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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Georgia's oldest city is calling for changes to its 138-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers. Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach asked City Hall staff Thursday to find a way "to expand the story this monument tells to be inclusive of all" Savannah residents.

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