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Daylight-saving time: Turn clocks ahead one hour this weekend

It's time to set your clocks ahead one hour.

Daylight-saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m., but many people are expected to turn their clocks forward before hitting the sack Saturday night.

It's also a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms, John Oxendine, Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire commissioner, said Tuesday.

"Every year in Georgia there are fire fatalities in homes that didn’t have smoke alarms, or where the alarms didn’t function because of dead batteries," Oxendine said in a statement released by his office.

"If you have a smoke alarm, make sure it’s in working order," he said. "Changing the battery at least once every year and cleaning dust from the device are easy ways to ensure continued protection of your family and your property. Having a working smoke alarm doubles the chances you will survive a fire in your home.”

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