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  1. Gander Mountain Coming to Snellville, GeorgiaFri, 17 Apr 2015 21:58:01 GMT
    The autumn of 2015 will bring a new opportunity for outdoor recreation enthusiasts to find the widest selection, expert service and great prices on the best names in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain , the nation's largest and fastest-growing network of outdoor specialty stores, announced today it will open its newest Georgia location in Snellville this fall. More...
  2. Two construction firms win $13.3M Gwinnett road contractsThu, 16 Apr 2015 15:24:57 GMT
    Gwinnett County officials awarded a $13.3 million contract to two construction firms as part of the county's annual project to patch and resurface roads. Gwinnett County officials awarded a $13.3 million contract to two construction firms as part of the county's annual road rehabilitation program to patch and resurface roads. More...
  3. Gwinnett County pastor accused of swindling disabled manTue, 14 Apr 2015 21:27:44 GMT
    A Gwinnett County pastor who claimed he left a life of crime to spread the word of God is now in jail accused of swindling money from a disabled man and his wife. According to Detective Jamie Hollis of the Snellville Police Department, Whittaker used Jack Bonner's credit card and used his personal information to open other credit cards in his name. More...
  4. Family, friends struggle to support ill young womanSat, 11 Apr 2015 05:49:04 GMT
    She's a stunner, from the fitted gown to the pristine hair and makeup. That's not even mentioning her green eyes, glowing skin and dazzling smile. More...
  5. 'Bonnie' is 16-years-old, mostly toothless and she does not have a homeSat, 11 Apr 2015 00:34:38 GMT
    A down-on-her luck feline is in need of the assistance of animal-loving friends to help get her into a home. The 16-year-old cat is without her family after a feline brother passed away and her owner moved and left her with a co-worker who is unable to provide her with a permanent home. More...
  6. UGA police officer fired over alcohol amnesty will sue, his lawyer saysThu, 09 Apr 2015 01:55:14 GMT
    A fired University of Georgia police officer will file a $5 million lawsuit against the state over his termination, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jay Park was wrongly fired and is entitled to whistleblower protection after questioning the UGA Police Department's enforcement of a new state medical amnesty law and seeking clarification from outside the department, said the lawyer, Michael Puglise of Snellville. More...
Local News
  1. You can't crash a God's PartyFri, 10 Apr 2015 09:49:34 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Its hard to believe that I am a year older today, April 10, 2015. I am 53 years young. The amazing thing is that when I was just two weeks old, I was left for dead from Pneumonia. More...
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  2. College students should be careful this Spring and SummerThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:53:58 EST
    By Morgan B. Mattews, Ourtown National News Editor, 1. Bad repair shopsI recently had a horrible experience with a local auto shop where the entire staff took advantage of my poor knowledge of car maintenance and part prices.I spent over $500 for one part that wasn't even the start of my issue. College students should be careful when going to new places around your college town... More...
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  3. A Gwinnett County Public Schools UpdateWed, 25 Mar 2015 19:21:18 EST
    March 23-28, 2015 THIS WEEK in Gwinnett County Public Schools will hold its Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Banquet on March25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College.The Gwinnett County Board of Education will kick off its series of Area Board Meetings this week on Tues., March 24,at Meadowcreek High School and Thurs., March 26, at Berkmar High School... More...
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  4. Cresent Moon Song of LoveTue, 24 Mar 2015 01:11:12 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon.Its the birth of a Full Moon every month of the year. However, early each and every month, Love takes flight, at the Cressent Moon. More...
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  5. FLH Band has your remedy for Spring Fever TonightSat, 21 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National Talk News Editor, Are you suffering from Spring Fever? Well forget about calling 911, or visiting your local hospital. FLH Band will be serving your fever medicine tonight. More...
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  6. Danny has grills for sale this weekendWed, 18 Mar 2015 18:08:19 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, My name is Danny and my Business is grills. I have an Overstock of used grills, and new grills. Gas. Charcoal, Combo, and smokers. This weekend Friday and Saturday March 20 and 21 More...
