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  1. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase FootThu, 04 Feb 2016 03:00:19 GMT
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor Winter Of 2016 Online Advertising Campaign Special ! Here's how to get $ 14,400 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of Feb -NOW ! By March, the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return to the full great value retail price of $7600. Merchants will get a monthly article, a 24/7 ad on six city OurTown.com metro Atlanta sites, along with the opportunity to be a featured merchant on a national talk show every other month. More...
  2. Popeyes fast-food restaurant coming to Atlanta Highway in JuneWed, 27 Jan 2016 00:52:57 GMT
    The owners of the Popeyes fried-chicken fast-food restaurant franchise on Prince Avenue is planning to open a second Popeyes location on Atlanta Highway in Athens, according to documents filed earlier this month with the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department. Planning officials and other county government department representatives are scheduled to review the site plans for the proposed new Popeyes franchise on Thursday. More...
  3. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase Foot Traffic Or Internet SalesTue, 26 Jan 2016 20:56:47 GMT
    Merchants will get a monthly article, a 24/7 ad on six city OurTown.com metro Atlanta sites, along with the opportunity to be a featured merchant on a national talk show every other month. The cities include Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Snellville, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Georgia. More...
  4. Snellville Developing New Town CenterTue, 12 Jan 2016 19:41:11 GMT
    SNELLVIlLE, GA -- Snellville's town council took a big step toward creating a new design for the town center area. On Monday, the council voted to spend $40,000 with a firm that will create a detailed plan for developing the heart of the city's downtown. More...
  5. $700 million Powerball jackpot is largest of any lottery game in U.S. historyFri, 08 Jan 2016 00:42:48 GMT
    Then, grab your horseshoes and your four-leaf clovers and take them with you to your local convenience or grocery store and get yourself a Powerball ticket. Eight winning tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Conyers, Acworth, Lawrenceville, Warner Robins, College Park, McRae, Atlanta and Snellville. More...
  6. Paramedic critical care exam board announces new operating structureThu, 07 Jan 2016 20:28:01 GMT
    The change is the answer to a growing need for standards and credentialing for a wider spectrum of medical specialties SNELLVILLE, Ga. - The Board for Critical Transport Paramedic Certification became an operating arm of the International Board of Specialty Certification effective Jan. 1. The IBSC was formed with the objective of providing a wider range of services and certifications to a broader audience beyond the focus of medical transport and tactical paramedicine. More...
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  1. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase FootWed, 03 Feb 2016 19:21:39 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Winter Of 2016 Online Advertising Campaign Special ! Here's how to get $ 14,400 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of Feb -NOW !By March, the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return to the full great value retail price of $7600.Merchants will get a monthly article, a 24/7 ad on six city OurTown.com metro Atlanta sites, along with the opportunity to be a featured merchant on a national talk show every other month. More...
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  2. Shadows are sought in GwinnettTue, 02 Feb 2016 15:11:41 EST
    GCPS teachers step out of classrooms to learn about careers and workplace their students will face On Tuesday, February 2, approximately 40 Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers will spend the day learning about different jobs as part of National Job Shadowing day... More...
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  3. Shutter Sense offers Gwinnett student photographers a unique opportunityFri, 29 Jan 2016 12:10:39 EST
    GCPS students take part in photography contest at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Shutter Sense, an art exhibit and contest featuring 200 Gwinnett students, is currently on display at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. More...
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  4. Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase Foot Traffic Or Internet SalesTue, 26 Jan 2016 14:07:04 EST
    By Tom Livsey, Topix National News Editor, Online Advertising Campaign Special Here's how to get $ 7200 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months! Start NOW - and within months- the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return a retail value of $7200... More...
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  5. Super Bowl 50 becoming BibicalTue, 26 Jan 2016 11:21:18 EST
    Acts 2:17 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophes... More...
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  6. Parkview High School students have been selected to participate in an Ambassador program Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:04:39 EST
    The programs launch includes 14 high schools from across the state with over 150 students serving as Ambassadors. This initial group will serve as a pilot program during the spring semester of 2016 with the program opening statewide in the fall for the 2016-17 academic year. More...
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  7. NONPROFIT SUPPORTS MEALS FOR SENIORSSat, 09 Jan 2016 01:41:12 EST
    Gwinnetts home-delivered meals program recei...ved a big boost Tuesday when commissioners accepted a donation of $70,000 raised by a non-profit support group founded by state Sen. Renee Unterman in 1999... More...
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  8. Our future must go back to our pastWed, 16 Dec 2015 09:21:35 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National news Editor, We Must be safe. A December Tuesday morning was like any other, except this day was interrupted by a threat of a bomb in a student's back pack that caused over a million students and teachers in the Los Angeles School District, to miss a school day. Today it turned out to be a hoaxed bomb scare. More...
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  1. Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to SyriaFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:56:40 -0500
    Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ambassador to Britain Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed al-Khalifa said in a statement that Bahrain would commit troops to operate "in concert with the Saudis" under what he called the international coalition against terrorism. Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led alliance decides to start such operations, an adviser to the Saudi defence minister said. More...
