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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 15-21, 2014

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These people were booked at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 15-21, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 15

Earl Dean Bryant, 59, was arrested for contempt of court-child support.

Christopher David Clark, 25, was arrested for probation violation.

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No turnout for public hearings on Ringgold millage rate increase

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The city of Ringgold held two public hearings on Monday, Aug. 25, regarding the raising of its property tax (millage) rate. But no citizens showed up to comment on the matter one way or the other.

Ringgold’s mayor and council unanimously approved a 3-percent increase in the rate on July 28, which results in a jump from 2.683 mills for 2013 to 2.763 mills for 2014.

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Pedestrian bridge, sidewalk projects progressing in Ringgold

The city of Ringgold got answers to some of the questions it has regarding the progress of its long-awaited pedestrian bridge Monday night, Aug. 25, and it looks like the project might finally begin soon.

After more than three years of discussion, planning, and cost analysis, the council unanimously approved accepting a bid on the bridge at the U.S. 41 overpass near the Depot on Jan. 27.

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Catoosa public schools announces annual coupon book fundraiser and sponsor

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Catoosa County public schools launched the annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Weeks & Peters Insurance. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until September 8.

Packed with great savings, the book includes a half-price oil change, discounts at restaurants and family entertainment centers. Catoosa school superintendent Denia Reese said it was a “win-win opportunity.”

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Walker, Catoosa school systems report nearly 20,000 in enrollment

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The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.

According to Heather Holloway with Walker County Public Schools, the system currently has 9,061, which is down from the 9,169 it ended with last year.

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LaFayette woman’s death deemed a homicide due to unknown cause

A LaFayette woman was found dead in her apartment Saturday night and investigators have declared it a homicide due to the complex circumstances that exist in the case.

At 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 23, a 911 call was placed to authorities, describing a “woman down of unknown causes” at 307 S. Main St., Langley Apartments No. 15.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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It’s Roku, in a TV

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Roku is making it even easier to stream on your TV–by making a TV that streams. Partnering with TV manufacturers Hisense and TCL, the digital media company is determined to make media streaming more convenient.

Read More (Buzzbit.co)

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 8-14, 2014

These people were booked into the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department during Aug. 8-14, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 8

James Paul Cash, 28, was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Tony Casper, 22, was arrested for probation violation.

Charles Eugene Johnson, 51, was arrested for battery under the family violence act, obstructing or hinder 911 call.

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Two arrested in Ringgold for forgery and receiving stolen property; thousands in cigarettes seized

Two out-of-town men were arrested in Ringgold late Tuesday night, Aug. 19, after they were found to be possession of fraudulently obtained gift cards and more than 50 cartons of cigarettes.

According to the Ringgold Police Department:

Brandon Rashad Huggins, 20, of Stockbridge, Ga., and Mark Anthony Brown, 20, of Atlanta, were arrested on Aug. 19 on charges of forgery of financial transaction (cards) and the criminal receipt of goods and services.

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Second person arrested in Catoosa County home invasion

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Authorities have arrested a second suspect in a home invasion in Catoosa County on Aug. 15 in which a burglar was shot in the leg.

According to Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk:

A second arrest has been made from the home invasion that was reported on Aug. 15 at 153 Vero Beach Ave. in Rossville.

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