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Possible endangered child in Catoosa County

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA -

Catoosa County officers are searching for a preteen girl that could be in danger. 

According to Catoosa County's facebook page the Sheriff's Office responded to the 2300 block of Taylors Ridge Road in reference of a trespassing report Sunday. 

The complainant state the lock on the gate leading to the cell towers had been cut and upon arriving at the cell towers he observed a white or beige older 90s Ford F150 truck parked on the property the post states. 

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Catoosa County schools launch annual coupon book sale

Catoosa County public schools launched the annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Weeks & Peters Insurance. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The coupon book is packed with great savings, including a $10 oil change, discounts at restaurants and family entertainment centers.

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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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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

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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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

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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Qualifying for Ringgold elections is Aug. 31 through Sept. 2

The general election for the city of Ringgold will be interesting this year, as voters will decide on a new mayor and determine the future of three city council seats.

The city will hold its election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the open seats. Qualifying for those posts will occur between Monday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Prospective candidates will be able to qualify each of those three days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Catoosa chamber accepting applications for Leadership Catoosa 2015-2016

Leadership Catoosa is a program of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. It selects diverse and qualified individuals to participate in a structured program that enhances leadership skills and community involvement for the betterment of all citizens, businesses, organizations and governments in Catoosa County.

Through presentations, discussions and work sessions, the program seeks to inspire those who are willing to get involved. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and interact with current community and business leaders throughout the program.

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Catoosa Chamber to host first annual fireman/policeman recognition luncheon

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The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the first annual fireman and policeman recognition luncheon Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11: 50 a.m. at the Colonnade Civic Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold. The program will encompass Ringgold, Ft. Oglethorpe as well as the county fireman and police.

During these stressful times the chamber wishes to pause and thank those who keep the community safe. Mary Carpenter, chairman of the chamber board believes they should be honored for their diligent service.

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Former Catoosa County school band director found guilty of child sex crimes against former student

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The child molestation trial of a former Lakeview Middle School band director concluded Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, after a jury of eight women and four men found Thomas Harold Blevins III guilty on five of 13 counts.

Blevins was immediately taken into custody after being found guilty of one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes and four counts of child molestation.

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Closing statements made in molestation trial of former Catoosa County school band director

The largest crowd of spectators this week gathered in Catoosa County Superior Court Friday morning to hear closing arguments in the child molestation trial for a former school band director, accused of numerous sex crimes against two former female students.

Thomas Harold Blevins III, 32, of Dunlap Tenn., who has been under house arrest for the past year and a half, faces 17 counts that include child molestation, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, sexual assault against a student, and false imprisonment.

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