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Brooks County - A creek in South Georgia could soon get a new name because some people say its current name is racially insensitive.

Representative Ellis Black introduced a resolution in the Georgia House Thursday asking that Negro Branch Creek near Quitman be renamed. The name is listed on Brooks County's geographical charts, and many residents want it changed.

Black's resolution calls for the creek to be renamed Pride Branch Creek, a name suggested by local high school students.

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