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  1. End Of 2014 Online Advertising Campaign Special---All On SBC Trade DollarsFri, 19 Dec 2014 12:21:07 GMT
    Heres how to get $ 7200 advertising value of complete national web exposure for only $3600 bucks for 12 months during the month of December -NOW ! By January, the benefit of the Ad/Article/Talk Show Campaign will return to the full great value retail price of $7200. Now is the time to act and start with Southern Barter Club, to be prepared to succeed in 2015, while getting a business tax write-off, too... End Of 2013 Online Advertising Campaign Special ! Businesses have until December 31, to write off business expenses, like advertising on a one to one basis, and now they can do it all on trade with Southern Barter Club. More...
  2. Girl hailed a hero for saving family from burning homeThu, 18 Dec 2014 23:54:33 GMT
    A 13-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after an incredible rescue effort when her family's Snellville home caught on fire. Thursday morning, firefighters were called out to a burning house located in the 3100 block of Hall Garden Road Southwest. More...
  3. Hero Teen Helped Her Brothers Escape House FireThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:44:53 GMT
    A Snellville-area teen is being called a hero by firefighters after she helped her two siblings escape from a Thursday morning fire. Gwinnett Fire officials credit Amia Polk, 13, a Shiloh Middle School student, with getting her two brothers, ages 7 and 10, out of their burning home on Hall Garden Road just before 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. Amia and her brothers were asleep when she was awaken by the sound of a smoke alarm and then went downstairs to investigate. More...
  4. Firefighters Battle House Fire Near SnellvilleThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:34:45 GMT
    Firefighters are currently on the scene of a working house fire at the above location. The fire is out at this time and the scene is under control. More...
  5. Snellville Vs. Grayson: Give Hunger the Boot Challenge UpdateThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:34:44 GMT
    The effort to fill the shelves of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op got a big boost Wednesday at the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce luncheon. At the luncheon, a check for $2,296 was given to the co-op through funds raised by the Give Hunger the Boot Challenge - a spirited competition between the cities of Snellville and Grayson; $1,296 was raised in donations and $1,000 was donated by the GECC. More...
  6. Snellville Police Chief: Body Cameras Standard Equipment for OfficersWed, 17 Dec 2014 16:47:38 GMT
    Addressing a nationwide need, the Obama Administration has unveiled a $263 million proposal which would provide body cameras and training for the nation's police departments so police-citizen interactions could be better documented. "The events in Ferguson, MO didn't make our decision," Whitehead said of the Snellville Police Department's usage of body cameras. More...
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  1. BeSomeOne Chess Master Orrin Hudson Speaks For Free Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:00 EST
    Do not miss this Christmas Treat for the whole family. Fairfield Inn and Suites. 7850 Stonecrest Square, Lithonia, GA, 30038To learn more about this event... More...
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  2. End Of 2014 Online Advertising Campaign Special---All On SBC Trade Dollars!Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:23:17 EST
    By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Advertising Your Local And National Business On-Line Can Increase Foot Traffic Or Internet Sales! End Of 2014 Online Advertising Campaign Special! Businesses have until December 31, 2014 to write off business expenses, like advertising on a one to one basis, and now they can do it all on trade with Southern Barter Club Dollar Currency. More...
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  3. How Southern Barter Club can help businesses succeed Now!Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:15:07 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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  4. A Woman Child Emerges & Beyond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:32:07 EST
    Most of the poems in the collections were written during the years when I was a young woman married to an abusive husband. Written poems helped keep me sane during those years. After my ... More...
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  5. Snellville backs new merchants succeedTue, 09 Dec 2014 00:10:49 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, So you think you have what it takes to start your own business, or if you have struggled to make it to the next business level with your business, then come and share and learn from Snellville Pros ... More...
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  6. Christmas just ain't Christmas, without the Southern Barter Club !Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:38:41 EST
    "This is being organized and hosted by two leaders in the barter industry Laurie Sossa CEO of Southern barter club and Gary Field CEO of Nubarter Revenu. There will be several barter exchanges participating including barter clubs from outside GA, such as, NC and AL. More...
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  7. How to hire roofing contractor without your roof on fire !Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:10:39 EST
    By Tom Livsey, Ourtown National News Editor, You pay your mortgage on a home with a roof, make sure your roof is worth the money...Hiring a roofing contractor may require you to invest a significant amount of time and money. With so many roofing companies in business, unethical ones do exist. In most cases, finding the right person for the job requires thorough research. More...
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  8. FREE WORKSHOP HELPS HOMEOWNERS CONSERVE WATERTue, 02 Dec 2014 09:18:43 EST
    The Department of Water Resources will host a free water conservation workshop. Residents who attend will receive a low-flow retrofit kit, outdoor water efficiency kit, do-it-yourself home water audit guide and information on how to apply for the County's toilet rebate program. More...
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  1. AP source: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contractMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:38:45 -0500
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19. More...
  2. North Korea skipping UN Security Council meetingMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:35 -0500
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time. More...
  3. Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:29:37 -0500
    The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more expensive options from rival drugmakers. More...
