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  1. New Award Honors Innovative LIS StudentsTue, 21 Nov 2017 21:21:09 GMT
    Gwinnett County Public Library in Snellville, GA, and the San Jose State University School of Information are cosponsoring the Innovative Librarians Award , which will shine a light on library science graduate students who are pushing the envelope to advance library services and going above and beyond to improve libraries. "Our school is thrilled to be partnering with Gwinnett to support LIS students and recent grads [in realizing] their innovative ideas," Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director at San Jose, told Library Journal . More...
  2. Joan Williams WalkerTue, 21 Nov 2017 05:19:33 GMT
    Mrs. Joan Williams Walker, age 75, of Villa Rica passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was born May 4, 1942, in Stephens County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Emory Williams and the late Mrs. Addie Grace Wilmot Williams. More...
  3. Best friend doctors deliver each other's babiesFri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35:08 GMT
    Dr. Jocelyn Slaughter delivered Dr. Laquita Martinez's third child, Kayla, on Oct. 6, 2017. The two doctors are best friends. More...
  4. Emerson opposes de-annexation legislationWed, 15 Nov 2017 05:58:39 GMT
    The Emerson City Council joined other Georgia cities Monday, approving a resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly to oppose de-annexation legislation to create new municipalities. "This stems from a movement to de-annex portions of Snellville to create a new city," Emerson City Manager Kevin McBurnett said. More...
  5. Tom Umphress - GreenwoodTue, 14 Nov 2017 22:40:12 GMT
    Paul Thomas "Tom" Umphress, 70, of Greenwood, SC and formerly of the Atlanta, GA area, husband of Carol Thacher Umphress, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home of advanced heart failure. Born in St Albans, VT, he was the son of the late Paul Jones and Martha Smith Umphress. More...
  6. Plan for - meadery' on Hwy 46 faces hurdlesTue, 14 Nov 2017 04:29:42 GMT
    This picture from Five Hives & Vines' planning and zoning slide presentation is of one of Eric Van Otteren's beehive sites, actually in the Conyers area. More...
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  1. College students in need to make a few thousand dollars for summer breakSun, 18 Jun 2017 17:06:28 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. More...
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  2. Centerville Senior Citizen Building breaks groundWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:49:08 EST
    Seniors who will frequent the new center attended the ceremony as Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash, District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard, District 55 State Sen. Gloria Butler and District 93 State Rep. Darshun Kendrick More...
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  3. Chin Chin Hibachi Voted Top Five By OurTown Media Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:24:06 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, A portion of the history behind hibachi cooking may astound you.OurTown Media is a hyperlocal news site that is located in every zip code around the nation... More...
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  4. Increase Summer sales with OurTown MediaMon, 05 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EST
    Keep your business sales as hot as the weather. Start an article/talk show campaign that will boost your business.OurTown Media is pulling out a feasible way to get your business media exposure. More...
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  5. The Golden Games Create Golden Winners for LifeThu, 01 Jun 2017 22:36:28 EST
    The golden games are held every year for mature adults 50 and over, who still have the competitive spirit to have fun and win in the process... More...
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  6. Ode To Anderson Livsey Elementary School Class of 2017Wed, 24 May 2017 10:03:38 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, I want to salute the graduation Class of 2017. We are so proud of you...Especially Principal Warren, Queen Dee and Queen Livsey...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w More...
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  7. Birds and Bees making it in the trees Its SpringtimeMon, 15 May 2017 08:56:22 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Love is in the air. While Spring cleaning is a necessity, please do not forget to prepare a nest for your mate inside the house. More...
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  8. Why Mothers Mean Everything to the worlds most powerful leadersSun, 14 May 2017 17:36:49 EST
    The point I am making is that if you ask the most powerful men in the world, " What does your Mother means to you? Like I did this past two weeks...99% of the time, they would respond..."EVERYTHING". Without mothers we would not only be alive, but Mothers helped us to love, respect others, and survive. More...
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  1. Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates SayWed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500
    President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency. More...
  2. Search for missing submarine concludedThu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500
    Argentine navy says the last sound heard from the submarine was most likely an explosion, and the families of the 44 crew members have been told their loved ones are most likely dead. More...
  3. Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocketThu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500
    Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries. More...
  4. North Korean defector recovering after daring escapeThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:10:43 -0500
    As the North Korean soldier who made a daring escape across the DMZ recovers, six servicemen, including three Americans, were honored for their bravery in facing North Korean fire. More...
  5. Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden KissWed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:19 -0500
    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. More...
  6. Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeThu, 23 Nov 2017 16:07:12 -0500
    After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the valve turner protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana. More...
  7. Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince saysFri, 24 Nov 2017 02:08:41 -0500
    The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement, which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements. More...
  8. The Best Chance To Defeat Roy Moore May Be For The Democratic Party To Lie LowFri, 24 Nov 2017 08:50:00 -0500
    Democrats are salivating at the chance to pick up aSenateseat in the Deep South. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. SPDR S&P 500 Etf Trust (Spy) Shares Sold by Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd.Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:07:12 GMT
    Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. reduced its position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 11.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More...
