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Catoosa county tax commissioner race ends in runoff for Autry and House

For two of the four candidates running for Catoosa County tax commissioner, the race continues.

Jama House and Gary Wayne Autry edged out Charles Stephens and Mike Key for the majority of the night as precinct numbers rolled in.

House ended with a final tally of 1,918 votes (35.85%), Autry garnered 1,383 (25.85%), Key took 1,071 (20.02%) and Stephens ended with 978 (18.28%).

A runoff race is slated for Tuesday, July 26.

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Timothy Hodge builds and donates dog houses as Eagle Scout project

Timothy Hodge, honor student at Heritage High School, life-long Boy Scout, taekwondo level-3 second-degree black belt, guitarist, has added to his résumé: builder of dog houses.

It was a natural next step for someone who aspires to be both an Eagle Scout and an architect.

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Catoosa high schoolers take first tours of GNTC Catoosa County campus

Juniors from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO) High School in Catoosa County had the honor of being the first to tour the brand new Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday, May 19.

Georgia Northwestern associate vice president of academic affairs Ginger Mathis, along with a group of other GNTC administrators helped give tours to students from LFO and the Performance Learning Center (PLC) throughout the day. The CCC is the college’s sixth campus. GNTC also has campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.

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Community takes to social media to support Catoosa teen facing rape charge

social media support for catoosa teen charged with rape

The Catoosa County community is taking to social media to support a Rossville teenager arrested earlier this week for allegedly raping a young woman last November.

Eighteen-year-old Destin Randall Lamar Noble, a former football player and cheerleading standout at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, is currently being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail facing charges of rape, aggravated child molestation, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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Walker County teacher under investigation has been accused of child molestation before

walker county teacher previously accused of molestation

A Walker County teacher under investigation by federal authorities has been accused of child molestation in the past, according to Sheriff’s Department records.

According to Sheriff Steve Wilson, his department is assisting with the newest investigation on Mark McCormack, a kindergarten teacher at Chattanooga Valley Elementary.

Wilson said the sheriff’s department has been in contact with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which consists of various federal and local agencies in the state of Georgia.

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Two indicted, one arrested in teen rape case in Catoosa County

A Catoosa County teen was arrested this week for allegedly raping a young woman after a party last November.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect in the case.

The two were indicted earlier this month by a Catoosa County grand jury.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Destin Randall Lamar Noble, 18, of Rossville, was arrested on charges of rape, aggravated child molestation, and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He is currently being held without bond.

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Authorities investigating church burglaries in Ringgold

Police are investigating two church burglaries that occurred early Sunday morning, May 15, in which several thousands of dollars worth of sound equipment was stolen.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a security alarm going off at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Hackett Road around 6:26 a.m. and found that the church had been forcibly opened and items were missing.

About 10 minutes later, Ringgold police responded to a burglar alarm at Faith Baptist Church at 308 Boynton Drive, where they also found that church had been entered.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: April 29-May 5, 2016

Arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for April 29-May 5, 2016.

April 29

Richard Matthew Biggs, 31, was arrested for probation violation, simple battery, obstruction or hindering persons making emergency telephone call.

Robert Frank Brooks, 22, was arrested for possession of schedule two drugs, possession of marijuana, manufacture of marijuana, possession of tools for the commission, possession of firearms or knife.

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TBI clears up Amber Alert rumors that Gary Simpson was trying to 'protect' Carlie Trent

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It's been a week since Carlie Trent was in school. On Wednesday, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation asked the public to trust them that Carlie Trent really is in danger.

Josh DeVine, a spokesperson for TBI, said he has heard some disturbing rumors on social media that if Simpson was trying to protect Carlie Trent.

Read More. (News Channel 9)

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Meet the candidates for Catoosa County sheriff: Incumbent Gary Sisk and challenger Ben Scott

The General Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 24. Early voting is underway and will run through May 20.

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