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Search underway after Ga. child advocate resigns

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ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are searching for a replacement after the resignation of Georgia's child advocate, Tonya Boga.

Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, says a panel of seven people has already been put together to handle the search for her replacement.

Robinson says the group has met once by conference call this week and plans another meeting later this month. Robinson says he expects a replacement to be named sometime in January.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Boga's departure comes amid scrutiny of the state's role in failing to prevent the recent deaths of two children despite warnings that they were at risk. The newspaper first reported her resignation (http://bit.ly/1kb9Mqe ).

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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