  4. With New York shows, Mariah Carey thrives on ChristmasMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:28:57 -0500
    The festive wreath above the New York stage bore the insignia "MC" -- at once "Merry Christmas" and the initials of the evening's attraction, Mariah Carey. Carey has put out two full Christmas albums but now has gone one step further with a series of holiday concerts, which she hopes to turn into an annual event. The six-night, sold-out residency, which runs through Monday night, takes place at an unusually intimate venue for the superstar -- the 2,900-seat Beacon Theatre. More...
  5. 2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fansMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:28:19 -0500
    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. More...
  6. Correction: Marijuana Research storyMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:35 -0500
    DENVER (AP) In a story Dec. 17 about marijuana research, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported Marcel Bonn-Miller's profession. He is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist. Also, while he works with the Veterans Administration, his lab is not part of the VA. More...
  7. Hernandez trial expected to take 6 to 10 weeksMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:25:13 -0500
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday at what is likely to be the former NFL star's final hearing before trial begins next month. More...
  8. Stocks mostly higher in morning trading, extending rallyMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:24:45 -0500
    Major stock indexes edged mostly higher Monday morning but the gains were held back by discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices, which hammered energy stocks. Stocks have notched gains the past three trading days. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Fairfax, Macquarie to merge radio stationsMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:20 GMT
    The merger will unite top-rating radio talk stations 2GB in Sydney, which is owned by Macquarie, and Melbourne's 3AW, which is owned by Fairfax. The joint venture will also consolidate the operations of another five radio stations across Australia: 2UE in Sydney, Magic 1278 in Melbourne, 4BC and Magic 882 in Brisbane and 6PR in Perth. More...
  2. Stocks to watch on MondaySun, 21 Dec 2014 20:41:11 GMT
    Fairfax Media and the owner of Sydney station 2GB have confirmed they are currently discussing a transaction, which reportedly involves a merger. National Australia Bank has lifted its standing among business customers after lagging behind its big four counterparts for more than a year, the latest monthly DBM Consultants Business Financial Services Monitor shows. More...
  3. Australia's RBA keeps interest rates on hold amid commodity sell-offSun, 21 Dec 2014 16:36:25 GMT
    Australia's central bank kept interest rates at record lows for a 16th straight month yesterday, saying sub-par economic growth could extend this unusually lengthy period of stability for some time yet. There was little relief for the hard-pressed local dollar as the Reserve Bank of Australia repeated the currency was overvalued given the ongoing slide in prices for many of the country's commodity exports. More...
  4. Christmas shopping hours in the IllawarraSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:50 GMT
    Festive buskers were singing and cash registers were ringing in Wollongong's CBD, as retailers braced for crowds of 80,000people on the last weekend before Christmas. GPT's centre manager Nathan Yeo said shopper numbers had already been strong during the first Christmas rush since the new Wollongong Central mall had opened. More...
  5. Pinnacle names new loan officer for Memorial locationSun, 21 Dec 2014 08:14:14 GMT
    Jill Duncan has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice president and office leader for the firm's location on Memorial Boulevard. "Jill is a veteran financial services professional," said Bill Jones, Pinnacle area executive for Rutherford County. More...
  6. Procrastinators unite! Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid startSun, 21 Dec 2014 03:59:40 GMT
    Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results. Crowds were building at stores in and around New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles by midday on Saturday. More...
  7. Community heroes honoured for going the extra mileSat, 20 Dec 2014 23:55:06 GMT
    After sifting through scores of nominations for people who are shining lights in the community, the judges have revealed their chosen winners of the coveted Daily Echo's Community Star awards. During the course of a month Daily Echo readers were asked to nominate those who go the extra mile in making the lives of others that little bit better. More...
  8. Man arrested in connection with death of two infants in GreenevilleSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:45:32 GMT
    Greene County officials have arrested Erick Eugene Jones Jr. in connection with the the deaths of two infant sisters - one thirteen-months old and the other two-months. Jones faces aggravated child abuse and neglect charges. More...
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  1. World War II vet honored with medals 70 years laterMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:07:40 GMT
    It has been some 70 years since U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Jones stormed a German-occupied town sprinting and shooting, through the European village as fast as he could. On Sunday, the Smyrna veteran's bravery was honored as the medals he earned were finally pinned to his chest. More...
  2. Boston Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh in bid to have trial movedMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:47 GMT
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an effort to have the trial moved out of Massachusetts. More...
  3. AP-GfK Poll: Americans of all faiths embrace holiday cheer in the form of gifts, cardsMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:45:45 GMT
    Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts. More...
  4. Fra-gee-lay: Leg lamp in stores A Christmas Story tribute is stolen Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:42:22 GMT
    Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? More...
  5. Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke Oklahoma City case in arguments to have trial movedMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:00:30 GMT
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an effort to have the trial moved out of Massachusetts. More...
  6. Air China to buy 60 Boeing 737 jets for $6 billionMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:46:05 GMT
    Boeing said Monday that Air China has committed to buying 60 jets in a deal worth more than $6 billion at list prices, although airlines routinely get sharp discounts to sticker prices. More...
  7. US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyersMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:16:13 GMT
    Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. More...
