Steven Leer, Norfolk Southern’s lead independent board member, said in a news release that Squires increased shareholder value by more than $30 billion, implemented precision scheduled railroading and led the company through a freight recession and global pandemic during his tenure as CEO.

Supply chain bottlenecks and labor shortages have hurt Norfolk Southern’s operations. Domestic volume declined 6% in the third quarter, compared to the same period a year ago, due to “limited chassis availability, labor and capacity constraints, and overall supply chain congestion,” offsetting strong consumer demand, Norfolk Southern said in October.

Norfolk Southern last month moved into a 750,000 square-foot office tower located between the Fox Theatre and the Varsity fast-food restaurant. About 3,000 employees are based there.

Former Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aggressively recruited the railroad to move its headquarters here from Norfolk, Virginia. They also persuaded Norfolk Southern to sell its downtown property known as the Gulch, which is now being developed into a $5 billion mixed-use project known as Centennial Yards.

REMEMBERING OUR OWN: Calm, gentle, and patient; they’re all characteristics that made Taylor Hammonds an extraordinary...

Posted by Bartow County Schools on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Sprayberry fought the Winecoff Hotel fire in 1946 and, according to his son, never spoke of that Dec. 7 night again.","_id":"3E24QZS4AJHTZCQS5MMHFV3NVY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638286826230,"type":"text","content":""My dad wouldn't talk. Period," Richard Sprayberry told the AJC's Bill Torpy after his father's death in April 2018.","_id":"XXV4T4WE4ZHGPE2J3Z2SPUF3AQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638286826231,"type":"text","content":"Still the nation’s deadliest hotel fire, the blaze killed 119 of the hotel’s 304 guests, injuring 65. Among the dead were William and Grace Winecoff, the hotel’s original owners.","owner":"id":"ajc","workflow":"status_code":4,"caption":"Atlanta firefighters remove bodies from the Winecoff Hotel on Dec. 7, 1946. 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After the Winecoff fire, cities across the U.S. reviewed their fire codes, strengthening them in hopes of preventing similar disasters.","owner":"id":"ajc","workflow":"status_code":4,"caption":"A photo from one of the guest rooms inside the Winecoff Hotel after the deadly fire.","source":"system":"Methode","source_type":"other","source_id":"290e519b-45e6-42ac-8986-18951d942d9e","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","type":"image","distributor":"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","licensable":false,"display_date":"2013-12-05T21:22:48Z","credits":"by":["name":"AJC FILE","type":"author","byline":"AJC FILE","slug":"ajc-file"],"subtitle":"winecoff fire room","width":490,"first_publish_date":"2013-12-05T21:22:48Z","_id":"P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U","additional_properties":"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/resizer/vxSUORg_JN4_2bYNXhbYQ7iIUuI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","comments":[],"keywords":["lifestyle"],"proxyUrl":"/resizer/vxSUORg_JN4_2bYNXhbYQ7iIUuI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","takenOn":"2013-12-05T21:22:48Z","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"/resizer/vxSUORg_JN4_2bYNXhbYQ7iIUuI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/qzmlL1VASuyL62jEJe-aXRQn9Vo=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/P34ASLOSF5D5TH33ID4KUCHX6U.jpg","version":0,"originalName":"https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p4/AJC/2013/12/05/Images/photos.medleyphoto.4201158.jpg","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"galleries":["headlines":"basic":"Photos: The Winecoff Hotel fire","_id":"FTXQH3IJVGTGK7NUHG7J5CMIOU"],"_id":1638286826242,"created_date":"2020-06-16T11:32:26Z","last_updated_date":"2020-06-16T11:32:26Z","publish_date":"2013-12-05T21:24:43Z","height":417,"_id":"SYNRJI3YRNFR3L5E5ROSCANVZU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638286826241,"type":"text","content":"Some guests leaped to their deaths because fire rescue ladders could not reach all floors and there was a lack of fire escapes, fire doors and automatic sprinklers. 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December 5, 2021n@ Approximately 8:20amnnUnits were dispatched to a reported apartment fire at the Austin Oak community....

Posted by Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department on Sunday, December 5, 2021

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December 5, 2021n@ Approximately 6:15pmnnCrews responded to an apartment fire at the Wood Terrace apartments. When fire...

Posted by Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department on Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Hello, nnThe Clayton County Police Department and Family has finalized the funeral arrangements for beloved Field...

