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ATLANTA  — The Georgia Board of Natural Resources signed off Tuesday on a plan to extend the popular Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County.

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LOS ANGELES  — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, had a big night at Sunday's Emmy Award, sweeping the comedy category with best series honors and awards for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy.

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LOS ANGELES — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman.

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 3.

NEW YORK  — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.

Stipulated: “Watchmen” will win the Emmy Award for best limited series and Regina King, its indomitable center, will be honored at Sunday's largely virtual ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

LONDON — The sea voyage that changed Peter Padfield’s life more than six decades ago started with an act of chance. In 1956, Padfield was third officer aboard a British cruise liner in Sri Lanka when he stumbled across a magazine in a ship wardrobe.

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors.

VALDOSTA — Music is a universal language and one that Cheryl Oliver’s son, Hal Johnson, knew well.

FAIRHOPE, Ala.  — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

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There didn’t seem to be many hunters having good luck last weekend on the deer season opener, I didn’t hear any shooting. Of course, it was archery season so that old joke doesn’t mean much.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech, already a leader in undergraduate cybersecurity education, is launching a School of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

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The 74th annual Spalding County Fair returns later this month with many new additions but one favorite attraction will be absent: Korn Dawgs.

Camelot Theatre Company has announced that its performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be held Feb. 5 to 7, 2021 and the performance of “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” will be held Sept. 17 to 19, 2021. Both shows will be held at Griffin Auditorium.

VENICE, Italy — Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a recession-era road trip drama starring Frances McDormand, won the Golden Lion for best film Saturday at a slimmed-down Venice Film Festival, which was held against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK — Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984," to Christmas.

VENICE, Italy  — The Venice Film Festival is wrapping up the first in-person COVID-era international cinema showcase, with critics, filmmakers and actors cheering organizers for having dared to hold the festival amid a pandemic and for demonstrating how to go to the movies again safely.

Any change to the Oscars is going get people talking, so the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were not exactly surprised that the new best picture inclusion standards became a trending topic on social media as soon as they were announced Tuesday night.

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September’s 2nd Saturday celebrates all things football.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and its Tourism division, Explore Georgia, as well as more than 700 tourism industry professionals from across the state gathered virtually Wednesday for the Georgia Tourism Summit.

Typically at State Council, voting delegates from each county in Georgia vote on candidates in the running to represent them on the Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors.

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Thursday during a ZOOM meeting, Spalding County Manager William Wilson Jr. updated the Educational Prosperity Initiative on the county’s aquatic center and one of the main concerns was the location.

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STAMFORD, Conn. — With the previews about to start, a trickle of masked moviegoers made their way into one of the first U.S. screenings of “Tenet” at the Bow Tie Majestic 6 in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. They took their seats Tuesday night, eyeing the empty seats between each other and a…

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Members of the Spalding County Senior Center met at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park last Friday to fish. Senior Center Director Lauren Brown said that about 65 people signed up to participate.

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ROME — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes canceled and other international festivals opted to go mostly online this year.

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NEW YORK  — Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask" and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor."

On Friday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1 p.m., the Georgia Archives’ Microsoft Teams’ virtual Lunch and Learn live event will be available to the public.

ATLANTA — The rich history and architecture of Rome will be showcased during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Ben Loggins spoke to the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club about Area 51, UFOs and the story of Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. His presentation included interviews with eye witnesses and their accounts of what they saw and heard at that time. Loggins said that some materials of the mysterious cras…