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Not Surprisingly, Move to Trim State Archives Access Resisted

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's move to severely limit access to the state archives isn't going over so well, to say the least. Other than Saturdays, the doors of the Morrow facility will be shut to those without appointments; the staff of 10 is also expected to be trimmed. It's an action that will save about $730,000 in the state budget, but its PR effect leaves much to be desired. Our archives already had the fewest open hours in the country: only 17 a week. And while it's probably not a frequent destination for most people, its one-of-a-kind collection can sure come in handy when little things like border disputes or questions of property rights come into play.

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