The family celebration was to have been a simple one: soda, dessert and a few high-fives around the dinner table to congratulate the middle child for graduating pre-k and the oldest on his upcoming transition to middle school.
In a move of literal and figurative historic proportions, plans call for the Cyclorama to leave Grant Park, its home of more than a century, and relocate to a new facility at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
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“I enjoyed my time with GPB,” Rogers said in a statement. “Our show had great ratings and my blog was the most widely read on the site. I look forward to my next challenge and wish the best for everyone at GPB.”
Chip Rogers, once a leading Republican lawmaker, landed a cushy job with Georgia Public Broadcasting after resigning from office.
Rogers, a Woodstock Republican, was elected to the Legislature in 2002 and rose to be one of the Senate’s most visible GOP leaders. He resigned in December 2012 after some high-profile missteps to take what he called a “dream” job with GPB that built on his background as a former television and radio reporter.