State to honor Bell with flats at half-staff

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered flags on all state buildings and grounds to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of former U.S. Attorney Griffin Bell.

Bell died Monday morning at age 90 in an Atlanta hospital. He is to be buried at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery in his hometown of Americus.

The funeral is open to the public.

Bell was for decades one of Atlanta's most prominent attorneys and served as U.S. attorney general for his longtime friend President Jimmy Carter for 2 1/2 years.

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