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.
Republican Congressional hopeful Lee Anderson is dodging debates with U.S. Representative John Barrow. This week, the Grovetown lawmaker has rebuffed two debates with the Democratic incumbent in Georgia's 12th District.
Millions will be used to buy up homes and land near Robins Air Force Base. The land will create a larger crash and noise buffer for Robins. Encroachment puts base at risk if the Department of Defense looks at closing bases.