Posted by Clayton County Police Department on Friday, December 3, 2021

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The funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at the church, located at 142 College St. The family has asked that those attending wear shades of blue.","_id":"5QTKUW63HRERVCXDFT346WPSN4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638807250656,"type":"text","content":"Those in the community wanting to honor Laxson are also asked to line the streets for the procession, which is set to begin at 8:45 a.m. at Southlake Mall.","_id":"3IBZO3OCYJEVRJQFQ4KX4ZY5RY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638807250657,"type":"text","content":"From the mall, the procession will turn right onto Mt. Zion Road and proceed south for a mile before turning left onto Tara Boulevard. Then it will turn left onto Ga. 138 and then right onto Jonesboro Road. After turning right on College Street, the procession will end at the church.","_id":"EKB6MW4BZNC4PME3KKGF6MK2H4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638547765204,"type":"text","content":"The officer was remembered fondly by Jack Smith, who taught U.S. history at Jonesboro High School prior to Laxson’s graduation in 2012. Smith said the positive tributes to the 27-year-old that have poured in since his death are closely aligned with the teenager he knew a decade ago.","_id":"2Z3TZO5H5RHLZEHABQRDVKSGQY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638557228522,"type":"text","content":"Smith said Laxson was “one of those guys who just made everybody feel good.”","_id":"45OTNYNIWFEFJEMJ7LHVHHW56I","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638557228523,"type":"text","content":"“I remember sometimes, if a kid was being picked on or something like that, Henry would always step in there and do the right thing, say the right thing,” Smith said. “It didn’t surprise me how successful he was as a police officer.”","_id":"UNPJBZIRJFGN5JKYBFIPCXG37Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638547765206,"type":"text","content":"Laxson’s patrol car was parked in front of police headquarters for those wanting to drop off flowers or other gifts to honor him.","_id":"EKB6MW4BZNC4PME3KKGF6MK2H4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638547765204,"type":"text","content":"A GoFundMe page was created to assist his family. 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He died at a hospital, and no one else was injured in the incident.","_id":"Z7RJ4UWODJB6HHKGE7IPIV6I4Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638806610335,"type":"text","content":"The GBI confirmed the police department’s account of events.","_id":"UXRJKI7FXVAHPIPVL2NFJCOWUM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638748598423,"type":"text","content":"“No one expects to have to take a life and certainly no one expects to have to sacrifice a life, but these honorable men and women do their job every day knowing that in the back of their mind,” Roberts said.","_id":"SO73HNF2ZRGEPPCOC7LCF4AKMQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638748598424,"type":"text","content":"The previous night, Roberts said Clayton officers responded to the neighborhood off Fielder Road regarding a disturbance between the same neighbors. Gonzalez went to his neighbor’s home, pointed a weapon at the cameras outside and “made verbal threats to those inside,” according to Roberts.","_id":"BZSKIKWNSBCJBEP3Q2FIIL2TGU","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"K3YYBPL3UNHQRNWX63ETLBY7HA","type":"interstitial_link","content":"GBI: Clayton County officer shot, killed while responding to domestic disturbance","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/breaking-8-injured-including-2-clayton-police-officers-in-serious-shooting/Z34POZFBUBHANPDUXRJGUBBIYI/","_id":"MGVL5ZWZRVCHHMTC76CWYH66NA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638736132019,"type":"text","content":"The deadly incident comes just five days after another officer-involved shooting in which Clayton County Field Training Officer Henry Laxson was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in Rex. GBI agents believe Arthur Allen Gilliam, 35, killed two women, shot a 12-year-old boy in the face and fired at officers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. An officer returned fire, killing Gilliam.","_id":"DBJ6EHBCMRE2XNQ645HVIVZTTE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638738192968,"type":"text","content":"Laxson was the third Georgia officer killed in the line of duty in November and the eighth in 2021.","_id":"DQONC5EG7ZGZ3NUM2WPXYOMFK4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638738192969,"type":"text","content":"“Officer Laxson was the very best of us,” the department posted on social media. “He epitomized everything good and decent about Clayton County and the Clayton County Police Department. 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The AJC also tracks officer-involved shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.","_id":"XUWKGZDC5BC4HNPG7SFICTNV3E","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"JAXSU65ELBDPRPKKCHER4TQG4Y","type":"raw_html","content":"","_id":"XCSGPNRGQVHNPBFXITN6RBJJME","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638736132022,"type":"text","content":"— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates."],"display_date":"2021-12-06T16:13:07.108Z","headlines":"basic":"Man killed by Clayton County police after fight with neighbor","first_publish_date":"2021-12-05T20:37:21.108Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","_id":"/news","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"AmpNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","default":"https://www.ajc.com/","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","LoggedOutMenu":null,"MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.ajc.