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  1. Leonard Warner to FSU: Seminoles Land 4-Star OLB ProspectWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:43:44 GMT
    One of the top prospects in the class of 2017 closed his recruitment Wednesday, as linebacker Leonard Warner committed to Florida State. According to Scout.com , Warner is a 4-star recruit and rates as the No. More...
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  1. COMMISSIONERS APPROVE REPLACEMENT OF HARBINS ROAD BRIDGE OVER JACKSON CREEKTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:56:52 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 21, 2017) Gwinnett County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $2.9 million contract to replace the Harbins Road bridge over Jackson Creek in Lilburn.District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said, This project not only addresses flooding concerns, but also fills in the sidewalks along Harbins Road. More...
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  2. College students in need to make a few thousand dollars for spring breakMon, 20 Feb 2017 19:16:44 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, OurTown is seeking a dozen energetic college students who are majoring in journalism or advertising to sell our Article/Talk Show Campaign nationwide.You must be able to visit at least 10 businesses a day and have your own transportation, on your own time.This is a commission based postion. You will be paid weekly. The commissions is set at 25% of the sale, (i.e. $1200.00 x 25% =$300) (($ 3600.00 x 25%=$900). More...
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  3. Businesses help celebrate Black History-Start An ArticleTalk Show CampaignThu, 02 Feb 2017 15:54:25 EST
    By Tricia Bailey Topix National News Editor, Here's to get $600.00 worth of national article/ talk show for only $300 this week. Its OurTown Media way to help celebrate and empower local businesses to keep Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream Alive. You will get an article and talk show every month for six months. By Valentine's Day, the cost will return to retail cost of $3600.00.All of the articles, and talk show links will be able to add to your company website, and/or your business social media, like Face Book. More...
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  4. The MLK Parade was a dream come true for everyoneTue, 17 Jan 2017 21:55:05 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,The intensity was very high in expectation for the MLK celebrated annual Parade and Commemorative Service on Monday January 16, 2017. More...
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  5. Top 50 Promised Land Difference Makers Award Winners in America---For 2017Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:37:03 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Over eleven years ago, The Livseys' created the "Promised Land Difference Maker Awards", that acknowledge Americans of all races who are visionaries, and are keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream, alive, not for fanfare or community recognition, but merely by the way they choose to make a difference one person at a time.1925 Tom Livsey's grandfather Robert Livsey purchased a third of the 1500 acres known as 'The Promised Land' Plantation', and the original Thomas Maguire plantation house, affectionately referred to as 'The Big House'. The house survived General Sherman's March through Georgia, at the end of the Civil War,(http://www.gwinnetths.org/Tour/default.asp) .Today it is the oldest plantation in Gwinnett County, Georgia. called The Promised Land that withstood the seizure of General Sherman's March To The Sea. More...
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  6. Fred 'V-Man' Watson - Victory Over Violence- I Won't Gripe Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:42:45 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Fred 'V-Man' Watson indicate others how its done.You should allow me to share my own specific learned exposures that I have coordinated data about this uncommon gathering pioneer, who we in general warmly called, Fred'V-Man', today... More...
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  7. Promoting Your Neighborhood And National Business On-Line Can Build Pedestrian activity Or Web DealsWed, 11 Jan 2017 19:42:04 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Winter Of 2017 Web based Publicizing Effort Exceptional ! Here's the means by which to get $ 3600.00 publicizing estimation of finish national web introduction for just $1200 bucks for 12 months amid the month of January - NOW !By Valentine's Day, the advantage of the Article/Syndicated program Battle will come back to the full extraordinary esteem retail cost of $3600.00. More...
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    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, How Our Lifeline Phone Program Works for New Customers350 FREE Voice Minutes, UNLIMITED FREE texts and 500 MB FREE data added automatically each month.Add money if you decide to choose the $5 plan. Or, to pay for any services, like international calling and additional minutes. More...
