The Peach Drop at Underground last night (Raftermen Photography)
The Peach Drop at Underground last night (Raftermen Photography)

Congratulations to Georgia Tech on their win over Mississippi State at the Orange Bowl in Miami on New Year’s Eve. The Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 49-34.

More than 178,000 gathered at Underground Atlanta last night for the 26th annual Peach Drop to welcome in the New Year. Grammy winners Ludacris and Sugar Ray were the musical headliners for the event. There are questions about what will happen to the Peach Drop once Underground is transformed into a mixed-use apartment and retail destination. Read more at our media affiliate CBS46.

The Atlanta Police Department has named Officer C.J. Murphy as the newest LGBT liaison to serve the citizens of Atlanta. Officer Murphy will join Officer Eric King as one of two LGBT liaisons for the Department. She replaces Senior Police Officer Brian Sharp, who is moving on to serve in Zone 5. “SPO Brian Sharp took the job at a difficult time in our history, and has served honorably and admirably,” said Chief George Turner. “His dedication to building trust and establishing open dialogue with community members has been invaluable. The Atlanta Police Department is better-trained and more aware of LGBT issues thanks to the work he has done.” Officer Murphy  joined the APD in 2010 and has served in Zone 5, the Community Oriented Policing Section, School Detectives, and in the Gang Unit.

Chick-fil-A is looking into the possibility of a breach of credit cards used at some of its locations, according to a report at AJC.

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.