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","site": Top News Page","navigation":"nav_title":"News","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"News","Sponsor":"sponsor_url_open_new_tab":"true","sponsor_desktop_banner":"","sponsor_mobile_banner":"","sponsor_url":"","_id":"/news","ancestors":"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"LoggedOutMenu":[],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"TopicsBar":[],"order":"AmpNav":1001,"default":1001,"SectionMap":1018,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"ComposerNav":1135,"_website_section_id":"ajc./news","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","path":"/news/crime","parent":"default":"/news","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"/news","name":"Crime & Public Safety","description":"Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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To recycle paper, people climb a stepladder to reach a window at the top of a dumpster, where they find themselves looking inside.","_id":"YAZTCL3E75FTJCKKJDPCGLVXJU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605732,"type":"text","content":"The pages Hooks found there, often photocopies, have letterhead from a variety of organizations and are dated from 2006 to 2016.","_id":"S5UQZPOF5ZH3PMUOPLGPKHXUZQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638550200948,"type":"text","content":"A DeKalb County Board of Health Form reports the medical history for a person, perhaps a job applicant. A resume and photocopies of identification cards have no letterhead. A Georgia Department of Community Health form presents a Georgia Nurse Aide Registry certificate. An Emory Healthcare form presents a passing drug test. A Fulton County form requests services for a person with dementia who needs help with grooming and getting in and out of the tub.","_id":"MQ2BQIDLK5G5TG4ZD4UDJ46T4U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638550200950,"type":"text","content":"The most common letterhead is from “Senior Connections,” found on documents ranging from personnel forms to daily activity logs listing how much assistance a particular senior citizen required on which days. Senior Connections was a nonprofit organization that contracted with government agencies to provide senior services in the Atlanta area until it shut down in 2018.","_id":"KUR3HCKE2JF7HO6CZR67W7X4CI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638562780825,"type":"text","content":"Senior Connections was first set up in the 1970s to fill a gap in DeKalb County services for seniors. In the beginning it contracted with the Atlanta Regional Commission to do that work. According to the ARC, which operates the Area Agency on Aging, Senior Connections was licensed through the state DCH as a private home care provider. From 2003 to 2018, Senior Connections contracted with DeKalb County to do such work, according to DeKalb.","_id":"UF7XRAXQ4FAGDD4XXSPON3JKMU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605744,"type":"text","content":"Contacted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, those governments all said they had policies requiring proper protection and disposal of private documents, as mandated by the state.","_id":"QY6CZEJ5DRG5DCR6VW6ZMYL7BI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638568417560,"type":"text","content":"Most also said they also said they had no knowledge of the documents. DeKalb County, however, said that when Senior Connections shut down, it transferred documents to DeKalb, and the county currently has those documents safely stored in its Office of Aging. None of the documents found in the dumpster can be verified as documents belonging to DeKalb County, it noted.","_id":"DTKDRXQW4VB5VMBSH26FHH53SA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638568417561,"type":"text","content":"Carol Amick, director of health care services at CompliancePoint, based in Duluth, guides health care companies in managing confidential documents. Under the federal health privacy law, HIPAA, Amick said, the documents with private health information needed to be shielded from public view, even if they were still in the offices of an agency.","_id":"XGU5WJNDBFAJPMTQ3IZH4CO4QM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605736,"type":"text","content":"When disposed of, it would have been okay if they were shredded and impossible to read, she said. But leaving them intact in the public dumpster violated the law.","_id":"IFQJ4LZK3JB3NDZAFOXE2HRMVQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":["pos":172,"comment":"The federal government can fine the people who did it up to $50,000 per violation, she said."],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605737,"type":"text","content":"“In this case, they should have been shredded in such a way that nothing could be identified,” Amick said. “You’re still liable for that even after you go out of business.”","_id":"T5J47BCPEVGZFNCXSZTRAVTSY4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605739,"type":"text","content":"David