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  1. New Clarks Bridge opensThu, 25 Jun 2015 02:59:44 GMT
    Crews have finished building Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road approaches to the bridge - work that had required closing it since June 15. The only way to reach the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue and Clarks Bridge Park, which are just north of the bridge, had been by traveling south on Ga. More...
  2. Correction: Parenting-Hair Punishment storyFri, 19 Jun 2015 23:16:52 GMT
    Russell Fredrick's middle son was 12 when he wouldn't quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade. More...
  3. Lightning Causes Fire at Home of Military ChaplainFri, 19 Jun 2015 04:24:41 GMT
    Lightning hit a Snellville-area home owned by a U.S. military chaplain and sparked a fire Thursday afternoon during the height of severe weather in the area, according to Gwinnett Fire. The home at 6020 Timerloch Court, west of the city of Snellville, was hit shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, Gwinnett Fire Lt. More...
  4. Poisonous snake bites up in GeorgiaWed, 17 Jun 2015 00:43:40 GMT
    If a hospital takes in a snake bite patient, they call and report it to the Georgia Poison Center. Right now, it's the middle of snake bite season which runs March to November. More...
  5. Georgia Supremes Side With Snellville MayorTue, 16 Jun 2015 12:10:48 GMT
    A three and a half year old court case over whether Snellville city charter allows the mayor to fire the city attorney came to a close on Monday. The Georgia Supreme Court overturned an Appeals Court decision, saying in the opinion written by Justice Harold Melton that because a specific rule regarding termination was not specified in the city charter, the mayor's right to hire the city attorney includes the right to fire the attorney. More...
  6. Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videosSun, 14 Jun 2015 19:39:46 GMT
    Russell Fredrick's middle son was 12 when he wouldn't quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade. More...
Local News
  1. OurTown.com is merchant friendly for small businessesThu, 25 Jun 2015 12:05:23 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Local businesses are getting the red carpet treatment these days from hyper local blogs and sites who are catering more and more to their needs. As ad spending on offline media such as Yellow Pages, radio and cable declines, on line ad spending and outlets for local business exposure is on the rise. More...
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  2. Snellville Georgia now has a popular weekly news talk showSat, 23 May 2015 01:31:24 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Welcome to National News Editor, Tom Livsey and Snellville City Hall Councilman, Dave Emanuel, will be the talk show hosts . The talk show is the 'Brain Child of Mr. Emanuel. More...
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  3. Georgia high school senior overcomes problems to graduateSun, 17 May 2015 11:29:24 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, Our Town National News Editor, Berkmar High School will be celebrating its annual graduating class on May 21, 2015 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Georgia.This class has a very special meaning for Jose Raymond Acosta and his mom, Rossy Acosta and family. More...
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  4. What is in a Mother s GestureSun, 10 May 2015 10:18:13 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As we celebrate Mothers Worldwide, May 10, 2015, the cohesive force that bonds women with child, is some of the most sweetest actions of Love, Protection, and Kindness. For without birthing mothers, we all could have just been a stain on a sheet, from a Man... More...
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  5. Attract Locals Buyers To Your StoreSat, 09 May 2015 05:13:57 EST
    By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Advertise your business in Snellvile, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, and Loganville, Ga.Start promoting your products and services for Metro Atlanta, Georgia for only $600 for 12 months on one of the best hyper local internet news sites. (www.ourtown.com/snellvillega).Local internet advertising is the best way to attract your neighbors to your store door. 89% of buyers use the internet to find local merchants, close to their home... More...
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  6. Tea cup Chihuahua forfeits life to save familyFri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:00 EST
    The Decatur, Georgia family home was destroyed by fire on Sunday, April 13, 2015. It happened around 3pm and it apparently to be due to a faulty electrical outlet.The mother (Corliss Royal), and daughter were able to get out safely after being alerted by the grandmother's (Veola Romeo, tea cup Chihuahua, named, Tido.Tido was given oxygen by the rescue team to no avail... More...
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  7. Going Back To Indiana To Be More PositiveThu, 23 Apr 2015 14:01:24 EST
    The Atlanta based Be More Positive Company; an award winning (501c3) Non Profit Company is relocating one of its offices to Indianapolis, Indiana, the boyhood home of its founder Comedian, Author, Larry D. Veal... More...
