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Pennies for Prom helps Catoosa County Students

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Two years ago--3 weeks before prom--Shay Love got a call from the schools asking her help for some local kids who couldn’t afford to attend prom. After seeing this major need in the community, she decided to make it an annual fundraiser. She is partnering with the PLC in Fort Oglethorpe to help get a list of students in need. Along with Shay’s work and donations—monetary and dresses--from the community, Southern Charm is helping with Tuxedo rentals for the boys.

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Heritage Middle School academic bowl team advances to state finals

The Heritage Middle School academic bowl team competed in the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) regional academic bowl tournament in Lafayette where they were undefeated in their seven matches. They advanced to the state finals in Milledgeville, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 23. They are coached by Pam O’Keefe and Denie Pursley

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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Fort Oglethorpe firefighters focus on education, prevention

The U.S. Fire Administration reported 474,000 fires in the United States in 2013. That's down 19% from 2004.

That's not surprising to Sgt. Larry Jackson and Sgt. Brad Horne of the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department.

“A lot of our work now focuses on education and prevention,” says Jackson, “and because of that we’re not seeing as many fires.”

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Catoosa County Sheriff's Office searching for a man wanted for rape

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office and Fort Oglethorpe police are searching for a man wanted for rape.

James Works Junior deputies tell us he is considered armed and dangerous.

Works is wanted for rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment.

Works is 5'10" tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has multiple tattoos.

Read More. (News Channel 9)

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Catoosa County man dies following Sunday evening shooting

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting Sunday night, Dec. 20, which claimed the life of one man.

The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. at a residence at 1095 Twin Cedars Road near the Walker County line, sheriff Gary Sisk said.

Witnesses told police 53-year-old Jackie Saunders showed up at the residence and began assaulting his father, Jack Saunders..

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Georgia Winery increases production with new tanks

On Monday, Nov. 30, the Georgia Winery received three new 3,000-gallon stainless steel tanks. After signing on with Empire Distribution in October 2014, the request for having Sweet Southern Wine in liquor stores and wine shops throughout the state of Georgia has continued to grow.

The demand for Georgia Winery’s wines has grown so much they will be receiving three more 3,000-gallon tanks in January. These tanks are jacketed and cooled via a glycol as opposed to their standard walk-in cooler, which allows the winery to continue their freeze fermentation process on a larger scale.

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Man charged with sending nude photos to Catoosa County teen

A Chattanooga, Tenn., man was recently arrested in Catoosa County after he allegedly sent nude photos of himself to a female student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Eric Shane Worley, 37, of East 47th Street, was arrested Dec. 3 on a charge of electronically furnishing obscene materials to a minor. He has been on bond.

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Catoosa County coroner presents plan for post-Hutcheson morgue

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Tuesday morning, while negotiations regarding the sale of Hutcheson hospital were under way, Catoosa County coroner Vanita Hullender advised county commissioners of a contingency plan to provide morgue services should the hospital close.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Nov. 17-30, 2015

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Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted seven food service inspections at the following establishments where food is served during the final two weeks of November 2015.

Buffalo Wild Wings

37 Parkway Plaza, Fort Oglethorpe

Nov. 18, 2015

Score: 99, Grade: A

Cochran's Auto Truckstop Inc.

11343 Hwy 41, Ringgold

Nov. 20, 2015

Score: 60, Grade: U

Nov. 25, 2015

Score: 70, Grade: C

El Cactus Restaurant

90 Battlefield Station Drive, Fort Oglethorpe

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 13-19, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 13-19, 2015.

Friday, November 13

Brandon Richard Ferrel, 23, was arrested for probation violation.

Dakota Michael Green, 19, was arrested for terroristic threats and acts.

Haley Alexis Griffin, 20, was arrested for obstruction or hindering law enforcement, marijuana less than one ounce, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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