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March 13, 2018

Girl Scouts want Georgia span named after founder

ATLANTA (AP) — Standing beside a bipartisan group of legislators, a small group of Girl Scouts returned to the Georgia Capitol on Monday to once again ask lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist. They had also brought about 10,000 petitions signed in favor of their cause.

Despite the presence of hundreds of scouts in the Capitol last month, efforts to remove former Gov. Eugene Talmadge's name from the bridge and replace it with that of Savannah native Juliette Gordon Low have stalled.

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