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Judge denies bond for Goins in murder case

A woman facing murder charges for shooting a LaFayette mother as part of ascheme to snatch her newborn was not given a bond Thursday afternoon by Catoosa County chief magistrate judge Johnny Gass.

The first appearance hearing for 37-year-old Catherine Goins of Hixson, Tenn., was held about 1:30 p.m. at the Catoosa County Courthouse with Goins discussing her charges with Gass via videoconference.

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Catoosa County sheriff says woman orchestrated murder to steal victim’s newborn

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A woman, who last week claimed she shot and killed a home intruder, has been charged with murder for planning the killing to steal the victim’s newborn, Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk revealed in a news conference this morning.

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Rodeo to benefit RHS Wrestling Team

Rodeo for RHS wrestling team

Support Ringgold High School Wrestling! This Saturday, September 27th at Davis Cattle Ranch, come and enjoy an evening of Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. The event is being hosted by the Takedown Club—the booster club for the RHS Wrestling Team. All proceeds will benefit the Ringgold High School Wrestling program. The event is from 6pm-9pm. Tickets are $10 and children 12 and under get in free! For more information, contact dmoss.rhs@catoosa.k12.ga.us.

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Catoosa County School Grieves Loss Of Student

Students in Catoosa County are grieving over the loss of their classmate today.

And at the same time his classmates are trying to cope, school officials are hoping to calm alarmed parents.

It's a little less bright today at Heritage Middle School.

Banners line the hallway remembering 11-year-old Chandler Bolden as an athlete, student and leader.

"He was an outstanding leader, both inside the classroom and outside the classroom as well. Just a precious young man," said Principal Chris Lusk

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Ringgold’s pedestrian bridge project to start soon, could finish by year’s end

The city of Ringgold will see its long-awaited pedestrian bridge project come to fruition in the coming months after four years of discussion, cost analysis, and planning.

Mayor Joe Barger and the city council discussed the progress of the bridge during its most recent meeting Monday night, Sept. 22, and according to project architect Ross Andrews, it looks as though the start of the project could be imminent.

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Fund set up for family of Catoosa County pastor who died of leukemia

As the nation recognizes Leukemia Awareness Month, Catoosa County residents mourn the loss of one who lost his battle with the cancer.

Danny Eiler died Monday, Aug. 25, at the age of 30. He had battled leukemia for three years, but his rapid decline came as a shock for most loved ones.

Eiler was part of The Springs church for seven years, first joining as the new youth pastor and later becoming head pastor. He stepped in when the church needed a pastor most, and The Springs made it through some major difficulties under his leadership.

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Citizen challenging candidate’s run for Fort Oglethorpe council; hearing will be held

The city council race in Fort Oglethorpe just got a little more complicated.

Citizen Steve Cooper is challenging former council member Charles Sharrock’s qualifications to run for the ward 4 council seat in the Nov. 4 special election.

Temporary council member Derek Rogers and Sharrock qualified earlier this month as candidates for the seat. Cooper filed a written complaint Sept. 22 challenging Sharrock’s candidacy for council due to his removal from public office in November 2012.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department still investigating fatal Ringgold shooting

TheCatoosa County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday afternoon, Sept. 19 in Ringgold, in which a woman staying at her boyfriend’s house shot and killed another female whom she believed to be an intruder.

According to sheriff Gary Sisk, his office is still tyring to sort out the incident and trying to establish the relationship of all involved.

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Catoosa County Habitat's “Hard Hats and High Heels” fashion show gives performance to remember

The community showed up in full support for Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity at the “Hard Hats and High Heels” fashion show Saturday night, Sept. 20.

The event held at the Catoosa County Colonnade featured performances by Tempo Dance Studio, a catered dinner, silent auction, photography sessions and a spectacular runway show. The event raised money to build Habitat homes for local families.

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Fort Oglethorpe DDA wants to be included in city budget

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The Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority is back on track with a solid five-person board.

Even though two members are new to the group, the momentum has picked up to start planning the next move. Ideas were tossed around at the DDA meeting Sept. 15.

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