There are 57 people in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia. Today, Marietta native Bill Shipp, a newspaper reporter, editor and author known for groundbreaking journalistic skills – and for raising the blood pressure of political figures on both sides of the aisle throughout his career – was inducted as a 2016 Hall of Fame Honoree.

Bill Shipp (New Georgia Encyclopedia)

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Marietta Native Inducted into Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
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