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CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A commissioner in Georgia's Forsyth County has resigned after less than a year on the job. District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope's resignation went into effect at noon Tuesday. County officials say it's the result of his acceptance of an executive position with E*TRADE, an investment and stock trading firm. Officials said the job came with the requirement that outside business activities be strictly limited, including public service positions.

ATLANTA (AP) - The mayor of Georgia's capital city says he'll bring together leaders to help him address calls to remove or rename streets and monuments that have a Confederate name. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Thursday that over the next 60 days the group will take a thoughtful approach to any Confederate-themed monuments or street names. Reed also called President Donald Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, a national and international embarrassment.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of a Georgia city has said the city will not remove a memorial to the Civil War dead, after a letter from the local NAACP chapter president asked for the removal of all Confederate symbols. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports Columbus NAACP President Tonza Thomas sent an email to Columbus Mayor Teresa Thomlinson on Thursday, following the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a decomposing body found along a busy interstate has been identified as a grandmother who disappeared weeks ago. DeKalb County police told local news outlets on Thursday that 78-year-old Millicent Williams was identified through dental records. She was reported missing July 27.

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