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  7. National Tax Queen celebrates her birthday at Arizona SteakhouseWed, 18 Mar 2015 16:50:03 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Though March 17th was enjoyed by billions around the world, for St. Patrick's Day, Ms. Corliss Royal celebrated her special day with family, friends, and two other 2015 Top 50 Promised Land Difference Maker Award Winners, Ms. Tricia Bailey, and Ms. Lyn Robinson, at one of Georgia's best steakhouses, named Arizona in Lithonia, Georgia. More...
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  8. Peaches to the Beaches---Georgia's Longest Yard SaleThu, 12 Mar 2015 19:39:19 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National New Editor, A satisfying, exhilarating experience for you will be happening on Friday and Saturday, March 13- 14, 2015 known as "Georgia's Longest Yard Sale."This is the 11th Annual Affair More...
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  4. Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man AwardMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:58:55 -0400
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  5. 'Furious 7' tops box office, racing past $1 bn in global salesMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:56:21 -0400
    Los Angeles (AFP) - The car racing action flick "Furious 7" topped the North American box office for a third week in a row, earning a whopping $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, industry figures showed. More...
  6. Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in artsMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:55:41 -0400
    NEW YORK (AP) Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. More...
  7. Poles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarksMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:54:24 -0400
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. More...
  8. Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualifiedMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:54:12 -0400
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effortMon, 20 Apr 2015 17:17:46 GMT
    The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. More...
  2. Analyst: Bank of America needs to cut compensationMon, 20 Apr 2015 14:02:57 GMT
    This is not the kind of news 15,000 employees want to hear: Bank of America Corp. needs to cut its salary expenses. The analyst report says BofA has showcased "a good start to the year," but the bank needs to offset weak revenue by slashing even more. More...
  3. Corporate giants all but subsidized by undocumented workersMon, 20 Apr 2015 09:53:22 GMT
    Ben Franklin's famous dictum, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes" is crying out for an urgent revision. Why? Because even if still holds true for people like you and me, it has little to do with some of the country's richest corporations. More...
  4. Talks with Greece have gained momentum but still long way from target - IMFMon, 20 Apr 2015 05:43:43 GMT
    Global lenders' negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finish line, the International Monetary Fund's European head told a German newspaper. Athens has been stuck in negotiations with its euro zone partners and the IMF over economic reforms required by its lenders to unlock remaining bailout funds. More...
  5. Some banks tried to renege on deals after SNB's policy U-turn: BloombergMon, 20 Apr 2015 01:34:12 GMT
    After the Swiss National Bank abandoned its price cap on the franc in January, some dealers such as Bank of America Corp ( The banks sought to reduce their losses by trying to renege on transactions by contacting customers after the SNB decision, asking to discuss the rates they'd traded on, Bloomberg said. Some currency trading firms and major banks lost out when the SNB scrapped its three-year-old cap on the franc against the euro EURCHF=EBS without warning on Jan. 15. Barclays lost "tens of millions" of dollars and retail broker Alpari UK filed for insolvency. More...
  6. Turntable ladders and fire crews wearing breathing apparatus deployed ...Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:29:35 GMT
    Fire crews deployed a turntable ladder and some wore breathing apparatus as they inspected a suspected electrical fire in Wisbech today. The fire service was called to Market Place after being alerted to the incident above the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. More...
  7. JP Morgan raises concern as leveraged buyouts boomSun, 19 Apr 2015 17:15:03 GMT
    JP Morgan Chase is concerned about loans that finance some leveraged buyouts, and is scaling back from what is a booming area, even as its overall loan portfolio grows, a top executive at the US bank said. Loans that funded smaller leveraged buyouts, where companies often do not have the size or financial resources to weather a business downturn, looked particularly hazardous, said Doug Petno, the chief executive of commercial banking. More...
  8. For Aqua CEO DeBenedictis, there's no treading waterSun, 19 Apr 2015 13:05:24 GMT
    Few of us are fond of mild, rainy summers like the one the Philadelphia region experienced last year. Nick DeBenedictis is definitely not a fan. More...
