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Funeral for Ringgold teen who was accidentally shot is Saturday

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The funeral for Hunter Harbin Jr., the Ringgold teenager who died in an accidental shooting on Monday, will be Saturday, Aug. 29.

Here is his Hunter Harbin’s funeral notice and obituary, from Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Oglethorpe.

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Shaw to make more carpet from recycled PET

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Shaw Industries Group Inc. plans to spend tens of millions of dollars at a South Carolina carpet fiber plant to increase the use of fiber from recycled plastics.

The world’s largest carpet maker, based in Dalton, Ga., is planning new polyester extrusion operations that will include the use of recycled PET beverage containers. The company also will add nylon fiber capacity.

Production is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter at the Lexington County, S.C., plant.

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Catoosa County Health Department’s WIC farmers’ market also open to general public

The Catoosa County Health Department will sponsor a WIC (Women, Infants, Children) farmers’ market from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the health department, 145 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. The market, which is open to the public, will feature fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: July 31-August 13, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for July 31-August 13, 2015.

Friday, July 31

Vincent Zachery Buscemi, 23, was arrested for probation violation.

Brittany Lynn Bryant, 21, was arrested for texting while driving, use of safety belts, open container in vehicle, weaving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Amanda Nichole Clayton, 20, was arrested for battery.

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UPDATE: Sixteen year-old boy accidentally shot by brother

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UPDATE: Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk tells Channel 3 that an older brother was "mishandling" a firearm when it accidentally discharged, fatally wounding his younger step brother at the Catoosa County home.

Sisk confirms to Channel 3 the victim is 16-year-old Hunter Harbin.

The weapon was a .38 caliber revolver.

Sisk says that charges will no be filed in the incident.

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Sixteen year-old boy dead in Catoosa County from gunshot wound

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after detectives say he was shot at his family's home in Catoosa County.

Detectives believe the shooting was accidental, although their investigation is in the preliminary stages.

The call came in before midnight at a residence on Edgemond Circle. Captain Chris Lyons with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department said other people were home at the time, including some family members.

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Suspect arrested in Ringgold church burglary case

Catoosa County detectives have arrested a man in connection with a recent burglary at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Ringgold.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jordan Alexander McMichen, 20, of Trixie Lane in Ringgold, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a charge of second-degree burglary. He has been released from jail on bond.

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Local Ringgold restaurant supplies backpacks to local students

Farm to Fork school donation

Farm to Fork restaurant in Ringgold offered a school supply challenge to its customers pledging to match all school supplies brought in to the establishment. Lori Harris of Farm to Fork said the customers did a good job of filling up the supply box.

“We received 20 backpacks with supplies in them from Bill and Lorraine Henderson,” she said, “and a large donation of supplies from Alvin and Sherry Mashburn of Remco Business center.

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First Baptist Church of Ringgold celebrates 175 years as a congregation

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This Sunday, the First Baptist Church of Ringgold will celebrate a special homecoming service by marking its 175th anniversary as a congregation. 

In 1840, seven years prior to Ringgold’s incorporation, a group of Christians established Zion Hill Baptist Church. Its first location was on the western side of Taylor’s Crossroads—Ringgold’s name prior to 1847—on what we now know as Guyler Street.  Four years later, the church joined the Coosa Baptist Association, which covered most of North Georgia at the time, and became Ringgold Baptist Church.

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Fort Oglethorpe councilman resigning post to run for mayor

Fort Oglethorpe city council member Earl Gray will resign today (Thursday, Aug. 20) to run for the city’s mayor post.

In a statement, Gray said, “To the citizens of Fort Oglethorpe I respectfully announce my candidacy for the office of mayor of our great city..."

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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