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Georgia Archives Assistant Director Anne Smith explains the equipment used at the Morrow-based archives to preserve historical documents, in this Oct. 13, 2009, file photo. Secretary of State Brian Kemp recently announced he will close the archives to the public, beginning Nov. 1, to meet a budget reduction mandate from Gov. Nathan Deal.

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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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