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Catoosa County awarded federal funds for food and shelter programs

Catoosa County was awarded state set aside federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

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Legislature OKs state court for Catoosa County

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With only a day to spare, a bill introduced by state Rep. Tom Weldon, Republican from Ringgold, that will establish a Catoosa County state court was approved during the 2015 legislative session.

Representatives approved House Bill 674 on March 27 and that same local legislation was passed by senators on March 31. That means that beginning in July 2016 misdemeanor cases can be heard and adjudicated more quickly than if such cases were placed on the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court docket.

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Customer Shot At Catoosa County Gas Station

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Police are searching for robbers in Catoosa County Thursday morning that shot a customer at a BP gas station on Cloud Springs Road in Catoosa County.

NewsChannel 9's Drew Bollea reports an eyewitness says he heard a shot and saw two people with their faces covered. One of them was holding a gun. The eyewitness says he ducked when the gun was pointed in his direction, and then he heard another shot. 

Fort Oglethorpe police tell us a customer was shot in the leg but is expected to be okay. The suspects took cash and lotto tickets, and ran off on foot.

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Two arrested in Catoosa County during attempted drug robbery

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Catoosa County sheriff’s detectives caught wind of a pending drug deal and ultimately foiled an attempted robbery in Fort Oglethorpe.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Forty-year-old Reggie Thomas Helton, and 41-year-old William Jackson Thomas were arrested Thursday, March 26, on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal attempt at armed robbery, and criminal attempt to distribute methamphetamine.

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More than 2,000 jobs available at Northwest Georgia Career Expo in Ringgold Thursday

Job-seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers at a career expo in Catoosa County Thursday, April 2.

The Northwest Georgia Career Expo, which will feature about 90 employers, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: March 20-26, 2015

 

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for March 20-26, 2015.

Friday, March 20

Clara Renee Binkley, 44, was arrested for theft by shoplifting, possession of a controlled substance schedule four, drugs to be kept in the original container, theft by bringing stolen property into the state.

Tara Danylle Manning, 26, was arrested for probation violation.

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Chickamauga goes digital with new sign

Residents and tourists passing through historic Chickamauga may have noticed a new LED sign in front of Chickamauga city hall.

The sign is one of the projects funded by the city’s share of special purpose local option sales tax collections that were approved by Walker County voters.

City manager Micheal Haney says the sign has little impact on the city’s finances as the cost to operate the sign and the man-hours city employees contributed to its wiring and cleanup were minimal.

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Georgia Winery partners with ArtsyU for spring paint and sip party

Whether you can paint a realistic masterpiece that would impress da Vinci or have an abstract style like Picasso, you can tap into your inner artist at the spring “Paint & Sip” party, hosted by the Georgia Winery and ArtsyU.

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6th Cavalry Museum to host 2015 vintage base ball games

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The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball (TaoVBB) is proud to bring vintage-era barehanded base ball (yes, two words) to the Chattanooga area for the 2015 season while observing the rules and customs of the 1860s.

The season’s opening matches will be Saturday, April 4, at noon between Mountain City and the Nashville Maroons. The Lightfoot Club will play the Franklin Farriers at 2:30 p.m. All games are free and open to the public.

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Ringgold awards bids for upgrades to water treatment plant, clearwell repairs

The city of Ringgold got closer to upgrading its water treatment plant Monday night, March 23, by awarding a contract for the work on its needed clearwell repairs, while also approving preliminary drawings and proposed revisions to its engineering agreement.

In November the city accepted a bid for the much-needed repairs to the existing clearwell at the water treatment plant on South Depot Street, but had to re-bid the work after it was determined that the contract recipient didn’t have the necessary specified qualifications for the work.

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