More than $1 million remains on Deal loan

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ATLANTA  — Gov. Nathan Deal has $1.3 million remaining on a loan to pay off his daughter's failed sporting goods venture.

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Gov. Nathan Deal

The trustee overseeing Deal's business assets while he's in office said Thursday that Deal has wiped out more than $700,000 in retirement savings to chip away at the loan for Wilder Outdoors. Deal and his wife, Sandra, inherited the loan on the Habersham County business after their daughter and her husband declared bankruptcy.

The Wilder property and Deal's Gainesville home have been on the market since last year. Tifton accountant Jimmy Allen, who's overseeing the blind trust holding the Republican governor's business assets, said the Wilder property is under contract.

Deal on Thursday was filing a required personal financial disclosure with the state.

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