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  8. 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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Top Stories
  1. Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contestSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:08:34 -0400
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees as the "establishment" GOP hand-picking the disgraced lawmaker's successor. More...
  2. Iran, powers push for nuclear deal; dispute over U.N. sanctions persistsSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:03:35 -0400
    By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers continued marathon talks on Saturday in an attempt to clinch an historic nuclear accord but remained divided on issues such as lifting U.N. sanctions and development of advanced centrifuges. Diplomats close to the negotiations said they had tentative agreement on a mechanism for suspending U.S. and European Union sanctions on Iran. "We don't have Iran on board yet." Senior Iranian and Western diplomats echoed the remarks. More...
  3. Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flightSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:01:43 -0400
    The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours -- about five days -- to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu. "Just landed in #Hawaii with @solarimpulse! For @bertrandpiccard and I, it's a dream coming true," Borschberg tweeted triumphantly after completing the most perilous part of the around-the-world odyssey. More...
  4. Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat waveSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:30 -0400
    MADRID (AP) Spain's meteorological agency on Saturday warned people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over the coming days, amid a lingering European heat wave. More...
  5. McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawalSat, 04 Jul 2015 10:59:51 -0400
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. More...
  6. Tunisian leader calls state of emergency, state media saysSat, 04 Jul 2015 10:57:36 -0400
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday, more than a week after a gunman at a popular resort attacked foreign tourists on the beach, killing 38 people. More...
  7. Federer beats Groth to reach Wimbledon last 16Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:55:19 -0400
    London (AFP) - Seven-time champion Roger Federer defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday. More...
  8. 28 Chinese companies suspend IPOs: exchange statementsSat, 04 Jul 2015 10:54:43 -0400
    Twenty-eight Chinese companies planning to list on the country's stock exchanges said on Saturday they would suspend their initial public offering plans. The companies, in separate statements issued on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, said they would suspend their listing plans due to "relatively big market volatility". The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the government had decided to suspend IPOs to help stabilize the falling stock market. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Citigroup, HSBC among banks named in Brazil currency probeSat, 04 Jul 2015 15:05:19 GMT
    People pass an HSBC branch in Rio de Janeiro last month. Before the probe, HSBC announced a plan to sell its operations in Brazil and Turkey. More...
  2. Sydney and Melbourne real estate not off the bubble yetSat, 04 Jul 2015 06:39:43 GMT
    Housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne will grow in the next year, then plateau. Peter Martin analyses a Fairfax survey of 25 top economists. More...
  3. Iron Ore Routed on Jump in Cargoes as Citi, Goldman Get It RightFri, 03 Jul 2015 19:15:43 GMT
    Iron ore capped the biggest weekly loss since April as shipments surged and data showed the slowdown in China's steel industry deepened, vindicating banks from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Citigroup Inc. that had forecast declines. Ore with 62 percent content delivered to Qingdao lost 0.7 percent to $55.26 a dry metric ton on Friday, falling for a seventh day, according to Metal Bulletin Ltd. Prices lost 11 percent this week to the lowest level since April. More...
  4. Japan Stocks Rise as Investors Weigh U.S. Jobs Data, Greek VoteFri, 03 Jul 2015 15:06:09 GMT
    Japanese stocks rose, paring a weekly loss by the Topix index, as investors await a weekend referendum in Greece and after jobs data signaled a more moderate pace of growth in the U.S. economy. Fast Retailing Co. More...
  5. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsFri, 03 Jul 2015 10:51:21 GMT
    TCF Bank locations in Minnesota are collection points in July. )--The Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown in Iowa operated by JQH earned several top accolades, including the prestigious TripAdvisor C... )--ClassFlow, the leading interactive lesson delivery platform from Promethean, was named Best of Show by Tech & Learning at ISTE 2015. More...
  6. Budget, rate cut fails to boost spendingFri, 03 Jul 2015 06:40:17 GMT
    The May interest rate cut and federal budget measures to loosen small business pursestrings failed to provide a significant boost to retail spending in the month. Australian retail spending rose 0.3 per cent in May, official figures show, short of economists' expectations of a 0.5 per cent rise. More...
