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Baylor tennis coach accused of travelling to Whitfield County to buy meth

51-year-old Baylor tennis coach, Phillip Johnson, was arrested while purchasing methamphetamine in Whitfield County according to Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.

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VW sees second quarter profit halved after emissions scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen says second-quarter profits fell by more than half compared with the same period last year, before the company was hit by the emissions cheating scandal.

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Sales tax holiday expected to help small businesses; local governments will feel loss of revenue

Georgia’s upcoming sales tax holiday on clothing, computers, and school supplies could provide a much-needed lift to many small stores and businesses, said Nathan Humphrey, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. The sales tax holiday is July 30-31.

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Two runoff elections today in Catoosa County

Voting sites in Catoosa County will remain open through 7 p.m. today for two runoff elections: tax commissioner and Georgia House District 3.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department using simulator for in-depth training

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The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Departmentrecently installed a new state-of-the-art “Use of Force Simulator” to better prepare its law enforcement personnel for situations they might encounter out in the field or even in the jail.

The agency and Sheriff Gary Sisk recently installed the new simulator technology at the Sheriff’s Department after receiving private funding and now the computer-based training can better equip deputies for a number of situations.

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Teen injured while cliff diving at 'Blue Hole' in Pocket Wilderness

15-year-old teen is rescued after hurting himself in the Pocket Wilderness Sunday.

First responders say the teen was cliff jumping at the Blue Hole when he hurt his ankle.

Due to the extreme heat, several companies responded to help out.

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Vintage Base Ball clubs play in Fort Oglethorpe July 23

The Lightfoot and Mountain City Clubs, two local clubs of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, will play the noon match of the day’s double-header Saturday, July 23, at the polo field in Fort Oglethorpe.

Mountain City (5-1) has a score to settle as their only loss this season has been to their local rival, the Lightfoot Club (6-0). The 2:30 p.m. match finds Mountain City back on the field hosting the Quicksteps Club of Spring Hill. This is the second year of play for both clubs.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department arrest report for July 8-14, 2016

Friday, July 8

Dallas Ronnie Collins, Jr., 44, was arrested for probation violation.

Zachary Ryan Williams, 26, was arrested for probation violation.

Anthony Wade Coker, 34, was arrested for loitering or prowling.

Clyde Lewis Ellison, 44, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, hold for other agency.

Randy Dale Ely, 47, was arrested for failure to register sex offender.

Sandy Louise Kilgore, 43, was arrested for public indecency.

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Dispatch audio from Baton Rouge police killings describes suspect with mask, long gun

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Three officers are dead, and at least three others are wounded from a Baton Rouge, Louisiana firefight Sunday. According to CNN, police state they do not believe the shooting is race-related, though it is still early in the investigation.

A call was made to police reporting a suspect walking around dressed in "all black" with a mask and a long gun.

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Ringgold to research details, but still open to creating dog park in town

After a couple of years of discussion, the city of Ringgold seems primed to begin seriously looking at creating a dog park in town so community members can have a nice outdoor place to take their pets.

During the most recent council meeting on Monday night, July 11, Mayor Nick Millwood spoke about the benefits of having a park in town and how much he thinks local pet owners would use and appreciate it.

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