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The Georgia Archives is important to Clayton County County as an economic generator which affects education, tourism and development, according to officials around the county. The archives has become the center of controversy with Secretary of State Brian Kemp announcing he will have to close the archives to the public because of budget cuts, and Gov. Nathan Deal vowing to keep it open.

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Officials: Georgia Archives brings people to Clayton

Closing facility would impact education, economic development

The Georgia Archives may serve the entire state, but its deep roots in Clayton County mean closing it to the public would hurt several area businesses and educational institutions.

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