  2. Bank Of Montreal (BMO) Forecasted to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $1.67 Per ShareThu, 23 Nov 2017 20:47:58 GMT
    National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Bank Of Montreal in a research note issued on Monday. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine anticipates that the bank will earn $1.67 per share for the quarter. More...
  3. Jobs growth in eurozone at 'highest since dotcom era'Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:33:49 GMT
    The bottom part of the European Central Bank is reflected in the Main river in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The bottom part of the European Central Bank is reflected in the Main river in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. More...
  4. Paddy Power Betfair plc (PPB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsThu, 23 Nov 2017 16:19:30 GMT
    Paddy Power Betfair plc has been assigned a consensus rating of "Hold" from the seventeen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. More...
  5. Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr. Sells 134,900 Shares of International Bancshares Corporation (IBOC) StockThu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:54 GMT
    International Bancshares Corporation Director Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr. sold 134,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.86, for a total value of $5,242,214.00. More...
  6. IDB approves US$20-m loan for Jamaica to fight crimeThu, 23 Nov 2017 07:47:17 GMT
    The Inter-American Development Bank yesterday said it had approved a US$20-million loan to support the Jamaican Government's efforts to measurably increase the conviction rate for murders and other violent crimes. It said this project aims to help reduce homicides through intensified crime prevention activities, as well as to improve the quality and rate of criminal investigations being managed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force . More...
  7. Zacks: Brokerages Expect Markel Corporation (MKL) to Post $8.55 Earnings Per ShareThu, 23 Nov 2017 03:38:57 GMT
    Analysts expect that Markel Corporation will post $8.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Markel Corporation's earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $8.36 and the highest estimate coming in at $8.74. More...
  8. UPDATE 1-JPMorgan's Dimon says new U.S. president likely in 2021Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:13:55 GMT
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead. FILE PHOTO: JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at a Remain in the EU campaign event attended by Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at JP Morgan's corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern Britain, June 3, 2016. More...
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  1. The Latest: Trump denounces attack in EgyptFri, 24 Nov 2017 16:15:41 GMT
    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 a.m. More...
  2. Miami's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane IrmaFri, 24 Nov 2017 15:43:47 GMT
    Stiltsville, a relic of Miami's less-glitzy, pioneering past, has survived Hurricane Irma, much to the surprise of the landmark's caretakers. More...
  3. NYPD cops tried to intimidate teen accusing officers of rape, lawyer claimsFri, 24 Nov 2017 15:43:00 GMT
    An 18-year-old woman who accused two NYPD cops of raping her in the back seat of their police van was visited by a group of their co-workers in her hospital room in a bid to bully her out of bringing sex assault charges, her lawyer claims. More...
  4. Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new nameFri, 24 Nov 2017 15:41:57 GMT
    A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. More...
  5. Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killingFri, 24 Nov 2017 15:12:47 GMT
    A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. More...
  6. Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissedFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:39:33 GMT
    A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said. More...
  7. Student chaos in classrooms has teachers looking to yoga mats, 'conflict circles' for solutionsFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:33:00 GMT
    Students reportedly are flipping over tables, desks and chairs" in one Pennsylvania district, leading to calls for help from teachers, and similar behavior in schools nationwide is causing educators to look at alternative ways to cut down on misbehavior and unruliness -- including swapping detention for yoga mats and holding one-on-one discussions. More...
  8. Teacher accused of removing girl's hijab going back to workFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:09:10 GMT
    A Virginia teacher who was suspended after being accused of pulling off a student's hijab will be returning to work next week. More...
  9. Black Friday Missouri mall shooting leaves teen seriously injuredFri, 24 Nov 2017 13:56:00 GMT
    A shooting outside a Missouri mall late Thursday left a 19-year-old with life-threatening injuries. More...
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  1. What the papers say - " November 24Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:32:32 GMT
    Dissection of the Budget continues on some of Friday's front pages, while speculation over a possible royal announcement also gets attention. The UK faces a "lost two decades of wage growth", says The Guardian on its front page, following warnings from think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies that a forecast economic slowdown means "many more years of austerity". More...
  2. Honduras president seeks 2nd term despite constitutional banFri, 24 Nov 2017 02:28:11 GMT
    In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and current presidential candidate, speaks during his closing campaign rally, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Less than a decade ago, even talk of re-election was enough to get a Honduran president overthrown. More...
  3. Pope prays for 'seeds of peace' for South Sudan, CongoThu, 23 Nov 2017 22:00:07 GMT
    Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo. Earlier this year he said he was studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the African nation suffering from famine and civil war. More...
  4. Burma, Bangladesh sign deal to return Rohingya refugeesThu, 23 Nov 2017 17:40:13 GMT
    Bangladeshi foreign minister Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali shakes hands with Burma's Kyaw Tint Swe of the Office of the State Counsellor Burma and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Burma's Rakhine state. Burma announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return home. More...
  5. Sound heard in Argentine sub search comes from explosionThu, 23 Nov 2017 17:40:12 GMT
    Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion - an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan. More...