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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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Large mountain lion spotted in LaFayette neighborhood

LaFayette police are warning residents that a large mountain lion has been spotted in the Dogwood Circle subdivision in LaFayette.

After contacting Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), residents are urged to call Walker County 911 if the mountain lion is spotted.

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Ringgold man arrested after reporting false stabbing

A Ringgold man was arrested for allegedly lying to authorities, claiming another man had stabbed him, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jason Michael Tilley, 38, of Agappa Lane, was arrested Wednesday, July 6, on a single charge of false report of a crime.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. when Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Agappa Lane in reference requested welfare check.

While traveling to the residence, deputy Coby Cunningham was notified that a person had been stabbed in the arm, reports show.

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Police: 5 officers dead, 6 hurt in Dallas protest shooting

DALLAS (AP) Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said, in a week that bore dark echoes of the tumultuous civil rights era.

Read More. (News Channel 9)


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Ringgold pedestrian dies after being struck by drunk driver

The family of a 28-year-old Catoosa County woman is in mourning after she was fatally hit by a drunk driver on Sam Lewis Road on Thursday evening, June 30.

According to the Georgia State Patrol Post 5 in Dalton, Kimberly Teague Dotson died after she was struck while out enjoying a walk with her sister.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department arrest report for June 24-30, 2016

Robert Leon Dawson, 45, was arrested for probation violation.

Joshua David Defries, 32, was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Lee Webb, 21, was arrested for possession of Schedule II drugs-hydrocodone, criminal trespass under the family violence act, simple battery under the family violence act, disorderly conduct.

Jeffrey Lebron Williams, 47, was arrested for probation violation.

Beverly Nichole Vandergriff, 28, was arrested for bench warrant.

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USDA Forest Service warns of wildfire danger

The forest is VERY DRY now and the fire danger is EXTREMELY HIGH. Please help us prevent wildfires from destroying our forest resources and our homes.

Northwest Georgia is experiencing drought conditions. Be extremely careful with campfires and debris burning. Also, please remember that fireworks are prohibited on National Forest land.

For more information contact:

USDA Forest Service or your local Georgia Forestry Commission office.


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