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Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge
Bill introduced to change Talmadge to Low
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A Girl Scout signs a banner on display at the Georgia Capitol during a rally to convince legislators to strip the name of segregationist former Gov. Eugene Talmadge from a Savannah bridge, in Atlanta Tuesday. They hope the bridge will be renamed in honor of Girl Scout's founder Juliette Gordon Low. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist.The bridge may bear former Gov. Eugene Talmadge's name, but Rep. Ron Stephens said he recently learned the state legislature never officially named the bridge for Talmadge. The Department of Transportation never gave it an official name, nor did lawmakers.
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