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Hutcheson hospital to acquire Walker County’s ambulance service

The Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa board of trustees, during their monthly meeting on July 29, were unanimous in voting to acquire the Walker County Ambulance Service.

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Funeral services for Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith to be held Tuesday afternoon in Fort Oglethorpe, Chattanooga

A Fort Oglethorpe Navy man, who lost his life following the tragic July 16 shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be laid to rest Tuesday afternoon, July 28, with his funeral beginning at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe.

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Heritage Middle School students receive superior ratings at competition; selected for all-state and honor bands

Heritage Middle School “Legion of Generals” band, directed by Bill Wynn, earned several awards in the 2014-2015 school year. HMS band students who chose to participate in “Festival Winds” practiced for months after school in addition to their normal practice time before the spring competition. The band earned superior ratings on the grade III and grade IV programs at LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation). The HMS sixth grade band earned superior ratings on a grade I program.

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Catoosa and Walker college news

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Climer of Ringgold elected president of UNG student government

Michaela Climer of Ringgold was elected to serve as president of the University of North Georgia student government association for the 2015/2016 academic year.

SGA is the official voice for the student population at UNG. Students are elected by their peers and strive to maintain and improve the student experience through policy.

University of North Georgia announces students named to president’s and dean’s lists

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Catoosa students honored at SkillsUSA championships for skilled workforce

Students from technical education programs in Ringgold-area high schools and colleges won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Industry leaders representing more than 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for demonstrating excellence in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All competitions are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

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Catoosa County installs surveillance cameras at elementary schools

Catoosa County Public Schools recently implemented an additional security measure to its elementary schools by installing video surveillance cameras to further ensure student safety.

School system director of operations Doug Suits says that with the new cameras, the county’s 10 elementary schools will be safer when school starts Aug. 17.

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Catoosa County hires interim manager

Several days after his assuming the position, Billy Beckett was officially hired as interim manager for Catoosa County during the Board of Commissioners meeting July 7.

Dave Wills, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's government relations manager, suggested Beckett as a candidate for the post.

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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.


2392 LaFayette Road, Ft. Oglethorpe

June 29, 2015

Score: 98, Grade: A

June 24, 2015

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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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