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Gov. Nathan Deal declares today 'UGA Football Friday'

ATLANTA — Governor Nathan Deal will be cheering on the Bulldogs Monday against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

On Thursday, Deal tweeted out a picture of the infamous Georgia “G” near the state capitol with the caption, “Here at the Capitol, I’m keeping the main thing the main thing. #committotheG #atd #uga.”

Gov. Deal also declared Jan. 5 "UGA Football Friday."

He's encouraging everyone to wear red and black to show support for the Dawgs!

Georgia and Alabama kick-off at 8 p.m. at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Deal announced Thursday afternoon that City of Atlanta offices will close at 2:30 p.m. on Monday and Fulton County and state government offices will close at 3 p.m.

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They are also asking employers to let their employees telecommute if possible.

They said the decision was made in light of several factors.