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GDOL to help Lake Winnepesaukah hire lifeguards in Rossville July 7

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Lake Winnepesaukah recruit 12 certified lifeguards Tuesday, July 7, from 2-6 p.m. at the park, 1730 Lakeview Drive, in Rossville. The park will be open until Oct. 31.

In addition to being certified, applicants must be able to pass a swimming test. For those who are not certified, the Red Cross will conduct a life guard training program at the lake Friday, July 10. The cost to attend the training is $200. The certification is valid for two years.

Salaries depend on experience.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for June 20-30, 2015

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Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 6 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served during the second half of June 2015.

Highs and lows: Pizza Hut Delivery on Battlelfield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe and Cabela's Inc. in Fort Oglethorpe earned a perfect score of 100. Thai Garden on Battlefield Parkway earned an “unsatisfactory” score of 68.

Arby's

2392 LaFayette Road, Ft. Oglethorpe

June 29, 2015

Score: 98, Grade: A

June 24, 2015

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Take a stay-cation with new titles streaming on Netflix

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A new month means more Netflix! As Summer heats up, stay cool with more selections from the on-demand streaming giant.

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Man arrested for swindling Ringgold woman out of $2,400

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A Tunnel Hill man was arrested in Ringgold after he allegedly stole hundreds of dollars from a woman after agreeing to do some work on her house, and then skipping out on the work, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jacob Moore Lowe of Varnell Road was arrested Thursday, June 25, on a charge of theft by deception. He was released from jail on bond later in the day.

A woman contacted the sheriff’s department in April regarding the theft, claiming Lowe had agreed to do some heating and air work at her home, then made off with her money.

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Georgia Northwestern’s Catoosa campus expecting to open doors fall 2016

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“Catoosa.” It’s a Cherokee word meaning “between two hills.” It’s only fitting that from amongst the massive mounds of dirt visible this year along Catoosa County’s Ga. Highway 151 would arise the next step in the future of its growth.

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Rossville brothers arrested for stabbing man, ransacking house in Catoosa County

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Two Rossville brothers are behind bars in Catoosa County on a bevy of violence and theft charges after a man got stabbed following a dispute over an supposed stolen wallet, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Justin Aaron Costlow, 23, and Jason Allen Costlow,stab 24, were arrested Wednesday, June 24.

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Georgia Division of Family and Children Services needs adoptive families

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The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. On June 3, DFCS launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for those children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. There is a particular need for “forever families” for sibling groups and teenagers.

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College news for Catoosa and Walker County

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Valdosta State University announces dean’s list and graduates for spring 2015

Valdosta State University announced the names of students who earned dean’s list status for the spring semester and those who graduated.

Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are placed on the list.

The following local area students were named to the list: Elizabeth King and Madison Smith of Ringgold and Ashley Prescott of Rossville.

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6 People Killed In 9-Vehicle Crash On Northbound I-75 Near Ooltewah Exit; Interstate Shut Down Until Early Friday Morning

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Six people were killed in a 9-vehicle crash on Thursday night on northbound Interstate 75 near the Ooltewah exit. 

Police Sgt. Craig Joel said, "This is probably the most tragic motor vehicle crash I've seen in 20 years."

There were over 15 people involved in the massive wreck. Police said,"The exact number of people involved is still being determined due to multiple parties which were transported to local hospitals."

The identification of the victims will be pending family notifications.

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Catoosa County committed to safe and clean public schools

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Superintendent Denia Reese announced the board of education spent three months in 2013 surveying and listening to stakeholders to develop priorities for the current strategic plan. One recurring theme was that stakeholders expected the school system to be good stewards of taxpayer resources by providing clean and well-maintained facilities.

To fulfill this stakeholder expectation, Catoosa County public schools environmental services team will be very busy cleaning and maintaining schools this summer while teachers and students are out of the buildings.

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