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  1. Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in ZimbabweMon, 20 Feb 2017 22:17:56 -0500
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health. The main celebrations will be held Saturday at Matobo National Park outside Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, and are expected to attract thousands of officials and ZANU-PF party faithful. In previous years Mugabe has reportedly been offered elephants, buffalo and impala for the feast. More...
  2. Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in MissouriTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:15 -0500
    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious. More...
  3. First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School DistrictMon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:00 -0500
    The elementary school teacher advocated reporting undocumented immigrants, according to school district officials, who suspended her. More...
  4. Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officialsTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:28:41 -0500
    By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea. China claims almost all the South China Sea, which carries a third of the world's maritime traffic. More...
  5. Time for Some Creative Solutions At the NSCMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:52:55 -0500
    Here's how Trump can avoid getting trapped in an H.R. nightmare. More...
  6. The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: CatastropheTue, 21 Feb 2017 10:12:54 -0500
    Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too easy to forget just how deeply this newfound equality was rooted in the cataclysm of the world wars. More...
  7. Woman Rescues Cop By Jumping on Attacker's Back: 'This Is a True Hero Right Here'Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:35:00 -0500
    Vickie Williams-Tillman jumped on the back of a man beating a cop, authorities. More...
  8. A Serbian Trap: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in BelgradeTue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:57 -0500
    A trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally. More...
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  1. Survey: Business executives' optimism surges under TrumpTue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:48 GMT
    Business executives are feeling more confident with Donald Trump in the White House, according to an annual survey from JPMorgan Chase. The survey found that 76% of the executives believe the new administration will have a positive impact on their businesses. More...
  2. Aggravated Robbery, Assault Added To Extortion ChargeTue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:47 GMT
    Joshua D. Tweed, 29, of 209 E. Broyles St., was charged Thursday with two felony counts of extortion that involved contact with victims on social media. After being taken into custody, the Greene County Sheriff's Department served Tweed with other warrants Friday charging him with aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated assault. More...
  3. The owner of Burger King is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billionTue, 21 Feb 2017 15:54:46 GMT
    The owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International, is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $79 per share, or $1.8 billion. "Popeyes is a powerful brand with a rich Louisiana heritage that resonates with guests around the world," Restaurant Brands International CEO Daniel Schwartz said in a statement. More...
  4. RPT-Wells Fargo fund business on the defensive amid sales scandalTue, 21 Feb 2017 13:46:10 GMT
    Feb 21 When a scandal over unauthorized accounts rocked Wells Fargo & Co's retail division last fall, executives at its asset management arm sprang into action to limit its fallout at an already tough time for their business. A Reuters' review of minutes from about two dozen state and municipal pension board meetings across the country from October to December showed Wells Fargo wealth management executives offering apologies, weighing fee cuts and emphasizing their own controls on staff hiring and vetting. More...
  5. People walk past a branch of HSBC bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb....Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:35:02 GMT
    People walk past a branch of HSBC bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for "unexpected economic and political events" and warned of risks in 2017 to the global economy's continuing recovery. More...
  6. HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit divesTue, 21 Feb 2017 07:18:27 GMT
    London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped by more than 80 per cent following a year of "unexpected economic and political events" that contributed to volatile markets and influenced investment activity. Europe's biggest bank that net profit for 2016 tumbled 82 per cent to $2.5 billion from $13.5 billion a year ago. More...
  7. HSBC shares down as full year profit falls 62%Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:18:26 GMT
    The $7.1bn pre-tax profit is 62% lower than the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. It said its performance had been "broadly satisfactory" given "volatile financial conditions" but warned a rise in global protectionism was a concern. More...
  8. Lawsuit charges sex discrimination in bank's pay practicesTue, 21 Feb 2017 05:12:49 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., alleging that the financial institution systematically discriminated against female employees in certain professional positions by compensating them less than their male counterparts. The suit maintains that JPMorgan's compensation policies and practices violated Executive Order 11246 , which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment on the basis of sex. More...