  2. Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site: think tankFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:55:18 -0500
    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank said on Friday. North Korea has told U.N. agencies it will launch a rocket carrying what it called an earth observation satellite some time between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25, triggering international opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test. "In the past, such activity has occurred one to two weeks prior to a launch event and would be consistent with North Koreas announced launch window," the report said. More...
  3. Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticismFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:53:45 -0500
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding. More...
  4. Seeking applause line, Jeb Bush struggles with votersFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:52:08 -0500
    DERRY, N.H. (AP) Jeb Bush was once believed to be a virtual shoo-in for the Republican nomination in a crowded field of political newcomers and outsiders. But going into the second presidential contest in New Hampshire next week, he's doing anything he can to keep his flagging campaign on the rails. More...
  5. Gun control not resonating as key issue in New HampshireFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:50:09 -0500
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The gun culture is alive and well in New Hampshire, with a population overwhelmingly familiar with and comfortable with firearms. More...
  6. Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuseFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:49:23 -0500
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon is releasing nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. More...
  7. North Korea could be ready for missile launch by Super Bowl: U.S. sourceFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:49:21 -0500
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea could be ready for its next rocket launch by the time of the U.S. Super Bowl on Sunday, a U.S. government source said on Friday. The Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos football teams is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2330 GMT). (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Eric Walsh) More...
  8. NYPD officer who was shot in cheek released from hospitalFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:48:19 -0500
    NEW YORK (AP) One of two New York City police officers who was shot and wounded in the stairwell of a public housing project was released from the hospital Friday to cheers from fellow officers. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Who will succeed Sumner Redstone at Viacom?Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:27:39 GMT
    The beleaguered company's board of directors will meet on Thursday to consider naming a new chairman to succeed Sumner Redstone. Redstone, whose deteriorating health has been a cause for Wall Street concern, gave up the chairmanship of his other company, CBS Corporation, on Tuesday. More...
  2. Wells Fargo to pay $1.2B in mortgage settlementThu, 04 Feb 2016 23:56:20 GMT
    Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to put to rest claims that it engaged in reckless lending under a Federal Housing Administration program that left a government insurance fund to clean up the mess. The bank, the nation's largest mortgage lender, has been in talks with the government since 2012 over accusations that it improperly classified some FHA loans as qualifying for federal insurance when they did not, and that it knew of the misclassification but failed to inform housing regulators about the deficiencies before filing insurance claims. More...
  3. B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension...Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:54:07 GMT
    B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension Fund Invests $2,871,000 in EOG Resources Inc B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension Fund bought a new position in shares of EOG Resources Inc during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The institutional investor bought 40,563 shares of the energy exploration company's stock, valued at approximately $2,871,000. More...
  4. ECB's Draghi: Don't wait to act against low inflationThu, 04 Feb 2016 12:58:29 GMT
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is warning of the economic dangers of not acting swiftly to deal with low inflation. Draghi said Thursday in a speech in Frankfurt, Germany that "the risks of acting too late outweigh the risks of acting too early." More...
  5. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. Continues to Hold Position in AZZ IncThu, 04 Feb 2016 08:03:03 GMT
    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. held its stake in AZZ Inc during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund owned 4,636 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter. More...
  6. Loonie's plight, low interest rates could make Canadian firms ripe for pickingsThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:47:17 GMT
    The plight of the loonie and low interest rates can make Canadian companies ripe for the pickings, observers said Wednesday as U.S. home improvement chain Lowe's announced its acquisition of Quebec retailer Rona. Companies paying in U.S. dollars receive a discount thanks to the Canadian dollar, said Perry Sadorsky, an associate professor of economics at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto. More...
  7. Today in history: 'The day the music died'Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:02:14 GMT
    On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy. More...
  8. Today in History a " Feb. 3Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:46:03 GMT
    On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy. More...
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  1. Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jailFri, 05 Feb 2016 20:15:44 GMT
    The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail. More...
  2. The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for someFri, 05 Feb 2016 20:15:44 GMT
    The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local): 3 p.m. More...
  3. Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supportersFri, 05 Feb 2016 19:32:01 GMT
    Twitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity. More...
  4. Lawyer: 'Serial' defense crippled by omission of witnessFri, 05 Feb 2016 19:30:43 GMT
    An attorney told a Maryland judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the popular "Serial" podcast would have been "critical" in the man's first trial, had she been contacted by his original defense team. More...
  5. Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 yearsFri, 05 Feb 2016 19:30:43 GMT
    One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. More...
  6. Life in prison for man who shot wife, put photo on FacebookFri, 05 Feb 2016 19:24:00 GMT
    A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his wife eight times during an argument, a slaying that gained international notoriety after he post a photo of her bloody body on Facebook. More...
  7. 2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:15:00 GMT
    Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma inside a home on the city's South Side. More...
