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Catoosa County, Walker County, and Chickamauga school systems will be closed Friday, February 27th. 

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Winter storm warning from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM NEWNAN TO COVINGTON TO ATHENS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW POSSIBLY MIXING WITH RAIN AT TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES WITH UP TO 6 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA. LOWER AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ATLANTA METRO AREA AND ALONG THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF THE WARNING AREA.

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Former UGA and Falcons quarterback to speak at FCA banquet

The Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is proud to host the 2015 Home Team banquet on Tuesday, March 3, featuring D.J. Shockley, former University of Georgia (UGA) and Atlanta Falcons quarterback, as the keynote speaker.

Shockley is best known for his athletic achievements as a UGA quarterback from 2001-2005. For three years, he played as back-up to starting quarterback David Greene.

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Former Catoosa County sheriff Ronald Bowman has died

Former Catoosa County sheriff Ronald Lee Bowman died Monday, Feb. 16, after a long illness. He was 61.

Colonel Ronald Lee Bowman of Rock Spring died at his residence with his devoted wife Betty by his side.

Colonel Bowman, the son of the late Robert and Katherine (Kitty) Ballew Bowman, was born June 17, 1953, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Rossville man arrested in Fort Oglethorpe for shoplifting

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An alleged shoplifter is behind bars in Catoosa County after he was charged with thefts at several locations over a five-day stretch, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Christopher Evan Gravitt, 19, of Nawaka Avenue in Rossville was arrested Friday, Feb. 13, on three counts of shoplifting. A hold was also placed on Gravitt for probation violation out of Walker County. His bond was set at $4,050.

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Lawsuit delayed: Court issues stay for Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties

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The Catoosa County Superior Court granted an agreed-upon continuance on Monday for a hearing in the lawsuit filed by Catoosa County against the Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties.

This places an indefinite halt on proceedings until at least May 13. Following that deadline, the case will remain out of court unless a hearing is actively sought by one of the involved parties.

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Local Business Spotlight: Georgia Winery

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In 1982, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Sr. bought 50 acres of land hoping to cultivate and farm it for his family. Thirty years later, the Georgia Winery has become a major attraction in Catoosa County and North Georgia. I sat down with Adrian Prouty--grandson of Dr. Rawlings--to find out more about the family business.

Why did you choose to open your business in Ringgold?

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 9-15, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 9-15, 2015

Jan. 9

George Willard Ingram, 37, was arrested for probation violation, bench warrant.

James Deforest Powell, 50, was arrested for obtaining or attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Walmart Neighborhood Market opening Wednesday in Fort Oglethorpe

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Fort Oglethorpe following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The new store is located at 1155 Battlefield Parkway and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The store will provide Fort Oglethorpe residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries, fuel and pharmacy.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 2-8, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 2-8, 2015.

Friday, Jan. 2

David Ronald Smith, Jr., 24, was arrested for Bench warrant, bond surrender.

Joshua William Barnett, 30 was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Kyle Brown, 29, was arrested for bench warrant.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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