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  1. Massachusetts police halt 'High Five Friday' after concerns from parentsWed, 22 Feb 2017 01:21:00 GMT
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. More...
  2. Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:40:00 GMT
    Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, on Tuesday from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek.ay. More...
  3. Rhode Island police arrest third suspect in $90K diaper heistWed, 22 Feb 2017 00:24:00 GMT
    A third suspect in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth an estimated $90,000 was arrested Tuesday, Rhode Island State Police said. More...
  4. Great grandmother in Florida fights off would-be carjackersTue, 21 Feb 2017 23:26:00 GMT
    Police say a woman had just gotten into her car and was about to shut the door, when suddenly she realized carjackers were there. Instead of giving up, granny decided to fight. More...
  5. Missouri man accused of plotting ISIS attack in Kansas CityTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:37:00 GMT
    An Army veteran has been charged with plotting what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City, federal authorities said Tuesday. More...
  6. No evidence of shooting at Houston hospital, police sayTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:00:00 GMT
    A hospital in Houston was locked down for nearly two hours Tuesday after getting reports of shots fired, but no evidence of an actual shooting or gunman was found inside, officials said. More...
  7. US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons banTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:56:00 GMT
    A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. More...
  8. Cop caught on tape sexually harassing store clerkTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:39:00 GMT
    A Tennessee police officer was publicly exposed as a pervert Monday after audio recordings surfaced showing him making repeated lewd comments to a local store worker. More...
  9. Bizarre break-in leaves Texas family stunnedTue, 21 Feb 2017 20:55:00 GMT
    A Wichita Falls, Texas, family was very surprised to come home to hear their shower being occupied by a complete stranger, according to reports. More...
  1. Inside Kim Kardashian West's Night of Terror: 'She Knew She Had to Keep Quiet to Survive'Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT
    The reality star was held at gunpoint early Monday morning in her Paris hotel room by masked men dressed as police officers More...
  2. Watch Candace Cameron Bure Freak Out as Daughter Natasha Joins Team Adam Levine on The VoiceMon, 03 Oct 2016 23:35:00 EDT
    Before her performance, Natasha received a good luck video message from Bob Saget and John Stamos More...
  3. Who Is Simone Harouche? What to Know About the Kardashian Family Friend Before the Paris RobberyMon, 03 Oct 2016 23:30:00 EDT
    The 36-year-old has been friends with the reality star for years and has styled various celebrities. More...
  4. What Was Yelled at Ryan Lochte During Week 4 of Dancing with the Stars?Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:15:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  5. WATCH: Laurie Hernandez Is Speechless After Earning All Perfect Scores on DWTSMon, 03 Oct 2016 22:35:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  6. Vicki Gunvalson Threatens to Expose Mysterious Lies Shannon Beador's Told About Her MarriageMon, 03 Oct 2016 22:20:00 EDT
    Shannon Beador may claim she never lies, but Vicki Gunvalson says she knows differently More...
  7. The Real Housewives Are Getting Political! Find Out How Bravo's Best Are Joining Decision 2016Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDT
    Election results will be announced Nov. 7 on Watch What Happens Live More...
  8. Amber Rose Apologizes to Julianne Hough for Claiming the Dancing with the Stars Judge 'Body Shamed' HerMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:50:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  9. Kim Kardashian West's Longtime Friend and Stylist Simone Harouche Was in a Room Nearby During Terrifying Paris RobberyMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:10:00 EDT
    Longtime friend and stylist, Simone Harouche, was in the apartment when Kardashian West was held at gunpoint. More...
  10. Kate McKinnon Cried When Thinking of a Clinton PresidencyMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:00:00 EDT
    "I could cry just thinking about how hard we're gonna cry when it happens," she said. More...
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  1. Inside Kim Kardashian West's Night of Terror: 'She Knew She Had to Keep Quiet to Survive'Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT
    The reality star was held at gunpoint early Monday morning in her Paris hotel room by masked men dressed as police officers More...