  7. Whistler Blackcomb attacks Squamish project on climate, terrain issuesFri, 03 Jul 2015 02:35:19 GMT
    Garibaldi at Squamish has filed a proposal to build an all-seasons ski resort at Brohm Ridge near Squamish. The resort would be located on provincial Crown land between Squamish and Whistler and would feature 23 ski lifts, hotels and private homes. More...
  8. Brookfield may offer to pay half of its $9b Asciano takeover bid in sharesThu, 02 Jul 2015 22:20:21 GMT
    Asciano shareholders may be reluctant to embrace Brookfield's $9 billion takover offer for the ports and rail group, with Macquarie estimating up to half of the bid price could be offered in shares Brookfield, Canada's largest alternative asset manager, lobbed a non-binding cash and shares offer valuing Asciano at $9.05 a share, a 36 per cent premium to the $6.65 the company's stock was trading at on Tuesday's close. Brookfield has offered Asciano shareholders units in the US-listed Brookfield Infrastructure Partners fund and cash, but has yet to specify the value split between the two. More...
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National News
  1. Owners of former Vick dogfighting house seek to preserve its history, shed a new controversySat, 04 Jul 2015 14:39:43 GMT
    Much has changed at the former headquarters of Michael Vick's dogfighting operation in Surry County. More...
  2. Power company says drones could soon scan lines for trouble, help identify storm damageSat, 04 Jul 2015 14:21:35 GMT
    When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, utility companies could track the damage with flying drones. More...
  3. Forgiveness of Charleston shooter prompts discussion about whether that's best for communitySat, 04 Jul 2015 12:15:14 GMT
    Some family members of those killed in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting have said they forgive the man who's been charged. More...
  4. 66 riders evacuated after 400-foot Florida Ferris wheel stopsSat, 04 Jul 2015 08:04:16 GMT
    A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the East Coasts largest Ferris wheel Friday, an incident that caused the 400-foot attraction to shut down, authorities said. More...
  5. Lawsuit in deaths of Hotshot firefighters ends in little cashSat, 04 Jul 2015 07:31:55 GMT
    A dozen families who lost loved ones when 19 members of a Hotshot firefighting crew were overcome by a 2013 wildfire originally wanted $220 million from the state for their deaths, plus changes to how Arizona responds to fires and trains its crews. More...
  6. Authorities say all 66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel in Florida stopsSat, 04 Jul 2015 07:00:04 GMT
    A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said. More...
  7. Mass. authorities seek to ID toddler in 'Baby Doe' mysterySat, 04 Jul 2015 04:45:26 GMT
    Investigators in Massachusetts are seeking the publics help to solve a horrific mystery and identify a little girl whose body was found in a trash bag on the shoreline of a Boston Harbor island. More...
  8. Connecticut mom balks when son's kindergarten application gets personalSat, 04 Jul 2015 04:30:54 GMT
    A Connecticut mom wanted to snap her No. 2 pencil in half when she sat down to fill out her son's kindergarten application and came across personal questions about his birth that left her demanding answers instead of filling them out. More...
  9. Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporterSat, 04 Jul 2015 04:30:31 GMT
    The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said. More...
  1. Kim Kardashian and North West Have a Wardrobe Battle - See the Result!Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:30:00 EDT
    The 34-year-old reality star joked about her daughter's fashion struggle on Instagram More...
  2. Kelly Rutherford Finally Reunites With Her Kids in New York CitySat, 04 Jul 2015 10:15:00 EDT
    The actress has been locked in a six-year custody battle with her ex-husband over the children More...
  3. Kate Hudson Knocks It Out of the Park While Singing the 'Star-Spangled Banner'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:00 EDT
    Actress belts out tune in pajamas and sunglasses More...
  4. Goodbye, London! 5 Ways Princess Charlotte's Country Christening Will Differ from Prince George's City ServiceSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:35:00 EDT
    The country means more walkingand a different setting for afternoon tea More...
  5. Jennifer Garner Is 'Leaning on Friends' After Divorce AnnouncementSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:15:00 EDT
    Jennifer Garner is turning to her friends and family for support during this difficult time More...
  6. Have the Hottest Hair at Your July 4th BBQ - Without Spending More Than a MinuteSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:00 EDT
    These celeb-inspired dos will help you beat the heat from the morning to fireworks More...
