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UPDATE: Sixteen year-old boy accidentally shot by brother

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk tells Channel 3 that an older brother was "mishandling" a firearm when it accidentally discharged, fatally wounding his younger step brother at the Catoosa County home.

Sisk confirms to Channel 3 the victim is 16-year-old Hunter Harbin.

The weapon was a .38 caliber revolver.

Sisk says that charges will no be filed in the incident.

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Sixteen year-old boy dead in Catoosa County from gunshot wound

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

A 16-year-old boy is dead after detectives say he was shot at his family's home in Catoosa County.

Detectives believe the shooting was accidental, although their investigation is in the preliminary stages.

The call came in before midnight at a residence on Edgemond Circle. Captain Chris Lyons with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department said other people were home at the time, including some family members.

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Suspect arrested in Ringgold church burglary case

Catoosa County detectives have arrested a man in connection with a recent burglary at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Ringgold.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jordan Alexander McMichen, 20, of Trixie Lane in Ringgold, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a charge of second-degree burglary. He has been released from jail on bond.

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Local Ringgold restaurant supplies backpacks to local students

Farm to Fork school donation

Farm to Fork restaurant in Ringgold offered a school supply challenge to its customers pledging to match all school supplies brought in to the establishment. Lori Harris of Farm to Fork said the customers did a good job of filling up the supply box.

“We received 20 backpacks with supplies in them from Bill and Lorraine Henderson,” she said, “and a large donation of supplies from Alvin and Sherry Mashburn of Remco Business center.

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First Baptist Church of Ringgold celebrates 175 years as a congregation

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This Sunday, the First Baptist Church of Ringgold will celebrate a special homecoming service by marking its 175th anniversary as a congregation. 

In 1840, seven years prior to Ringgold’s incorporation, a group of Christians established Zion Hill Baptist Church. Its first location was on the western side of Taylor’s Crossroads—Ringgold’s name prior to 1847—on what we now know as Guyler Street.  Four years later, the church joined the Coosa Baptist Association, which covered most of North Georgia at the time, and became Ringgold Baptist Church.

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Fort Oglethorpe councilman resigning post to run for mayor

Fort Oglethorpe city council member Earl Gray will resign today (Thursday, Aug. 20) to run for the city’s mayor post.

In a statement, Gray said, “To the citizens of Fort Oglethorpe I respectfully announce my candidacy for the office of mayor of our great city..."

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Qualifying for Ringgold elections is Aug. 31 through Sept. 2

The general election for the city of Ringgold will be interesting this year, as voters will decide on a new mayor and determine the future of three city council seats.

The city will hold its election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the open seats. Qualifying for those posts will occur between Monday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Prospective candidates will be able to qualify each of those three days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Attorneys In Erlanger, Hutcheson Lawsuit Poring Over Thousands Of Pages Of Documents

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Attorneys involved in the lawsuit between Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga and Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe said they are poring over thousands of pages of documents, and the discovery process is going to take longer than anticipated.

The attorneys earlier were aiming to have discovery completed by Nov. 20.

The new goal is April 2016.

Attorneys, in a joint motion, told Federal Judge Harold Murphy of Rome, Ga., that the original plan was to have the documents produced by July 20, then finish the depositions by the Nov. 20 deadline.

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Catoosa chamber accepting applications for Leadership Catoosa 2015-2016

Leadership Catoosa is a program of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. It selects diverse and qualified individuals to participate in a structured program that enhances leadership skills and community involvement for the betterment of all citizens, businesses, organizations and governments in Catoosa County.

Through presentations, discussions and work sessions, the program seeks to inspire those who are willing to get involved. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and interact with current community and business leaders throughout the program.

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Is streaming saving television?

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Cancellation doesn’t mean the end for TV shows anymore. Thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, many shows get a second life or get picked up off the pilot cutting room floor.

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