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National News
  1. What a rush! Volunteers bring Montana gold mining ghost town to lifeTue, 21 Apr 2015 04:15:24 GMT
    This place has gone from ghost town to boomtown.The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to give four lucky history buffs the chance to live in a preserved mining town on public park land in Montana. More...
  2. Spokesman: Alabama woman joined ISIS militants in Syria after being recruited on InternetMon, 20 Apr 2015 23:50:38 GMT
    A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join ISIS militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet. More...
  3. Court says California city's water rates designed to encourage conservation unconstitutionalMon, 20 Apr 2015 22:54:48 GMT
    A California appeals court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rates are unconstitutional. More...
  4. US warship heading to Yemeni waters prepared to block Iranian weapons shipmentsMon, 20 Apr 2015 22:19:12 GMT
    In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. More...
  5. Sixteen Women Pass Day One of Army Ranger SchoolMon, 20 Apr 2015 21:52:11 GMT
    Sixteen female soldiers made it through their first day of Ranger School, a punishing infantry course previously closed to women.,Nineteen women took part in the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade's first co-ed Ranger course Monday at Fort Benning, Ga. The female candidates joined 380 male soldiers to take on the Ranger Physical Fitness Assessment – a pass-fail event that prevents many from entering the course. More...
  6. Classes canceled at Columbine on 16th shooting anniversaryMon, 20 Apr 2015 21:46:51 GMT
    Classes are canceled at Columbine High School to mark the 16th anniversary of the shootings that killed twelve students and a teacher. More...
  7. University of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebrations after years of closuresMon, 20 Apr 2015 21:43:01 GMT
    The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday. More...
  8. Apartment construction a booming business nationwideMon, 20 Apr 2015 21:39:50 GMT
    When Jess Eymann moved to Denver fresh out of college she considered buying a condo but ultimately decided on renting an apartment instead. "There's just not a lot out there to buy, properties that I looked at weren't really what I was looking for," she said.  More...
  9. Woman accused of leaving quadriplegic son in Philadelphia woods in custody, faces extraditionMon, 20 Apr 2015 21:37:09 GMT
    A Philadelphia woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland has been released from a hospital and is facing extradition. More...
  1. RHOBH Star Kim Richards 'Says No to Rehab' For Now: SourceMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:40:00 EDT
    After last week's arrest for public intoxication, Richards's friends and family want her to go to rehab but she is holding off More...
  2. Bobby Brown Clarifies Earlier Comments on Bobbi Kristina's Condition: 'God Is Hearing Our Prayers'Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:25:00 EDT
    The singer is speaking out after he told a crowd his daughter was "awake" More...
  3. Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Out of Her Coma but Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage' and 'Remains Unresponsive'Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:10:00 EDT
    The 22-year-old's grandmother clarified questions about her condition More...
  4. Kylie Jenner Has Gray Hair, January Jones' 'Scary' Selfie and More Weekend Snaps You Have to SeeMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:00:00 EDT
    Catch up on the style and beauty Instagram posts you missed More...
  5. Botched Doctors Reveal the One Story They Wish Made It in Season 2Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:50:00 EDT
    You've got to see Dr. Terry Dubrow's impression of a certain comedian More...
  6. Lindsey Vonn Feels 'Privileged' to Spend Time with Tiger Woods' KidsMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:40:00 EDT
    "You know, I feel privileged to be along for the ride, and I help as much as I can. They're great kids - I love 'em," she tells PEOPLE More...
  7. Stop Everything and Watch These Teen Girls Play Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' (VIDEO)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:30:00 EDT
    The oldest band member is 14; the youngest is 9 More...
  8. PHOTOS: Ugly Betty Cast ReunitesMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:25:00 EDT
    The hit show's cast reunited Saturday to celebrate the series finale's fifth anniversary and star America Ferrera's birthday More...
  9. Meryl Streep Funds Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:20:00 EDT
    The program seeks to create opportunities for writers who are women 40 years and older More...
