News for Monday, June 7, 2010

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Christian rocker now local youth pastor

Before drummer Andy Williams ever decided to become a student pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Jonesboro, he already had reached out to thousands of children around the world through his music.

Murder suspect remains on the loose

Although Clayton County Police have found the pickup truck that belonged to College Park resident, James Anthony S. Williams -- in West Georgia -- the "strong person of interest" in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Mississippi woman remains at-large, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

County to begin homebuying blitz

In April of 2009, Clayton County was awarded $9.7 million in stimulus funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stabilize neighborhoods, by purchasing and rehabilitating foreclosed houses.

Laws limit cell phone use by teens, adults

Starting July 1, Georgia's youngest drivers will be prohibited from using cell phones while driving.

SACS: Clayton's BOE has made 'significant progress'

Clayton County Public Schools received encouraging words from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that may mean the school system is close to fully recovering from its accreditation nightmare that began just over two years ago.

Victim mum on shooting at 'large party'

Police have few leads in a shooting early Monday morning in a Riverdale subdivision that left one man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

A new red storm rising? - Mike Reagan

This week, Chinese officials brushed off U.S. Defense Secretary Gates on a proposed meeting to discuss looming military issues and bolster communication.

What 28 feels like - Joel Hall

After much consideration and deliberate thought, I turned 28 years old this past Friday.

Former councilman Wilson Henley, Jr., dies

Former Locust Grove City Councilman, Emmitt Wilson Henley, Jr., died of cancer on Monday. He would have turned 66 on July 29.

Health experts urge summer skin safety

Health educators at Henry Medical Center (HMC), along with pharmacy professionals, are encouraging area residents to exercise caution and safety, when participating in outdoor, recreational activities this summer.

SACS: Clayton's BOE has made 'significant progress'

Clayton County Public Schools received encouraging words from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that may mean the school system is close to fully recovering from its accreditation nightmare that began just over two years ago.

Victim mum on shooting at 'large party'

Police have few leads in a shooting early Monday morning in a Riverdale subdivision that left one man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Teen ministers to others in 'The Combat Zone'

A McDonough teenager is using the Internet as a pulpit, to minister to other teens. Ajani Brown, 18, is the host of "The Combat Zone," an online, live, television broadcast from his home.

Henry Chamber to hold $10,000 'reverse raffle'

Someone will win $10,000 in a "reverse raffle" drawing during the Henry County Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours" gathering.