This month marks the 150th anniversary of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s first foray into Georgia. And this week GPB, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, is premiering the first of a weekly series that will bring to life Sherman’s devastating march.
A veteran Georgia Public Broadcasting producer has handed in a letter of resignation following the hiring of former Republican state Sen. Chip Rogers. Ashlie Wilson Pendley, who has been employed with the network for 15 years, is quitting her job in protest after it was revealed that Rogers, of Woodstock, will be paid $150,000 annually — nearly three times her salary.
The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public television post. Sen. Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down Dec. 5. He recently won re-election as a senator, but dropped out of the race to continue as majority leader when the new legislature convenes in January.
Mercer University, The Telegraph of Macon, and GPB formally dedicated the new Center for Collaborative Journalism building in Macon Friday, which will house an on-going editorial and educational collaboration between all three organizations.