Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Two men posing as police robbed two North Druid Hills students last week. It happened again hours later to two Georgia Tech students.
We reported last week about two North Druid Hills students who were robbed in their apartment after two men posing as police forced their way in, claiming they were on a drug bust. The next morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that something strikingly similar occurred only a few hours later to two Georgia Tech students in the city. From their story: A man pretending to be a police officer tried to force his way into a Georgia Tech student’s home just north of campus early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. Atlanta police Sgt. Curtis Davenport told the AJC that the student, whose name has not been released, told officers that a male wearing a black shirt with “police” across the front came to the door of her home on Hampton …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The top headlines of the week from Sept. 12-16, 2011.
Emory Ranked Among Top 20 U.S. Colleges. Georgia Tech Ranks Seventh Among Public Institutions. Hinojosa Overhauls Cobb Central Office. Walmart Eyeing Another Memorial Drive Location. North Springs Student in Custody' School Released From Lockdown. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Turns 131 Years Old. North Atlanta Lauds Test Scores. Decatur Superintendent Comments on SAT Scores. Lakeside High SAT Scores Remain Above Averages. Kirkwood Murder-Suicide Victims Identified. South Cobbers Listen And Speak Out On The Issues. Clark Howard: Students Will Face An Albatross Of Debt.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, September 15, 2011
ChatComm Opens Its Doors For Dunwoody Residents. Harmony Grove Headstones Restored. Kirkwood Murder, Suicide Victims Identified. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Homecoming. Dude, Don't Set The Dorm Room On Fire.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The top headlines of the week for Sept. 5-9, 2011.
Tech Students Create 9/11 Memorial From 3,000 Flags. South Cobb Businesses Get Inside Look at World Trade Center Memorial. Car Hits Utility Pole After Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Metro Area. Cobb County Sounds Off On T-SPLOST Referendum. Murder-Suicide in East Atlanta Neighborhood. Dunwoody Shooting: Handgun May Have Been Purchased Last Halloween. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Daniel Chaney, winner of Georgia Tech's $15,000 InVenture prize, continues to seek a manufacturer for his Slide-Capo.
It’s kind of like having an extra arm. If having an extra arm means that you’re able to play a guitar faster and smoother than ever before. The Slide-Capo is a guitar accessory that takes two relatively unrelated devices – a slide and a capo – and makes it possible to play music that wasn’t possible before using the device. “I thought that if you had a slide that could give you the functionality of a traditional capo, it would give you a lot of flexibility if you could combine the two,” said Daniel Chaney, the 2007 Lakeside High School graduate who invented the gizmo. A slide is a metal tube that is worn on a guitarist’s finger to change the pitch of the instrument. A capo changes the key that the guitar is in. Combined, they brought …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Family and friends remember the former Lakeside High School graduate who died on Memorial Day after he was struck by a drunk driver.
Liam Rattray built the motorcycle he was riding when a drunk driver hit him in Little Five Points on Memorial Day, killing him. He built the fully functional kitchen in his eco-friendly home, a converted school bus parked in front of the Big House, a performance space on Ponce de Leon Avenue. He planted the organic garden in front of that home, which provided him with much of his produce. “He was kind of this Renaissance man,” said Ian Rattray, Liam’s father. “He was a smart guy. But also at the same time he understood the power of physical labor.” Rattray graduated from Georgia Tech summa cum laude barely one month before the accident. He was the top research student in the university's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the top …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Lakeside High School and Georgia Tech graduate was buried Saturday in Conyers.
People from all walks of life packed St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Conyers Saturday morning to honor the memory of Liam Rattray. They were professors, musicians, entrepreneurs, activists, students and retirees. They wore suits, jeans, T-shirts, ties and even kilts. They came from across the metro area, state, country and globe. One by one, a cross-section of the group stood to eulogize the passionate environmental advocate and self-described “modern renaissance man.” Rattray, a recent Georgia Tech graduate and Lakeside High School alumnus, died after his motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver last Monday in Little Five Points. “This is something you never prepare for,” said Rattray’s uncle at the beginning of the memorial service. “But …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Liam Rattray graduated from Lakeside before entering Georgia Tech. He had just graduated with a public policy degree.
Liam Rattray, the Georgia Tech graduate who was killed Monday night when he was struck by a drunk driver, was a Lakeside High School graduate. Rattray was driving his motorcycle along Moreland Avenue near the Vortex restaurant in Little Five Points at about 9:40pm, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police have charged 42-year-old Darrin Murphy in Rattray's death, according to WSB-TV. A judge denied Murphy bond on Wednesday. Rattray, a well-respected college student, was deeply involved in organics and sustainability. From the AJC: Rattray graduated from Georgia Tech Summa Cum Laude and had a number of accolades, including outstanding undergraduate researcher from the Ivan Allen College and outstanding student from the school …