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Zell Miller funeral: Streets around Capitol open again

Streets around the State Capitol have reopened to traffic after the hearse that transported former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller from his funeral departed Tuesday afternoon.

But some streets in the area will be closed again Wednesday for Miller’s executive state funeral.


Miller, a former U.S. senator and the father of the HOPE scholarship, died Friday at the age of 86. During a funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, former Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton praised Miller’s legacy in Georgia.

“He was one of the best public servants we’ve ever seen in Georgia,” Carter said. 

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Gov. Nathan Deal and several of his predecessors are set to speak at Wednesday’s service. 

The casket of Zell Miller arrived at the State Capitol on Tuesday after a service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. He will lie in state until an executive state funeral on Wednesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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