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Fort Oglethorpe police department sponsors "Joy Ride for Jan" this Saturday

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The Fort Oglethorpe Police Department invites you to "Joy Ride for Jan" this Saturday, July 26th. The motorcycle ride is to raise money in memory of Jan Blevins who passed away July 4th after a battle with cancer. Jan was married to Fort Oglethorpe police officer Steve Blevins for 26 years. The ride was originally planned as a fundraiser for her medical bills, but Jan passed away before the ride could take place. 

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Former Catoosa sheriff’s deputy’s lesser sentence upheld in Court of Appeals

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Tuesday, July 22, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a ruling upholding a lesser sentence for a former Catoosa County sheriff’s deputy convicted of numerous child sex crimes in 2013.

In March 2013, the now-40-year-old William Stephen Crossen pleaded guilty to 14 child sex charges that took place in 2012 involving a teenage girl. The charges included sexual exploitation of a child, dissemination of computer pornography, interference with custody, and sodomy.

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Walker, Catoosa sheriffs discuss pitfalls of jailing the mentally ill

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All across America, similar numbers are repeated again and again.

Officials at Chicago’s Cook County Jail estimate at least 30 percent — and often more than 50 percent — of the jail’s daily inmate population of more than 10,000 suffer from mental illness.

Except for geography and size, the same is true in northwest Georgia, according to local law enforcement officials.

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Ringgold to host Career Expo today, July 23

A product of January and February joint meetings of all its boards, the city of Ringgold plans to host a career expo July 23 at the Ringgold High School gymnasium.

According to Ringgold’s director of downtown development, Joseph Brellenthin, the city council, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) all wanted to improve local employment by getting more skilled people into the right jobs.

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Election runoff results for Walker and Catoosa counties

Here's results from Walker and Catoosa counties County for the three statewide runoff elections, as well as the Republican Georgia House District 1 runoff . 

The results, taken from the Secretary of State's website, are not certified official until they are signed off by Secretary of State Brian Kemp. 

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Catoosa Citizens for Literacy awards two scholarships to GED recipients

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Catoosa Citizens for Literacy awarded two GED recipients with $500 scholarships to the college of their choice. Shirley Smith, executive director for Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, presented Doris White and Kim Riddle with the scholarships at the GED graduation held at the Colonnade on June 12.

Smith said while in the GED program, both recipients showed dedication to their studies and overcame many obstacles in the process.

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Voters go to the polls Tuesday for runoffs

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Voters in Walker and Catoosa counties, along with voters across Georgia, will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election runoff.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are not local runoffs in either Walker or Catoosa.

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Lyndhurst offers $25,000 for landscaping at new canoe launch site in Catoosa County

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Not only is the newest launch site on the West Chickamauga Creek Blueway nearing completion, its surroundings will have professional landscaping and amenities thanks to yet another grant from the Chattanooga-based Lyndhurst Foundation.

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Comcast's new retention plan: Don't let the customer cancel

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Calling the cable company-for any reason-is never fun. We all know that. But usually it’s nothing more than a small inconvenience to your day. Unless you’re calling Comcast. When Ryan Block called wanting to disconnect his service, his experience was much worse than many of us can imagine. Last week, Block–former editor-and-chief of Endgadget–and his wife called Comcast in an attempt to disconnect service. After arguing with the rep for over 10 minutes, Block decided to record the rest of the nearly 20 minute ordeal. This is the result:

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Mill Creek Neighborhood Yard Sale

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This Saturday, July 19th, Mill Creek Subdivision is having a HUGE neighborhood yard sale. Mill Creek subdivision is located off of Graysville Road near the railroad tracks and Graysville mill.

The yard sale will begin at 8:00 am and continue until 1:00 pm.

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