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News Nearby: Chip Rogers Leaves Senate for Georgia Public Broadcasting

Here are some of the day's top headlines from Patches across metro Atlanta.

Chip Rogers to Step Down from Senate

State Senator Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, has announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate. The senator will formally step down on Wednesday from the position he's held since 2004.

Rogers, 44, said in a statement he plans to accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting.

GPB is launching a new initiative in which it will "facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs in Georgia," according to a press release from Rogers' office.

Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch has details.

Cumming Man Found Murdered in His Deer Processing Business

A 60-year-old Cumming man was found murdered Sunday night in his deer processing business in Hancock County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

The body of Nelson Garner was found by a relative around 9:30 p.m. at Garner’s Grinder located at 18630 Highway 16 in Sparta, Ga. (the business is located about 137 miles from Cumming, between Atlanta and Augusta).

For more on this story, go to Cumming Patch.

Marietta Residents Facing Counterfeiting Charges

Two Marietta residents are among six defendants facing charges in connection with a counterfeit currency ring authorities say operated from February 2011 until last month.

Go to West Cobb Patch for the complete story.

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