published Monday, April 29th, 2013

Lee to host summer camps and other news from areas around Chattanooga

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Lee to host summer camps

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University will host a variety of summer youth camps this year, according to a university news release.

• Rocket City science camps are May 27-31. Camp for rising second- through fourth-graders is 9 a.m. to noon; camp for rising fifth- through seventh-graders is 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Jason Robinson at www.rocketcityscience.weebly.com.

• Two computer camps are scheduled June 3-7 for ages 11-14. Mobile apps for Android is 9 a.m. to noon and game programming is 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Dr. Mava Wilson at 423-614-8160 or mwilson@leeuniversity.edu.

• STEM Enrichment Camp for rising fourth through sixth-graders is 9 a.m. to noon June 3-7. Contact Jason Robinson.

Other camps include Spanish language arts, music, theater, summer honors, sports camps and more.

For more information or to register for individual camps, please contact the respective instructors. To view the camp calendar online, visit www.leeuniversity.edu/community.


Teen hit by patrol car dies at hospital

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a Henry County patrol car has died in an Atlanta area hospital.

Authorities said Chandler Jacob Weems, of McDonough, Ga., died Sunday morning at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. He was struck on his bicycle Saturday afternoon as he was exiting a driveway. Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the officer "could not avoid the accident," and was "very distraught."

The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.


Manager cleared in robber's death

KNOXVILLE — The Knox County district attorney has told police he will not seek charges against a Dollar General store manager who shot and killed a fleeing robber Feb. 27.

Manager Anthony Smith was in the store on Asheville Highway when an armed man entered and forced Smith to open the safe.

Smith followed the man, who was later identified as Justin Pierre Jackson, and shot at him multiple times. Jackson was struck once in the back and died from blood loss. Police later said Jackson was a suspect in five other robberies.


State offers new license for vets

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama veterans will have the option to display proof of their military service on their driver's licenses beginning May 1.

Veterans can show their status to obtain benefits, rebates and accommodations.

A veteran must visit a Department of Public Safety license examining office and present a DD-214 form from the Department of Defense.

There is no additional charge. But a veteran seeking the license before the renewal date must pay $18.50 for a duplicate license.

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