ATLANTA — Georgia Gov.  Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp  announced Tuesday the recipients of the ninth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

The James S. Boynton Chapter 222, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held a Veterans Day program on Nov. 7 at Searcy Memorial Methodist Church. During the Bestowal Ceremony, Chapter President Sharon Steger and Recorder of Military Service Awards Lynn Leaptrot presented the Vietnam Conflict…

NEW YORK  — This is the time of year when Hollywood’s awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear. It’s a frothy, festive run of the year’s final premieres and screenings — all part of a carefully orchestrated dance to court tastemakers and, ultimately, academy voters.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — This holiday season, give the outdoors enthusiast on your list a “license” to get a little wild. A hunting and/or fishing license is the perfect gift, with the added bonus of benefitting wildlife and the wild places they enjoy, according to the Georgia Department of Natural R…

WASHINGTON — Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot. As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House…

NEW YORK — Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven't been so lucky.

As I threw another log on the fire, my mind wandered over the past 40 years of deer camp here. When I first joined, the “old” men mostly stayed in camp and didn’t hunt much. For several years “Captain” was the old man in charge of the fire. Now it is my “old man” job and I don’t leave camp much.

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LONE TREE, Colo.  — A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year."

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The Spalding County Board of Commissioners held a ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony Wednesday for the county’s new dog park on Carver Road. A few dozen people attended the event, many with their four-legged friends who christened the park immediately following the ribbon-cutting. Right: Spa…

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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.