More...
  2. Aid ship arrives in Sierra LeoneThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:18 GMT
    A British ship carrying aid, supplies and vehicles has arrived in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus reached Freetown Port Dockside this afternoon, complete with 32 UK-funded pick-up trucks which will be vital to keeping the hard-pressed Ebola treatment centres in action. More...
  3. Couple win ruling in payout caseThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:03:59 GMT
    Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who claims that British intelligence was responsible for providing information that facilitated his rendition Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife have won the latest round in their bid to win damages over their rendition to Tripoli. In December last year, Mr Justice Simon ruled that their case against former foreign secretary Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen, ex-head of counter-terrorism at MI6, should be struck out. More...
  4. Jim Murphy played a key role for Better Together during the referendum campaignThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:53 GMT
    Jim Murphy has joined the contest to be the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party and wants more autonomy for the role. MSPs Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack are the only other candidates to declare so far in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned on Friday with a stinging attack on UK Labour colleagues who she accused of treating Scotland as a "branch office". More...
  5. Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooterThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:52 GMT
    Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further enflame the city's already high tensions. Jerusalem has seen near-daily clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police, particularly around a contested site in the Old City that is holy to both Jews and Muslims. More...