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Pennies for Prom helps ensure local students don't miss prom or graduation due to finances

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Three years ago--3 weeks before prom--Shay Love got a call from the schools asking her help for some local kids who couldn’t afford to attend prom. After seeing this major need in the community, she decided to make it an annual fundraiser. She is partnering with the PLC in Fort Oglethorpe to help get a list of students in need. Along with Shay’s work and donations—monetary and dresses--from the community, Southern Charm is helping with Tuxedo rentals for the boys.

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Local Fundraisers to Benefit North Georgia HealthCare Center

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North Georgia HealthCare Center (NGHCC) will host their first-ever Kentucky Derby Fundraiser Party on Saturday, May 6th at 4 p.m. NGHCC is a non-profit, 501c3 that provides primary healthcare for underserved residents in Catoosa and surrounding North Georgia counties and the Greater Chattanooga area.  Funds from the event will help provide these services to those who may not qualify for sliding scale fees or other special programs as well as support our developing dental program for the underserved.

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Catoosa County man takes drugs to parole meeting, gets arrested again

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A Ringgold man out of jail on parole landed right back behind bars late after allegedly arriving to a meeting with his parole officer with numerous drugs in his car, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Phillip Glenn Hooten, 22, of Riddle Circle, was arrested March 2 on charges of possession of marijuana (more than an ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and a parole violation.

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Catoosa County fire ruled arson

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Emergency crews battled a fire in Catoosa County early Thursday morning, March 2, and investigators say it was arson.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department, the blaze erupted around 4:13 a.m. at 37 Mark Lane just off Roach Hollow Road.

Catoosa County Fire & Rescue was able to extinguish the flames, while fire marshal investigators combed through the scene to determine the cause.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said fire investigators with his office have ruled arson as the cause of the incident.

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Missing LaFayette man found dead in creek in Dalton

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A LaFayette native who was reported missing on Friday was found deceased in a creek not far less than a mile from the apartments where he was living in Dalton.

According to Dalton Police Department's Public Relations Specialist Bruce Frazier, 26-year-old Colin Shropshire was last scene Friday, March 3, at 1 a.m., on foot and leaving an apartment complex called The Cliffs on Shugart Road in Dalton.

Shropshire was listed as still residing in LaFayette.

On Friday, Shropshire was entered into the GCIC missing persons database.

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Man arrested on drug charges in Fort Oglethorpe

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A man is being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail after he was found in possession of methamphetamine and a gun during a routine traffic stop in Fort Oglethorpe, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

James Robert Lawhorn, 32, of Forest Plaza Drive in Hixson, Tenn., was arrested on Feb. 19 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, operating a vehicle without a valid tag, driving while unlicensed, and probation violation.

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Catoosa County detectives investigating residential burglaries

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Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries that resulted in more than $2,000 worth of stolen property.

According to the Sheriff's Department, two burglary calls came in two days apart between Feb. 18 and 20.

The first occurred on Wright Circle in Tunnel Hill, with the second taking place on Quiet Hollow Lane in Ringgold.

In the Wright Circle incident, the offender(s) made off with about $1,400 worth of tools after breaking into the home through the front door.

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Funeral is Friday for two young brothers who died in wreck in LaFayette

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Here is the funeral notice for the Blake Elisha Hunt and Brandon Lane Hunt, the two brothers who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday, Feb. 18.

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Rossville woman busted for $130,000 worth of meth

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Authorities have arrested a Rossville woman for possession of meth with a street value of about $130,000.

Elizabeth Lee Lawson, 38, of 1 Fine St., has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, a search warrant was issued for Lawson's residence, which lies off Mission Ridge Road, Lookout Mountain Task Force Commander Pat Doyle said.

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Catoosa County Sheriff's Department warns of money scam

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