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NEW YORK  — Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, the star of “Juno," “Inception” and “The Umbrella Academy,” came out as transgender Tuesday in an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Board of Natural Resources voted Tuesday to acquire 4,420 acres of undeveloped coastal habitat in southeastern Georgia from The Conservation Fund and the Open Space Institute.

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LONDON — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.

GAINESVILLE — Instead of keeping to their homes during the pandemic, David Waldrip and Amanda Brock decided to leave Gainesville behind and travel across the U.S. while living inside a 96-square-foot Airstream trailer.

LIBOURNE, France — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and …

PORTLAND, Ore.  — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

NEW YORK  — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.

ISLAMABAD — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists.

Dr. Terry H. Wynne (right) was recognized by the Griffin Exchange Club as its 2019 Man of the Year during the club’s final luncheon of the year on Tuesday at Broad Street Mill. Wynne has been a member of the club 58 years, since joining in 1962 at the age of 23. Wynne, a third-generation opt…

The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) seeks to enrich the culture and protect the rights of Georgians by fostering activities that identify, preserve, and provide access to the State’s documentary heritage.

“Freedom is Not Free” was the topic for Air Force veteran Lewis Brewer as he spoke to the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club. Brewer served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and was a captain when he left the service. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and stationed at Whiteman Air Forc…

NEW YORK  — “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.

NEW YORK — John Boyega is only 28, but being a professional actor of 10 years and a veteran of three “Star Wars” films has given him insight into what it’s like for a young performer breaking into Hollywood.

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Georgia is offering a helping hand to projects that help people experience the animals, plants and natural habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

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Several area groups are teaming up to feed the area homeless a Thanksgiving-style meal beginning 11 a.m. Saturday at the Easy Shoppe on North 13th Street in Griffin.

NEW YORK — Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.

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NEW YORK — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

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NEW YORK — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold.

NEW YORK  — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men, is heading to the bright lights of Broadway.

The Cotton Mill Mercantile & Market hosted the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event on Nov. 17. Here are some photos of the event.

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NEW YORK — A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show.

SOCIAL CIRCLE — With waterfowl hunting season opening Saturday, Nov. 21, duck hunters can get to picking their favorite wetland location, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Earlier this year, the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club applied for and received a Rotary District 6900 grant. The club used the grant to buy 10 tablets, which the club then donated to the Fairmont Community Center computer lab. The presentation of the tablets took place during a Spalding County…

LOS ANGELES — Gillian Anderson's portrayal of British political leader Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown” was built step by step, from distinctive voice to helmet-hair wig to padded wardrobe.

Spalding High School Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) students participated in the City of Griffin Annual Stream CleanUp event in October. Students from Future Health Professional (HOSA) and Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) worked together to pick up trash and debri…

Lisa McKneely, of Haggai Automotive and Customs, recently donated to the Santa Sheriff Program. Pictured with McKneely is Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Corley, and Maj. Dwayne Jones.