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Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: June 6-12, 2014


Ericka Barbara Haynes, 21, of 177 Mallard Hill, Ringgold, was arrested June 6 on a charge of theft by shoplifting.

Vance Lee Bell, 50, of 110 Pine Hill Drive, Rossville, was arrested June 5 on an outstanding warrant.

William Daniel Thompson, 34, of 11955 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, was arrested June 6 on a charge of driving while license suspended.

Carolyn Sue Heath, 37, of 250 Palm Beach Ave., Rossville, was arrested June 6 on a probation violation.

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Ringgold Police Department applying for COPS Grant, cracking down on traffic safety

The Ringgold city council recently approved its police department’s request to apply for grant funds from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) as part of a hiring program to strengthen the agency.

According to Ringgold police chief Dan Bilbrey, the funds help add a position to the department, while saving the city a little money.

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Former FCC commissioner fights for better American broadband

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This week in D.C., former FCC commissioner Michael Copps had some harsh words about the current state of broadband in the U.S., and referred to the wave of merger mania in the telecom world as ‘insanity’.

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Officials warn parents against leaving children in hot cars

It’s never a good idea to leave a child alone in a car, local child experts say, but somehow it still happens as evidenced by a metro Atlanta case Wednesday that killed a 22-month-old.

The Cobb County death resulted in a murder and cruelty to children charge for the father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris.

Authorities said Harris was supposed to drive his son to day care, but instead drove straight to work and didn’t realize the boy was strapped into his car seat until the ride home that afternoon.

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Special program at Chickamauga Battlefield park

Chickamauga Battlefield

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Charles G. Harker at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864, a special 90-minute ranger-led program will be conducted at Chickamauga Battlefield, June 21, at 2 p.m.

Car caravan tour will begin at the visitor center. Visitors are encouraged to bring portable chairs.

For more information about programs and other special events contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at

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Catoosa library hosts summer reading program

Boy Reading

The Catoosa County library kicked off it’s 2014 summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, READ,” June 7, and will host a variety of activities throughout the summer for familes to enjoy.

Also on June 7, the library and Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan officially kicked-off “Fizz-Boom, $ave for College,” a statewide initiative designed to encourage kids to read throughout the summer and remind their parents and grandparents about the importance of saving for college.

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Tractor trailer hits, kills pedestrian in Catoosa Co.


Georgia State Patrol are on the scene of a fatal crash just south of the Ringgold exit on Interstate 75.

A tractor trailer was just coming off the scales when a pedestrian was struck and killed. 

More Info (WRCB Channel 3)

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Memorial planned Friday for fallen Walker County K-9 deputy


A public memorial service has been scheduled for Walker County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy Tanja, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday, June 13, according to Walker County sheriff Steve Wilson.

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Ringgold installs safety handrails on two streets downtown

Two streets in downtown Ringgold got a little safer in recent days after the city installed new safety handrails to Cleburne Street behind the Nashville Street businesses and along Shady Place.

The city approved the safety measures in December, and then gathered information and feedback from the businesses’ owners directly affected by the Cleburne Street upgrade before awarding the bid.

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Fort Oglethorpe hospital announces management team changes

hutcheson announces management changes

Hutcheson Medical Center announced organizational changes to its executive management team on Monday.

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