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Updated: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 04:15:56 EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah-Chatham County police chief is retiring a day after it was revealed that City Hall is investigating a sexual harassment claim against him. Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter announced yesterday that Police Chief Willie Lovett would retire "effective immediately." She did not give a reason for the announcement. ATLANTA (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled Wednesday to remember Evelyn Lowery, the wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery and a pioneer in civil rights and women's empowerment. A family spokesman says that the service will be at 11 a.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel at Morehouse College. ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's current social studies curriculum will remain in place through at least next school year. So says the chair of the state Board of Education. Gov. Nathan Deal has asked the board to review the social studies program along with the new academic standards known as Common Core. ATLANTA (AP) — Sen. Don Balfour has been indicted on charges that he illegally claimed expense pay. The office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says Balfour faces 16 counts of making a false certificate, on one count of theft by taking and one count of false statement and writing.

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