  8. Colorado dad hunts for daughter abducted by mom after custody fightMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:02:43 GMT
    A Colorado father is hoping to spend Christmas with his daughter, who was abducted by her mother after her dad was granted full custody of the 6-year-old girl. More...
  9. US indexes open mostly higher, extending a market rally into a fourth dayMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:46:15 GMT
    U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher as the market builds on its big gains from last week. More...
  1. Listen to Lea Michele Sing 'Let It Go' on Glee (VIDEO)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 EST
    Michele sings the irresistible Frozen song on her FOX musical dramedy More...
  2. Kim Kardashian Lands First High-Fashion Ad Campaign - For Balmain MenswearMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:25:00 EST
    See the steamy shot with husband Kanye West More...
  3. Weight-Loss Winners! How Two Women Dropped a Combined 259 Lbs.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:45:00 EST
    No surgery! No gimmicks! These inspirational ladies lost half their size More...
  4. Ed Sheeran Steals Elton John's Iconic Glasses - and Elton's Face is Priceless(PHOTO)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:30:00 EST
    Sir Elton was robbed - and on his wedding day, no less More...
  5. Military Posers Are 'An Epidemic,' Says Soldier Who Outs ThemMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:00 EST
    "What these guys are doing," says Anthony Anderson, "is a slap in the face for all those men and women who have sacrificed so much" More...
  6. William and Kate Plan a Perfect ChristmasMon, 22 Dec 2014 09:40:00 EST
    On the 25th, the couple will attend St. Church of St. Mary Magdalene with the other royals More...
  7. Rachel McAdams Goes Seriously (Seriously) Ombr: Your Thoughts?Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:30:00 EST
    The star sports a surprising two-tone do More...
  8. Watch Guy Pearce's New, Strange Music Video (NSFW)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:50:00 EST
  9. Jill Dillard Celebrates 6-Month Anniversary with Wedding PicsMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:40:00 EST
    "Every day just gets better and better," the Duggar daughter writes of married life More...
  10. Can You Guess Which Country Star Goes Hunting on Christmas?Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:00 EST
    Find out who serenades their family with Christmas carols and who likes to just stay in bed all day! More...
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  1. Listen to Lea Michele Sing 'Let It Go' on Glee (VIDEO)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 EST
    Michele sings the irresistible Frozen song on her FOX musical dramedy More...
  2. Kim Kardashian Lands First High-Fashion Ad Campaign - For Balmain MenswearMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:25:00 EST
    See the steamy shot with husband Kanye West More...
  3. Weight-Loss Winners! How Two Women Dropped a Combined 259 Lbs.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:45:00 EST
    No surgery! No gimmicks! These inspirational ladies lost half their size More...
  4. Ed Sheeran Steals Elton John's Iconic Glasses - and Elton's Face is Priceless(PHOTO)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:30:00 EST
    Sir Elton was robbed - and on his wedding day, no less More...
  5. Military Posers Are 'An Epidemic,' Says Soldier Who Outs ThemMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:00 EST
    "What these guys are doing," says Anthony Anderson, "is a slap in the face for all those men and women who have sacrificed so much" More...
  6. William and Kate Plan a Perfect ChristmasMon, 22 Dec 2014 09:40:00 EST
    On the 25th, the couple will attend St. Church of St. Mary Magdalene with the other royals More...
  7. Rachel McAdams Goes Seriously (Seriously) Ombr: Your Thoughts?Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:30:00 EST
    The star sports a surprising two-tone do More...
  8. Watch Guy Pearce's New, Strange Music Video (NSFW)Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:50:00 EST
  9. Jill Dillard Celebrates 6-Month Anniversary with Wedding PicsMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:40:00 EST
    "Every day just gets better and better," the Duggar daughter writes of married life More...
  10. Can You Guess Which Country Star Goes Hunting on Christmas?Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:00 EST
    Find out who serenades their family with Christmas carols and who likes to just stay in bed all day! 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. Morocco's transgender dancer courts acceptanceMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:45 GMT
    In this cons... . FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Moroccan transvestite, actress and dancer Noor poses for photographers as she arrives at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. More...
  2. NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil AmericansMon, 22 Dec 2014 06:24:42 GMT
    In this June 20, 2013 file photo, movie DVD and VCD disks are arranged on a shelf at a store in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. More...
  3. Eleven English centres that will spearhead a genetic revolution in the NHS have been named.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:10:19 GMT
    The Genomic Medicine Centres are the heart of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a bold plan to map 100,000 complete genetic codes of patients. Scientists and doctors hope the A 300 million initiative will transform medicine by uncovering DNA data that can be used to develop personalised diagnostic procedures and drugs. More...
  4. Sony doesn't know how but says 'The Interview' will be shownMon, 22 Dec 2014 01:05:10 GMT
    He was speaking of Sony's decision to cancel the Christmas Day release by pulling the movie from theaters. That followed decisions by the country's largest theater chains to not show the movie, because of an online post threatening a "bitter fate" to anyone who sees the controversial comedy, which depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean Kim Jong-Un. More...
  5. German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens diesSun, 21 Dec 2014 20:50:40 GMT
    Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old. More...