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Friends of Georgia Archives and History (FOGAH) has been posting some great updates on their website discussing the fate of the Georgia State Archives. To summarize, because of the great fight put up by the people of Georgia and others, Governor Deal and Sec. of State Brian Kemp have decided to restore $125,000 to Kemp’s budget in order to keep the Archives running into June of next year, after which control will pass to the university system. This restoration of funds, while great, will only allow the Archives to maintain its hours and they will still not be able to be open five days a week. The money also has allowed for two archivists to be retained, but the other 5 are still out of work. FOGAH is currently working with legal consultants to continue the battle. Please check out their website for more details and spread the word to your friends.

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