  8. Report: Ex-officer drank with his Navy crew, harassed womenFri, 05 Feb 2016 19:00:15 GMT
    A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio. More...
  9. Drivers beware: Famous Los Angeles bridge is coming downFri, 05 Feb 2016 18:45:42 GMT
    Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles. More...
  1. Bob and Cortney Novogratz Blog: 6 New Design Trends We're Loving Right NowFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:35:00 EST
  2. Why American Crime Story Star Cuba Gooding Jr. Thinks O.J. Simpson Has CTEFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:25:00 EST
    The star of The People v. O.J. Simpson sounds off on the NFL's concussion issue More...
  3. 10 Chain Restaurant Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big MacFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:25:00 EST
  4. Keeping Up with Kimoji: See the Hilarious Reality TV Inspirations for Kim Kardashian's New EmojisFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST
    Kim Kardashian West released an update of her popular app Thursday More...
  5. Kate Hudson Turned to Meditation to Get Through a 'Difficult Time in My Life'Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST
    The star and author of her new lifestyle book, Pretty Happy, loves the mental break More...
  6. PSA on Domestic Violence Awareness to Air During Super Bowl for Second Year in a RowFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:00:00 EST
    The NFL is donating the time for the cause More...
  7. Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx Have a Second Wedding: The Details on Her Lace Dress, Jewels and More!Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:55:00 EST
    The L.A. soire was just as lavish as their first More...
  8. Kourtney Kardashian on Her Kid-Friendly Home: 'It's a Magical World For My Family and Me'Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:50:00 EST
  9. Sovereign Style! Queen Elizabeth's Royal Wardrobe Will Go on Display to Mark Her 90th BirthdayFri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:00 EST
    The comprehensive exhibit will go on display at all her royal residences later this year More...
  10. Erin Andrews Predicts Super Bowl 50 Winner and Reveals Her 'Coolest Moment' - with Michael Strahan - in NFC Championship GameFri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:00 EST
    Erin Andrews talks the unstoppable force that is Cam Newton More...
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  4. Keeping Up with Kimoji: See the Hilarious Reality TV Inspirations for Kim Kardashian's New EmojisFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST
    Kim Kardashian West released an update of her popular app Thursday More...
  5. Kate Hudson Turned to Meditation to Get Through a 'Difficult Time in My Life'Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST
    The star and author of her new lifestyle book, Pretty Happy, loves the mental break More...
  6. PSA on Domestic Violence Awareness to Air During Super Bowl for Second Year in a RowFri, 05 Feb 2016 16:00:00 EST
    The NFL is donating the time for the cause More...
  7. Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx Have a Second Wedding: The Details on Her Lace Dress, Jewels and More!Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:55:00 EST
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  8. Kourtney Kardashian on Her Kid-Friendly Home: 'It's a Magical World For My Family and Me'Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:50:00 EST
  9. Sovereign Style! Queen Elizabeth's Royal Wardrobe Will Go on Display to Mark Her 90th BirthdayFri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:00 EST
    The comprehensive exhibit will go on display at all her royal residences later this year More...
  10. Erin Andrews Predicts Super Bowl 50 Winner and Reveals Her 'Coolest Moment' - with Michael Strahan - in NFC Championship GameFri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:00 EST
    Erin Andrews talks the unstoppable force that is Cam Newton More...
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  1. 6 found dead, including child, in Chicago homeFri, 05 Feb 2016 04:05:22 GMT
    Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city's South Side in what police said was being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide. Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said it appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no wider threat to the community, but police added extra patrols in the neighborhood as a precaution. More...
  2. Boy, 11, who fought Taliban, gunned downThu, 04 Feb 2016 22:30:18 GMT
    An 11-year-old Afghan boy who had been praised for his bravery in leading security forces in battle against the Taliban was killed by the militants this week, Afghan authorities said. Wasil Ahmad had commanded a police unit for 43 days as it fought to repel a deadly 71-day Taliban siege last year, according to his uncle Mullah Samad, an Afghan Local Police commander in the Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzganprovince. More...
  3. The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunkerThu, 04 Feb 2016 16:52:02 GMT
    Northern Ireland is selling its Cold War-era nuclear bunker, an underground installation with room for 235 beds that sellers imagine could be transformed into a tourist attraction or blast-proof storage facility. Journalists took a tour Thursday of one of Northern Ireland's strangest real estate offering. More...
  4. The Latest: France: 25 migrant networks dismantled over yearThu, 04 Feb 2016 12:06:01 GMT
    Refugees and migrants arrives by ferry from the Greek eastern islands at the Athens' port of Piraeus, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The European Union's executive arm has agreed to double its contribution to a fund to help Syrian refugees in Turkey after EU member states baulked at paying billions from national coffers. More...
  5. Julian Assange to hand himself in to police if UN rules against...Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:23:46 GMT
    Julian Assange will hand himself over to police for arrest on Friday if the UN rules that he has not been unlawfully detained. The Metropolitan Police have said they will make "every effort" to arrest Mr Assange should he leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been for more than three years. More...