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  1. Snellville Police to Host Public Safety NightFri, 12 Sep 2014 22:25:40 GMT
    Members of the city's police department will be out in force hosting the annual Snellville Public Safety Night Sept. 30. The free event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, 2342 Oak Road. More...
  2. Snellville Officials Get Look at Signage, Towne Green PlansThu, 11 Sep 2014 23:52:38 GMT
    The Snellville Mayor and Council got a look at a plan to place signature signage throughout the city and another for major improvements to the Towne Green Monday. After months of discussion, revisions and planning, the Downtown Development Authority revealed plans by Atlanta-based designers Sky Design for a variety of signage to be placed at entranceways to the city, to differentiate districts and to be used for promotion. More...
  3. Missing Tiles From Snellville Memorial To Be Replaced By Veterans DayThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:45:12 GMT
    Replicas of the nine tiles that went missing before the unveiling of the city's Veterans Memorial in May will be placed on the wall before Veterans Day. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts said the replacement tiles will be joined by about 100 new ones people have bought to honor loved ones who have served in war. More...
  4. Where's Lawrenceville on List of Atlanta's Worst Commutes?Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:26:36 GMT
    We already know that commuting to work in Atlanta is tough almost anywhere in the metro - the seventh worst traffic in the nation, according to a Texas A&M study . Lawrenceville is ranked No. More...
  5. Snellville Mayor Takes Whipped Cream in Face for Childhood CancerThu, 11 Sep 2014 02:38:19 GMT
    The City of Snellville declared Wednesday as Peyton Greene Day , honoring the local 3-year-old who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia . At Monday's city council meeting, Mayor Kelly Kautz accepted the Whipped Cream Pie Challenge, to raise money for cancer research. More...
  6. Sprouts Farmers Market To Open Sept. 17 in Johns CreekWed, 03 Sep 2014 21:41:53 GMT
    The store, which is located at 3630 Peachtree Parkway, will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...
Local News
  1. Gwinnet Retailers stop hiding behind your brick and mortar--Advertise on lineTue, 09 Sep 2014 12:10:59 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix News Editor, To be sure retailers, Labor Day is over. The kids are back in school. Soccer moms are stretched to their wits end, just trying to remember when, and where to pick up their school children. This high buying market hasmuch less time to visit your shop to browse your store. They need 'Real Time Merchants' , those who have an on line presence.Now is the time, retail merchants can help them More...
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  2. Oprah' s-'The Life You Want Tour' touched down in Atlanta, Ga.!Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:27:57 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Oprahs 'The Life You Want 'weekend was a great opportunity for one to focus on reaching their life goals, while discovering how to become a better person. This life changing event took place at the Phillips Arena, in Atlanta, Ga. this past Friday, on September 5 and Saturday, September 6, 2014. More...
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  3. Uptown Comedy Corner # 1 Comedy Club in Atlanta, Ga.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:50 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, With all of the recent incidents of shootings, killings, and chaos happening around the world, it would be nice this Labor Day Weekend,if you could enjoy the end of summer,laughing your butt off... More...
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  4. Checker Classic Cab-Ranks Top 5 Transportation service in Atlanta, Ga. !Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:21:58 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mr. Orlando Perry, is a community oriented man. He started with a vehicle and a vision, to get his Metro Atlanta neighbors, to and fro, as the CEO of Checker Classic Cabs of Lithonia, Ga.,today. However, it would not take an airport taxi trip to find out who Mr. Orlando Perry is, and why is carries a community torch for safe transportation... More...
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  5. Soccer moms earn full time pay selling local news ads !Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:46:11 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As a national news editor for several news sites around the world, I still need local community leaders, who are in touch with local merchants and non-profits, in order to help promote community success. We are seeking single mothers, college students, who... More...
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  6. There's Texting, Sexing, and now Frexting. What is it?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:43 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, About 5 years ago texting was not very popular as it has become today. First lets define Texting- It is a form of communication by way of non verbal communication More...
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  7. Back to school items for sell---Cheap !Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:43:14 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, After the Fourth of July weekend, most families are focused on the end of Summer, when their children are heading back to school, or college bound. Now is the time to purchase supplies. Whether its a new computer, desk, or chairs for high school seniors on their way to college, or a middle school student entering high school, parents know that their children will be in need of school supplies items that will make their child's transition easier. More...