  2. Watch Candace Cameron Bure Freak Out as Daughter Natasha Joins Team Adam Levine on The VoiceMon, 03 Oct 2016 23:35:00 EDT
    Before her performance, Natasha received a good luck video message from Bob Saget and John Stamos More...
  3. Who Is Simone Harouche? What to Know About the Kardashian Family Friend Before the Paris RobberyMon, 03 Oct 2016 23:30:00 EDT
    The 36-year-old has been friends with the reality star for years and has styled various celebrities. More...
  4. What Was Yelled at Ryan Lochte During Week 4 of Dancing with the Stars?Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:15:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  5. WATCH: Laurie Hernandez Is Speechless After Earning All Perfect Scores on DWTSMon, 03 Oct 2016 22:35:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  6. Vicki Gunvalson Threatens to Expose Mysterious Lies Shannon Beador's Told About Her MarriageMon, 03 Oct 2016 22:20:00 EDT
    Shannon Beador may claim she never lies, but Vicki Gunvalson says she knows differently More...
  7. The Real Housewives Are Getting Political! Find Out How Bravo's Best Are Joining Decision 2016Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDT
    Election results will be announced Nov. 7 on Watch What Happens Live More...
  8. Amber Rose Apologizes to Julianne Hough for Claiming the Dancing with the Stars Judge 'Body Shamed' HerMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:50:00 EDT
    Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC More...
  9. Kim Kardashian West's Longtime Friend and Stylist Simone Harouche Was in a Room Nearby During Terrifying Paris RobberyMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:10:00 EDT
    Longtime friend and stylist, Simone Harouche, was in the apartment when Kardashian West was held at gunpoint. More...
  10. Kate McKinnon Cried When Thinking of a Clinton PresidencyMon, 03 Oct 2016 21:00:00 EDT
    "I could cry just thinking about how hard we're gonna cry when it happens," she said. More...
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  1. Measures tabled to freeze 'ill-gotten gains' of dictatorsTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:29:55 GMT
    New powers to stop "blood-stained dictators" and despots from laundering their money through the UK by freezing their assets have been tabled by the Government. Security Minister Ben Wallace said the move would send a "major signal" around the world that the UK could not be used as a base to hide "ill-gotten gains". More...
  2. Elor Azaria: Israeli soldier jailed for 18 months for shooting dead wounded Palestinian attackerTue, 21 Feb 2017 12:21:51 GMT
    An Israeli soldier who was caught on video shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. The jail term, which nominally ends one of the most divisive cases in Israel's history, was half that requested by prosecutors for the manslaughter that Sergeant Elor Azaria was found guilty of last month at a military court. More...
  3. PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debateTue, 21 Feb 2017 08:05:15 GMT
    Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords The House of Lords will conclude the first stage of a crucial Brexit debate after Theresa May and Boris Johnson ramped up pressure on them not to block or delay Britain's exit from the European Union. In a highly unusual move on Monday, the Prime Minister sat on the steps in front of the Royal Throne in the Upper Chamber as Lords Leader Baroness Evans of Bowes urged peers not to frustrate the passage of the Brexit Bill. More...
  4. A quick look at the key Iraqi city of MosulTue, 21 Feb 2017 03:57:22 GMT
    Fierce fighting is raging in the historic Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant for more than two years. Following are some facts about Mosul. More...
  5. Jeremy Corbyn was returned as Labour leader for the second time in two years last SeptemberMon, 20 Feb 2017 23:48:56 GMT
    Labour's yawning gap with the Tories in opinion polls is down to last summer's challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and Theresa May's elevation to Prime Minister, a party source has said. After Mr Corbyn told colleagues that Thursday's crucial by-elections in Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland are on a "knife edge", the source said Labour's poor showing in a succession of polls is "clearly as a result of the internal dissension in the party and the leadership contest". More...