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Officials say no hazardous materials found at site of LaFayette plant fire, so far

On Monday officials with the city of LaFayette, a federal EPA coordinator, and the owner of the business that occupied the old Barwick Mills said that no hazardous chemicals have been found at the scene.

Meanwhile, EPA officials caution residents within a half-mile of the site to seek shelter, shut doors and windows, and turn off heating and air units as heavy smoke is being swirled low to the ground and should not be inhaled.

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Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School offers weekly community art classes

Anyone in the community now has the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of art classes. Choices for the weekly classes include clay, printmaking, stained glass, tie-dyeing, photography and many more. Room 310 is open from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from November to May.

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Fort Oglethorpe Police Dept. Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2015.


Melissa Nichole Rollins, 35, of 3245 Castle Avenue, East Ridge was arrested October 29 on charges of driving while license revoked and theft by shoplifting.

Nicolas Coldwell Gravitt, 19, of Lookout Mountain, GA was arrested October 30 on charges of driving while license suspended/revoked and failure to yield when entering the roadway.

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Battlefield Farmers Market to host annual Crafter’s Day Nov. 14

Battlefield Farmers Market will celebrate the end of its 2015 season with the annual Crafter’s Day Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m-4 p.m. The market is just behind the Civic Center, 10052 Hwy 27 North, in Rock Spring.

The day features crafts for customers such as hand-made jewelry, wooden toys, scarves, wreaths, goats milk soaps, jams and jellies, crocheted items and more. Several local farmers still have vegetables coming in as well for fresh produce.

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Fort Oglethorpe 5k marathon benefits 6th Cavalry Museum Nov. 14

Support the 6th Cavalry Museum at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Saturday, Nov. 14. This event, which is organized by Chattanooga Track Club, includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a junior marathon and a 5k.

The museum will receive $5 from every entry into the 5k. The full marathon and half marathon begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k begins at 8 a.m. All events start and finish at the 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe.

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Complete results for Nov. 3 city elections in Catoosa County



A runoff between Nick Millwood and Tony Hullender will be held Dec. 1.

Nick Millwood – 144 (37.6%)

Tony Hullender – 147 (38.4%)

Jerry Payne – 92 (24%)

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Earl Gray sweeps mayor's race in Fort Oglethorpe

Earl Gray has overwhelmingly won the election for Fort Oglethorpe mayor. Gray, who resigned his post as a council member to run for mayor, garnered 584 votes (72.64%). He defeated incumbent mayor Lynn Long, who received 176 votes (21.89%), and Judd Burkhart, who received 44 votes (5.47%).

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)


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Spotlight on Local Non-Profits: Nathan Anderson Cemetery Trust

Nathan Anderson Cemetery Trust

One of Ringgold's oldest cemeteries, the Nathan Anderson Cemetery on Lafayette Street near Georgia Highway 151, is accessible from downtown along the LaFayette Street sidewalk. Many of the communities earliest and most notable citizens were laid to rest at the site. Some authorities speculate that the cemetery location actually dates back to the days of the Native American mound builders. Its more recent history began with the Cherokees as part of Assistant Chief Richard Taylor's Mount Hope plantation.

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While Hollywood bombs at the box office, Netflix starts the month off with new streaming titles

netflix november

Tinseltown is currently reeling from recent box office bombs. But while the current state of film seems a bit bleak, a new month means Netflix has a slew of options for your viewing pleasure.

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Give local children in need a Christmas to remember!

CIS christmas

Communities In Schools is seeking individuals and businesses that are willing to commit to sponsoring a child or children for Christmas. CIS is looking to provide Christmas to 40 students this holiday season. Students have already been selected based on need from the Catoosa County Performance Learning Center, Ringgold, Lakeview, and Heritage Middle and High Schools.

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