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  8. How Local Business Can Triple Back To School Retail Sales-On Line Advertising !Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:53:23 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Great back to school sales can make retailers fend til Christmas. Many retail merchants realize that in order to promote their school products, is through sponsoring a local school. Teachers, students, parents, all need new clothes, supplies, and a local store to offer them a special savings over the national store chains, like Walmart. More...
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  1. War without allies Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:02:00 +0000
    No poison is good poison, Part IILast month conservation and animal welfare groups in California and New York urged local leaders to ban the use of rat poison statewide. As Georgia's business market expands and welcomes development... More...
  2. Man, woman dead; SWAT standoff in Smyrna Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:16:45 +0000
    Smyrna police found a man and woman dead inside a townhouse this afternoon, shortly after a 12-hour SWAT standoff ended, AJC reports. According to the Smyrna Police Department, authorities were called, a little after midnight this morning, to... More...
  3. Oprah brings life changing event to Atlanta with The Life You Want Weekend.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:04:32 +0000
    Oprah Winfrey kicked off her The Life You Want Weekend here in Atlanta recently and I was blessed to be in attendance. I have had the pleasure of attending three events that have been sponsored by Oprah and her team... More...
  4. Destroy Your Demons with the Name of JesusMon, 15 Sep 2014 02:59:50 +0000
    The recent suicide of Robin Williams brought back to mind a powerful message my husband, Pastor Curtis Sims, preached several years ago entitled, “The Demon of Remembrance of a Painful Past.” In this message, my husband described... More...
  5. Briefs: 2 men found shot, killed in Sandy Springs: Woman murdered in parking lotMon, 15 Sep 2014 02:28:29 +0000
    Two men were found shot to death at an apartment complex in Sandy Springs late Sunday afternoon.And police said so far they have no suspect and no motive for the double shooting.Around 6:30 p.m., officers responded... More...
  6. One deputy shot to death, another wounded after responding to suicide callMon, 15 Sep 2014 01:53:35 +0000
    Two Monroe County deputies were shot when they responded to a call of a man attempting suicide – and on Sunday around noon one of the deputies died.Deputy Michael Norris, 24, died shortly before noon at the Medical Center... More...
Top Stories
  1. Iran's top leader discharged from hospitalMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:40:29 -0400
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery. More...
  2. Russian government to back defense companies' contractsMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:38:31 -0400
    The Russian government will provide state guarantees for defense industry contracts for up to five years, RIA news agency cited Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as saying on Monday. "I have signed ... a government order to provide guarantees for up to five years for defense companies when they are fulfilling state defense contracts," the agency cited Medvedev as saying at a government meeting. More...
  3. Swedish Social Democrats face tough coalition talks after electionMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:37:21 -0400
    Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven faces a tough task building a new government after an election on Sunday left the center-left short of a majority in parliament and handed the balance of power to a party that wants to slash immigration. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his center-right coalition government, in power for eight years, will hand in their resignation on Monday after garnering fewer seats in parliament than the center-left opposition. The far right anti-immigration Sweden Democrats emerged as the third biggest party, winning 12.9 percent of the vote. "Sweden is waking up to a new political landscape," Robert Bergqvist, chief economist at SEB said in an analysis. More...
  4. OSCE team in east Ukraine comes near shellingMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:35:37 -0400
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire agreement. More...
  5. Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup's Round 2Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:33:44 -0400
    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Stop Brad Keselowski if you've heard this one before. More...
  6. New Zealand dismisses Snowden's claim it planned mass domestic spyingMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:32:38 -0400
    New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a U.S. The accusations by Glenn Greenwald were based on evidence disclosed by former U.S. National Security Authority contractor Edward Snowden that Key's center-right government planned to exploit amended spying laws to sharply widen domestic spying. Greenwald said the NSA documents showed New Zealand's electronic spy agency took the first steps towards the surveillance in a project dubbed 'Speargun', by tapping into an undersea telecoms cable into the country, while waiting for the legal authority to do so. More...
  7. McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel winsMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:26:16 -0400
    ATLANTA (AP) Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth green. More...
