Archive for 2014

Report: Hollywood fears increased piracy because of Google Fiber

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2014

A report published by the website TorrentFreak suggests that movie studios are nervous about what Google Fiber internet could do to their bottom line. TorrentFreak obtained a presentation created for Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The presentation was based on a survey of Google Fiber users in Kansas City. The survey also included internet […]

Emory updates sexual misconduct policy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2014

Emory University recently updated its sexual misconduct policy for students, clarifying and revising how the university reviews potential violations. This year the U.S. Department of Education named Emory as one of 55 schools around the country that the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating under Title IX for how it handles reports of sexual assault. […]

Man accused of killing ex-wife arrested at Wal-Mart on Columbia Drive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 31, 2014

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office announced the arrest of a murder suspect outside of the Wal-Mart at the intersection of South Columbia and Memorial drive. That will likely add fuel to the recent annexation discussion in Avondale Estates. State Rep. Karla Drenne, D-Avondale Estates, recently questioned Avondale’s reasoning for cutting off Wal-Mart on its proposed annexation […]

Intersections – 1999

Posted by December 31, 2014

By Nicki Salcedo When I think back on the best things that happened this year, I end up back in 1998. It was not an exceptional year in any way, except all year we planned to party like it’s 1999. On December 31, I was in New York City. At 3 pm, we walked through […]

Annexation, cityhood is the top story of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

Readers voted with their eyes in 2014 and we published the list of most-read stories on Dec. 26. Their list isn’t all that different from ours. In addition to page views, we also considered each story’s overall impact on the community, both in the short and long term. The biggest stories of 2014 are …. […]

Fire destroys home on West Benson in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

The Decatur Fire Department is still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 123 W. Benson Street over the weekend. Fire Chief Toni Washington said, “At 12:09 am on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, Decatur Fire received a structure fire notification at 123 W. Benson. Upon arrival there were visible flames from […]

Atlanta streetcar begins service

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

After months of delays and cost overruns, the Atlanta Streetcar will begin serving passengers today, Dec. 30. The Atlanta Streetcar will run a 2.7 mile loop that runs from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site. Service will be free for the first three months, according to a statement from Mayor […]

Ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

If you live in the Atlanta area, you’ve got a plethora of options of ways to spend your New Year’s Eve. So what should you do? Have you considered … The Peach Drop Where? Underground Atlanta When does it start? 11 am What’s happening? According to, “Festivities will continue well into the New Year […]

Avondale calls special meeting on annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

This story has been updated.  Avondale Estates City Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Jan. 5, 2015 to discuss annexation. According to the agenda, it’s likely commissioners will consider approving an annexation master plan. If approved, commissioners would submit this plan to the legislative delegation. It’s not clear whether state Rep. Karla Drenner, […]

Google denied request to remove video showing abuse of Georgia inmate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2014

A recently-released transparency report from Google shows the company rejected a request from the Georgia Department of Corrections to remove a YouTube video that allegedly shows the abuse of an inmate. According to the report, between July and December 2013, “We received a request from the Georgia Department of Corrections to remove a YouTube video […]

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