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In Georgia History

“Sunshine Law” Signed

Gov. Jimmy Carter signed Georgia’s “Sunshine Law” mandating opening meetings of state boards and commissions, subject to a few exceptions (such as personnel matters, real estate acquisition, and proceedings of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles).
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In Georgia Civil War History

Elisha Ellis Enlistment Oath

A soldier living in Columbus, but born in Putnam County - Elisha Ellis - signed his enlistment oath.
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry Expressed Concern over Runaway Slave

While visiting her older sister near Albany, Eliza Frances Andrews was troubled by what might happen to a young slave her sister had turned over to the sheriff for repeatedly running away: “Misses Caro and Lou Bacon spent the day...
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