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Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity dinner, fashion show slated for September

Habitat for Humanity fashion show

Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity’s work is never done. The assistance that Habitat volunteers provide make the dream of home ownership become a reality for many people.

Fundraisers and sponsorship are held year-round to build homes. This year a special community fundraiser is in the making and is sure to be a good time for everyone.

The 2014 Dinner and Fashion Show, “Hard Hats and High Heels,” is planned for Sept. 20 at the Catoosa County Colonnade.

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Ringgold's Clark Park Ready for Spring Fun

Clark Park Ringgold

The City of Ringgold's Clark Park located on Robin Rd near downtown is open and ready for local residents to get out and enjoy the warm weather. The City of Ringgold leased the 24.6 acre green space from the Clark Family.  The area was used last October for the 150th Battle of Ringgold Gap Civil War Reenactment and is a place that Director of Downtown Development, Joseph Brellenthin sees as a place for residents and their families to enjoy the outdoors.


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Dalton Police warn of old scam with new twist

DALTON, GA (WRCB) -Police in Dalton are warning of an old phone scam, with a new twist...

Several complaints have been reported to Dalton Police, in which a caller from a New York Area Code says they are from Publisher's Clearing House. 

The caller says you won a large cash prize that will be delivered to your house by a man in a Brink's truck with a police escort. 

According to police, the caller then says you need to first make a payment to receive the prize. The scammer then says to load 850-dollars on a 

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Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year.

Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at 3:06 a.m. EDT and ending at 4:24 a.m. EDT.

The moon will be rising in the western Pacific, and so only the last half of the eclipse will be visible there. In much of Europe and Africa, the moon will be setting, so there won't be much, if anything, to see.

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Walker County: Monthly outreach health-care program begins in LaFayette

walker county health care

A Walker County church has initiated a free monthly program that aims to provide health care to those unable to afford it.

For nearly two years, LaFayette Presbyterian Church has worked on a multi-phase plan to serve the community.

“It started with a donation to the church,” said Matthew Williams, director of LaFayette Main Street and Economic Development. “They wanted to see it used for people who couldn’t afford health care otherwise and to promote the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

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Fort Oglethorpe hospital reports $1 million loss in February

Hutcheson $1 million loss

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe lost about $1 million during February, according to its latest financial report.

The hospital’s board of directors approved the report during a hospital meeting on March 26. The total loss for February was $1,065,011. The hospital had budgeted, or expected, a profit of $200,000.

During the previous month, in January, the hospital lost about $157,000.

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New carpet plant in Carbondale, GA could be world's biggest

DALTON, GA (Times Free Press) -

The first phase of flooring magnate Bob Shaw's 2.4-million-square-foot carpet mill in Carbondale, Ga., will come to life in June, completing the initial step toward construction of what Shaw says could one day be the largest carpet plant in the world, and one of the largest single manufacturing buildings of any type under the sun.

Boeing's airplane assembly plant in Everett, WA, generally acknowledged as the largest factory in the world, measures 4.3 million square feet.


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Multi-County Manhunt Underway

Joshua Bradford

At least six agencies are involved in a manhunt in Catoosa County that's been going on since late Sunday night.

Deputies tell us  they found one of the suspect's shoes Monday morning and they are bringing in K-9's to try track down the man.

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Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office

Catoosa Sheriff's Report

Between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, a theft occurred on Post Oak Road in Ringgold, in which a motor vehicle was stolen.

The victim told police he discovered his John Deere brand tractor with cab and bucket missing from the unoccupied residence on March 21.

The tractor was also equipped with a utility sprayer.

The total estimated value of the equipment is $36,400.

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Amazon playing with Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

This week Amazon released Amazon Fire TV–its long-rumored media streaming device. According to the international commerce and electronic company, it has watched these devices for many years and knows what does and does not work for consumers. They stated that by “inventing and simplifying”, Amazon has made a superior device that will (hopefully) make the “complexity disappear”.

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