  7. Jill (Duggar) Dillard Shares Sweet Family Moment with Son Israel (Photos)Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:20:00 EDT
    Jill and her husband, Derick, recently celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary More...
  8. Facebook Photo Helps Mother and Son Reunite, 15 Years After He Was Kidnapped: 'It's a Miracle'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:30:00 EDT
    Hope Holland says a photo she stumbled across on Facebook helped reunite her with her son, Jonathan More...
  9. Kim Kardashian West: 'I Don't Do Fillers or Botox When Pregnant'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:30:00 EDT
    The pregnant reality star says she's using makeup tricks to contour her changing face More...
  10. Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out as Photos Surface of Scott Disick Getting Cozy with Another WomanFri, 03 Jul 2015 23:55:00 EDT
    The mom of three was photographed in Van Nuys, California, on Friday More...
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  1. Kim Kardashian and North West Have a Wardrobe Battle - See the Result!Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:30:00 EDT
    The 34-year-old reality star joked about her daughter's fashion struggle on Instagram More...
  2. Kelly Rutherford Finally Reunites With Her Kids in New York CitySat, 04 Jul 2015 10:15:00 EDT
    The actress has been locked in a six-year custody battle with her ex-husband over the children More...
  3. Kate Hudson Knocks It Out of the Park While Singing the 'Star-Spangled Banner'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:00 EDT
    Actress belts out tune in pajamas and sunglasses More...
  4. Goodbye, London! 5 Ways Princess Charlotte's Country Christening Will Differ from Prince George's City ServiceSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:35:00 EDT
    The country means more walkingand a different setting for afternoon tea More...
  5. Jennifer Garner Is 'Leaning on Friends' After Divorce AnnouncementSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:15:00 EDT
    Jennifer Garner is turning to her friends and family for support during this difficult time More...
  6. Have the Hottest Hair at Your July 4th BBQ - Without Spending More Than a MinuteSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:00 EDT
    These celeb-inspired dos will help you beat the heat from the morning to fireworks More...
  7. Jill (Duggar) Dillard Shares Sweet Family Moment with Son Israel (Photos)Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:20:00 EDT
    Jill and her husband, Derick, recently celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary More...
  8. Facebook Photo Helps Mother and Son Reunite, 15 Years After He Was Kidnapped: 'It's a Miracle'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:30:00 EDT
    Hope Holland says a photo she stumbled across on Facebook helped reunite her with her son, Jonathan More...
  9. Kim Kardashian West: 'I Don't Do Fillers or Botox When Pregnant'Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:30:00 EDT
    The pregnant reality star says she's using makeup tricks to contour her changing face More...
  10. Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out as Photos Surface of Scott Disick Getting Cozy with Another WomanFri, 03 Jul 2015 23:55:00 EDT
    The mom of three was photographed in Van Nuys, California, on Friday 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. Princess Charlotte to be christenedSat, 04 Jul 2015 02:44:39 GMT
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge, as the Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at Princess Charlotte's christening. Princess Charlotte is being christened tomorrow in front of the Queen and close family as well-wishers gather to catch a glimpse of the newest royal addition. More...
  2. Lightning show for boiling BritonsSat, 04 Jul 2015 02:44:38 GMT
    Spectacular lightning lit up the night sky across much of the country as storms rolled in amid a prolonged heatwave. Thunder and heavy downpours struck from the south coast to the north of England overnight as the weather front swept north into Scotland. More...
  3. Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finaleSat, 04 Jul 2015 00:39:59 GMT
    Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered ban... . Pensioners wait to be allowed into a bank to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros for the week, Thursday, July 2, 2015. More...
  4. Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-liftFri, 03 Jul 2015 20:24:53 GMT
    The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 18... . In this June 23, 2015 photo, workers guide a column capital into place on the front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. More...
  5. German police raid 78-year-old collector's house, find Second World War-era Panzer tank and canonFri, 03 Jul 2015 16:10:50 GMT
    Now that Metro Vancouver residents have voted against a tax increase to fund expanded transit services, TransLink and elected officials will need to look for other ways to fund public transit and cut road congestion and carbon emissions. Here are a few ideas. More...