  8. Mali landmine kills U.N. peacekeeper, wounds four othersMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:23:59 -0400
    BAMAKO (Reuters) - A landmine explosion hit a vehicle carrying U.N. peacekeepers from Chad on patrol in northeastern Mali on Sunday, killing one and seriously wounding four others, the U.N. mission in Mali said. The incident near Aguelhok town followed an apparently similar explosion in the same area on Sept. 2 in which four peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded. "These attacks on the United Nations constitute war crimes whose authors will be brought to justice. ... More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Hiring in state rises with national trendMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:40:18 GMT
    Angie Dvorak is assistant vice president of public relations for 1st Source Corp. of South Bend. She said the financial services company has provided across-the-board instruction to many of its 1,200 employees. More...
  2. Markets Live: Aussie on the brinkMon, 15 Sep 2014 03:28:55 GMT
    Shares slump early as poor Chinese data shakes investor confidence and threatens to push the local dollar below 90 US cents ahead of the US Fed meeting this week. The J ames Hardie Industries asbestos compensation fund is headed for a funding shortfall and is seeking approval from the NSW Supreme Court to pay some victims in instalments rather than lump sums. More...
  3. Stocks to watch on MondaySun, 14 Sep 2014 23:16:48 GMT
    Fatfish, an Australian-listed company that invests in internet ventures, has brought a stake in Malaysian-based mobile games provider, AppXplore Sdn Bhd. More...
  4. Troopers who died in the line of dutySun, 14 Sep 2014 19:00:11 GMT
    Twenty other troopers with ties to Northeast Pennsylvania have died in the line of duty since 1909, according to the Pennsylvania State Trooper Association's In Memoriam page. We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. More...
  5. Closing Bell: TSX lacklustre ahead of Fed meeting, U.K. referendumSun, 14 Sep 2014 15:03:26 GMT
    The Toronto stock market closed little changed Friday with traders in a risk-averse mood going into the weekend ahead of next week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates and a referendum that will decide whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom. Hudson's Bay Co. More...
  6. World Waits For White Smoke From U.S. FedSun, 14 Sep 2014 10:48:20 GMT
    The U.S. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom. As the U.S. economy picks up pace, its central bank is inching closer to raising interest rates, a move that will send ripples across the globe. More...
  7. Calgary mayor says snowfall cleanup could take weeksSun, 14 Sep 2014 07:47:40 GMT
    Farmers were assessing the damage to their crops while the cleanup of fallen trees and downed power lines was continuing through the weekend. The heavy, wet snow brought down trees and limbs that were still full of leaves and unable to hold the additional weight. More...
  8. HSBC Holdings and US reach settlementSun, 14 Sep 2014 03:35:42 GMT
    London-based lender HSBC Holdings became the latest financial firm to settle claims by the US government over the sale of mortgage-backed securities that led to the 2008 financial crisis. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the US unit of HSBC would pay 550 million dollars to resolve claims that it had violated securities laws when it sold the securities. More...
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National News
  1. 2 California wildfires forces hundreds to leave their homes; 21 structures burned by townMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:59:45 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. More...
  2. Police say Pennsylvania state trooper injured in ambush shooting is conscious, talkingMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:40 GMT
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. More...
  3. Hundreds of residents forced to flee California wildfiresMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:37 GMT
    Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said. More...
  4. Judge will decide whether confession tapes will be allowed at trial in missing NYC boy caseMon, 15 Sep 2014 06:27:47 GMT
    A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. More...
  5. Four workers suffer burns in grain-dust explosion at Arizona factoryMon, 15 Sep 2014 04:56:23 GMT
    Four workers suffered burns after a grain-dust explosion at an Arizona pet-food plant Sunday.  More...
  6. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after F/A-18 Hornets crashMon, 15 Sep 2014 01:03:10 GMT
    The Navy said Sunday that the pilot was Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead. More...
  7. Ohio town officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feudMon, 15 Sep 2014 00:50:39 GMT
    The letter says the feud is straining local law enforcement and hurting the community but acknowledges they can't legally be stopped from protesting. More...
  8. Subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy is restoredSun, 14 Sep 2014 22:58:03 GMT
    Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. More...
