banner.WorldAIDSDay.111911To mark World AIDS Day, panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the quad at Emory University until 4 p.m. today, Dec. 1. Each panel of the quilt is in memory of a person who died from complications related to AIDS. AIDS organizations around the world encourage people to know their status and get tested for HIV/AIDS. For more information about prevention, services and care, visit AID Atlanta.

A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Downtown on Monday night, according to a report at CBS46. The incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. near the Aloft Hotel at Baker and Spring streets. According to Atlanta police, an officer attempted to pull over a red Jeep SUV that was traveling the wrong way  on West Peachtree Street. The driver, who has yet to be identified, sped up and crashed into a pole and a shuttle bus, police said. The driver and a passenger, identified as 18 year-old Darius T. Smith, ran from the crashed SUV. Officers quickly caught up with the driver. Smith ran toward the hotel, and when officers caught up with him, he began shooting at them, according to witnesses and police. At least one officer returned fire, killing him. Police later discovered a bag full of marijuana, cash and guns inside the SUV.

The City of Atlanta is prepared to use imminent domain and condemnation of land to continue the expansion of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail,  according to Saporta Report. The board that oversees the BeltLine could vote for a contract for the project as early as its meeting scheduled for Dec. 9. This segment of the Eastside Trail will continue the concrete multi-use path from Irwin Street to Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.