Katz, an Atlanta-based attorney on cybersecurity and privacy, said non-medical private documents such as driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers are protected too, under state law. The attorney general’s office has the authority to investigate potential violations whether they involve medical or other private information.","_id":"Q6VBGWXCBJDYHF3KBXSMVZKDGM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605741,"type":"text","content":"Amick and Katz agreed that the incident demonstrates that people should remain vigilant about their data, even if organizations they’ve given it to no longer exist. People can order credit monitoring in order to track whether anyone is opening new accounts in their name.","_id":"VEBJPSGBKNFMBCM5LFNTWHJS7Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605742,"type":"text","content":"But the most important protection they have is for organizations to follow the law and the government to enforce it.","_id":"D5UKEA7UVJGZFNI3DZ4KTSTHFQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605743,"type":"text","content":"“It’s really hard to protect yourself from someone doing something like this,” Amick said.","_id":"QW2GG5OUM5GM7CJBRVZVGLVCFY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605745,"type":"text","content":"Genise Barber, a resident of Fulton County, received help from Senior Connections in 2013. Her records were among those found in the dumpster.","_id":"C3T2CX6DKJH3JI4SJML7WB7R34","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605746,"type":"text","content":"Several years ago Barber applied for assistance with home repairs and Senior Connections arranged for the repairs.","_id":"OOXHWAROL5GP7HTW4KPML3CLEM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605747,"type":"text","content":"Now, those documents were exposed containing her phone number, address and that she was a senior. “I’m mad. I’m mad about that,” said Barber, when reached at the phone number on the documents. “That shouldn’t be.”","_id":"32ZN2HROCBDRRNEVR76KP2XSSM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638506001935,"type":"text","content":"Feeling a sense of outrage, Hooks, who studied journalism, has worked in film and is working on an unrelated freelance documentary, took the documents out of the dumpster so no one could use them for scams. She turned them over to the AJC and its attorneys.","_id":"OJEG2GXUPBC4VA2YDCO2PH3WTI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638524605749,"type":"text","content":"“It looked,” Hooks said, “as if someone had started shredding, they got tired, and they’re like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do this anymore. 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Atlanta police are working closely with Lenox Square to ensure adequate safety measures are in place, and Peek said additional on-duty patrols will be at the mall.","_id":"GLCXE2EZJBDLJEMD5PFQ7BAGFY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638566881365,"type":"text","content":"Nevertheless, he reminded people to not leave items inside vehicles while shopping, making it easier for thieves to break in and take those items.","_id":"U36SXTF4A5EKJJBYUOYSIST2XE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638566881366,"type":"text","content":"“Be thoughtful about when you’re shopping, when you’re making sure that you’re aware of your surroundings, when you’re taking things from your store and placing them into your vehicle that you don’t just go back into the mall,” Peek said, advising shoppers to either take all their items inside stores or drop them off at home to prevent car break-ins.","_id":"GPJCGEMDMBHXHOAXBAUNY3GNTA","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"PYJZUHWRSNDATKHDMWNV6BIAY4","type":"interstitial_link","content":"7-year-old dies after being struck by stray bullet while Christmas shopping with family in Buckhead.","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/latest-loss-from-atlantas-rise-in-deadly-violence-a-7-year-old-girl/QBIZT7KZFBABRCGZQOHNGK5OUM/","_id":"OKBJBTARZZBGDDSLEMDYFNBHSM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638566881369,"type":"text","content":"Not everyone will hit the stores, with some shoppers opting for online shopping. Peek advised shoppers to be home when packages arrive or send them to a location where they will not be left outside unattended and have the possibility of being stolen.","_id":"GPEJPSIVBVAPLBSUXP36Y3RQMQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638569899475,"type":"text","content":"Peek emphasized that people out and about should be constantly aware of their surroundings, but said that police do not suggest people taking matters into their own hands if they see something suspicious. Calling 911 or flagging down a police officer are safer options during certain circumstances, he said.","_id":"JCYY76XZMVHB3ASDDLMVJFIN7U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1638566881370,"type":"text","content":"“We want to welcome all of our citizens, we want to welcome all of our visitors that are coming and we just want everyone to have a safe, happy weekend and have a safe holiday season,” Peek said."],"display_date":"2021-12-03T22:25:44.426Z","headlines":"basic":"Atlanta police beef up security for busy sports weekend, holiday season","first_publish_date":"2021-12-03T22:25:44.426Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta 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