  10. Rihanna Cures Her 'Munchies' by Stocking Up on Snacks at N.Y.C. Drugstore (Video)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:10:00 EDT
    When a girl's gotta snack, a girl's gotta snack More...
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  1. RHOBH Star Kim Richards 'Says No to Rehab' For Now: SourceMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:40:00 EDT
    After last week's arrest for public intoxication, Richards's friends and family want her to go to rehab but she is holding off More...
  2. Bobby Brown Clarifies Earlier Comments on Bobbi Kristina's Condition: 'God Is Hearing Our Prayers'Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:25:00 EDT
    The singer is speaking out after he told a crowd his daughter was "awake" More...
  3. Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Out of Her Coma but Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage' and 'Remains Unresponsive'Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:10:00 EDT
    The 22-year-old's grandmother clarified questions about her condition More...
  4. Kylie Jenner Has Gray Hair, January Jones' 'Scary' Selfie and More Weekend Snaps You Have to SeeMon, 20 Apr 2015 20:00:00 EDT
    Catch up on the style and beauty Instagram posts you missed More...
  5. Botched Doctors Reveal the One Story They Wish Made It in Season 2Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:50:00 EDT
    You've got to see Dr. Terry Dubrow's impression of a certain comedian More...
  6. Lindsey Vonn Feels 'Privileged' to Spend Time with Tiger Woods' KidsMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:40:00 EDT
    "You know, I feel privileged to be along for the ride, and I help as much as I can. They're great kids - I love 'em," she tells PEOPLE More...
  7. Stop Everything and Watch These Teen Girls Play Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' (VIDEO)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:30:00 EDT
    The oldest band member is 14; the youngest is 9 More...
  8. PHOTOS: Ugly Betty Cast ReunitesMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:25:00 EDT
    The hit show's cast reunited Saturday to celebrate the series finale's fifth anniversary and star America Ferrera's birthday More...
  9. Meryl Streep Funds Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:20:00 EDT
    The program seeks to create opportunities for writers who are women 40 years and older More...
  10. Rihanna Cures Her 'Munchies' by Stocking Up on Snacks at N.Y.C. Drugstore (Video)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:10:00 EDT
    When a girl's gotta snack, a girl's gotta snack 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. A colorful account of the birth of modern art in ParisMon, 20 Apr 2015 16:09:26 GMT
    At the dawn of the 20th century the Parisian district of Montmartre was still largely rural, a hillside village dotted with windmills, vineyards and tumbledown shacks. There, a ragtag band of young artists, many of them foreigners, gravitated to the district's cheap studios and galleries to nurture their artistic ambitions and, at night, divert themselves at its seedy bars and cabarets. More...
  2. Mrs Justice Pauffley said at a public hearing that the children had suffered 'incalculable' harmMon, 20 Apr 2015 11:54:24 GMT
    The father of t wo young children tortured into claiming he was the leader of a satanic cult has said he still gets death threats despite a judge dismissing the allegations as "baseless". Mrs Justice Pauffley said at a public hearing last month that the children, aged eight and nine, had suffered "incalculable" harm after their mother and her partner forced them to "provide concocted accounts of horrific events". More...
  3. Man arrested in double murder probeMon, 20 Apr 2015 09:44:11 GMT
    Police wanted to speak to Peter Fox, 26, after the bodies of Bernadette Fox and her daughter Sarah were discovered at separate properties in Bootle, Merseyside, last week. A Merseyside Police spokesman said a 26-year-old man was arrested at Euston railway station in north London at 7.50am today on suspicion of their murders. More...
  4. A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:39:54 GMT
    After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. More...
  5. Night stalker rapist sentencedMon, 20 Apr 2015 03:29:59 GMT
    More than a dozen women have contacted police fearing they were targeted by a night stalker rapist who is due to be sentenced for attacks spanning nearly 30 years. Detective Sergeant Chris Burgess, from Norfolk Police, said since 56-year-old Clive Howard admitted seven counts of rape, three of kidnap and one of attempted rape last month, 15 women had contacted the force. More...