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VIDEO: Stars arrive for Hollywood's biggest night

Hollywood elite including Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis arrive to the 84th annual Academy Awards.

List of 84th Academy Award winners

List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:

'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

Crystal raises curtain on Oscars in lively montage

LOS ANGELES (AP) Billy Crystal has gotten the Academy Awards off to a lively start with a star-laden montage in which he hangs out with Justin Bieber and gets a nice wet kiss from George Clooney.Back as Oscar host for the first time in eight years, Crystal also did

What you didn't see on TV during the Oscars

Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards.

Baron Cohen spills 'ashes' on Seacrest at Oscars

Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday night, spilling a vase of what he jokingly claimed were ashes on E! host Ryan Seacrest.Baron Cohen arrived in character for his upcoming film, "The Dictator," in which he plays a kind of Moammar Gadhafi parody. Flanked by two

Oscar stars arrive, with one dressed like statute

LOS ANGELES (AP) Best actor nominees George Clooney and Jean Dujardin hit the Academy Award red carpet Sunday night to the delight of fans in the bleachers outside the Hollywood & Highland Center, the first group of nominees to arrive for the ceremony under a cool but glorious California sky.Sacha Baron

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Daytona 500 scheduled to start Monday night

NASCAR has postponed the Daytona 500 because of rain, the first time in the 54-year history of the event that it has been delayed a day.

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Romney takes campaign detour to Daytona

Two days away from a critical primary in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney detoured to Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

Ga. DOT gets financial break from snow this season

Georgia road crews are still wary of winter taking a wicked turn, but they are celebrating a slow season so far.

New Ga. Caterpillar plant doesn't come cheaply

Taxpayers in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties will pay a stiff price for the 1,400 jobs that Caterpillar is bringing to northeast Georgia.

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Perdue's 'Go Fish' program flops in first year

It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Education Center in Perry was too ambitious.

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Young lifts Clemson past NC State 72-69 in OT

Former Deerfield star and Tigers senior Andre Young, in one of his final games in a Clemson uniform, brings his team back in overtime Saturday with a huge 3-pointer to beat N.C. State.

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Stewart seeks 1st victory in Daytona 500

All eyes will be on Tony Stewart today as the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champ takes aim at the Daytona 500 once again, still searching for his first win at the Super Bowl of auto racing to put the feather in the cap of his amazing career.

Juanita Overcash

Juanita (Nita) Roberts Overcash, age 77, of Conyers, passed away on Friday February 24, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 11:00 AM in the ...

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Laura Barnes

Laura Holcomb Barnes, age 53 of McDonough, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John I. “Butch” Barnes, McDonough; daughter ...

Sara King

Mrs. Sara C. King, age 72, of Covington, GA, passed away February 23, 2011. Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the Arrangements. (770) 786-7111.