  9. Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattles Northern CaliforniaSun, 14 Sep 2014 22:53:11 GMT
    A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. More...
  1. Prince Harry Praises Competitors at Invictus Games Closing CeremonySun, 14 Sep 2014 23:45:00 EDT
    The prince was surrounded by close friends as well as ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas More...
  2. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss AmericaSun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:00 EDT
    Kira Kazantsev snatched the crown in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday night More...
  3. How Princess Kate and Prince William Are Getting Ready for Baby No. 2Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:55:00 EDT
    "They both seemed very happy," an observer tells PEOPLE of the expectant parents More...
  4. Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin's 'Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You'Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:20:00 EDT
    Cyrus released the impressive cover with little fanfare More...
  5. Wedding Photo Found in 9/11 Rubble to Be Returned to Owner After 13 YearsSun, 14 Sep 2014 20:45:00 EDT
    The bride in the photo calls the picture "a memento of resilience" More...
  6. Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant ControversiesSun, 14 Sep 2014 20:00:00 EDT
    It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made More...
  7. Gwen Stefani Celebrates 12th Anniversary to Gavin Rossdale with Throwback PicSun, 14 Sep 2014 19:20:00 EDT
    The couple will appear on The Voice together this fall More...
  8. Funny Video: Dog Just Might Drop from Shopping Too MuchSun, 14 Sep 2014 19:10:00 EDT
    Did he fur-get his shopping list? More...
  9. Hills Alum Holly Montag Marries Beau Richie WilsonSun, 14 Sep 2014 17:05:00 EDT
    Montag, 30, wed in Crested Butte, Colorado, where she grew up More...
Do You Want To Party
  1. Prince Harry Praises Competitors at Invictus Games Closing CeremonySun, 14 Sep 2014 23:45:00 EDT
    The prince was surrounded by close friends as well as ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas More...
  2. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss AmericaSun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:00 EDT
    Kira Kazantsev snatched the crown in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday night More...
  3. How Princess Kate and Prince William Are Getting Ready for Baby No. 2Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:55:00 EDT
    "They both seemed very happy," an observer tells PEOPLE of the expectant parents More...
  4. Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin's 'Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You'Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:20:00 EDT
    Cyrus released the impressive cover with little fanfare More...
  5. Wedding Photo Found in 9/11 Rubble to Be Returned to Owner After 13 YearsSun, 14 Sep 2014 20:45:00 EDT
    The bride in the photo calls the picture "a memento of resilience" More...
  6. Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant ControversiesSun, 14 Sep 2014 20:00:00 EDT
    It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made More...
  7. Gwen Stefani Celebrates 12th Anniversary to Gavin Rossdale with Throwback PicSun, 14 Sep 2014 19:20:00 EDT
    The couple will appear on The Voice together this fall More...
  8. Funny Video: Dog Just Might Drop from Shopping Too MuchSun, 14 Sep 2014 19:10:00 EDT
    Did he fur-get his shopping list? More...
  9. Hills Alum Holly Montag Marries Beau Richie WilsonSun, 14 Sep 2014 17:05:00 EDT
    Montag, 30, wed in Crested Butte, Colorado, where she grew up 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. Heineken rebuffs SABMiller takeoverMon, 15 Sep 2014 08:39:48 GMT
    The brewer of Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been told that Heineken's founding family are determined to keep the Dutch firm's independent status. The move by SABMiller, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is being seen as a pre-emptive measure in order to prevent itself from becoming a takeover target for Stella Artois maker AB InBev. More...
  2. Ashya King is to undergo treatment for a brain tumourMon, 15 Sep 2014 06:39:00 GMT
    Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer. His parents Brett and Nagmeh King sparked an international police pursuit after they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' permission in a bid to take him abroad for the specialist treatment, which is not available on the NHS. More...
  3. Sarah McClay was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal ParkMon, 15 Sep 2014 03:32:55 GMT
    Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, on May 24 last year. Miss McClay, from Barrow-in-Furness, was going about her routine duties in the big cat enclosure at the park when the incident happened. More...
  4. London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, WestwoodSun, 14 Sep 2014 23:22:12 GMT
    London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer collections. More...
  5. At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-SemitismSun, 14 Sep 2014 19:06:52 GMT
    Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany. More...