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Clara Edwards murder trial, Day 2: Day-care workers describe victim as sad, withdrawn child

During the second day of the trial for a Ringgold foster mother accused of murder, witnesses described how the 2-year-old victim often seemed withdrawn and unhappy.

The trial began Tuesday in Catoosa County Superior Court, with jury selection taking place Monday. The jury consists of seven women and five men.

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Trial begins for Ringgold foster mom accused of murder in death of 2-year-old

The trial for Clara Louise Edwards, accused of murder in the death of her 2-year-old foster daughter two years ago, began Tuesday in Catoosa County Superior Court.

Saharah Weatherspoon was injured at the family’s Mallard Hill home between Dec. 29 and 30, 2013, and died from her injuries after being taken off life support on Jan. 1, 2014, while at T.C. Thompson’s Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: January 22-28, 2016

Arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for January 22-28, 2016

Friday, January 22

Christopher John Akers, 29, was arrested for use of communication facility in committing or facilitating a felony, sale of meth.

Ricky Leon Collins, 52, was arrested for possession of schedule two drugs, theft by shoplifting, criminal trespass, obstruction or hindering law enforcement, possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Carl Leon Dodd, 46, was arrested for bench warrant.

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Ringgold Police Department swears in two new officers

The Ringgold Police Department welcomed two new officers to its agency on Friday, Jan. 29, by holding a special swearing-in ceremony where the men took the oath of peace officer.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Heavy rain brings down a roof in Rossville, blocking lanes on Chickamauga Avenue

The city of Rossville is working to clear a collapsed wall from Chickamauga Avenue after a building’s roof collapsed overnight due to heavy rains, sending debris into the roadway.

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Shop in downtown Ringgold is truly “keeping treasures alive”

Two years ago, Joy and Rodney Pfeifer opened an antiques and vintage shop in Ringgold called Keeping Treasures Alive. The treasures they keep alive are more than just stuff — they’re also a sense of community and togetherness.

“One time,” says Joy, “a customer overheard me talking about an upcoming medical test and asked if she could pray with me. Soon five of us were standing in a circle holding hands and praying together.”

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Pennies for Prom helps Catoosa County Students

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Two 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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Man dies in motorcycle crash in Fort Oglethorpe

Fort Oglethorpe police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday evening, Jan. 31, in which a truck collided with a motorcycle, claiming the life of a 32-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., man.

According to police captain Gary McConathy, the wreck occurred about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cloud Springs and LaFayette roads along U.S. Highway 27.

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THE GENERAL 100 TO ROLL THROUGH NORTH GEORGIA: Inaugural 100-mile relay race to raise money for a good cause

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RINGGOLD, GA - On September 24th, 2016, the first annual General 100 relay race will take place. The 100-mile relay race will faithfully follow the historic route of the "Great Locomotive Chase" of 1862 beginning just north of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia and finishing just south of Chattanooga in Ringgold, Georgia.

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64-year-old man shot, killed in SWAT standoff in Walker County; GBI investigating

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2 a.m. the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Walker County Sheriff's Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Sheila Gail Lane in Rossville during a SWAT standoff.

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