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Catoosa County purchasing new uniforms, equipment for fire department

new uniforms and equipment for catoosa fire department

Catoosa County recently invested in the future if its fire department by approving the purchase of new uniforms, as well as equipment to help in a variety of rescue scenarios.

Fire Chief Randy Camp addressed the county commissioners Tuesday night, March 21, and proposed purchasing uniforms for department employees rather than renting them, as has been the practice for the past few years.

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Pennies for Prom helps ensure local students don't miss prom or graduation due to finances

pennies for prom 2017

Three 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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Catoosa County man takes drugs to parole meeting, gets arrested again

catoosa parole arrest for drugs

A Ringgold man out of jail on parole landed right back behind bars late after allegedly arriving to a meeting with his parole officer with numerous drugs in his car, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Phillip Glenn Hooten, 22, of Riddle Circle, was arrested March 2 on charges of possession of marijuana (more than an ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and a parole violation.

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Catoosa County fire ruled arson

arson in catoosa

Emergency crews battled a fire in Catoosa County early Thursday morning, March 2, and investigators say it was arson.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department, the blaze erupted around 4:13 a.m. at 37 Mark Lane just off Roach Hollow Road.

Catoosa County Fire & Rescue was able to extinguish the flames, while fire marshal investigators combed through the scene to determine the cause.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said fire investigators with his office have ruled arson as the cause of the incident.

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Catoosa County detectives investigating residential burglaries

residential burglaries investigation

Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries that resulted in more than $2,000 worth of stolen property.

According to the Sheriff's Department, two burglary calls came in two days apart between Feb. 18 and 20.

The first occurred on Wright Circle in Tunnel Hill, with the second taking place on Quiet Hollow Lane in Ringgold.

In the Wright Circle incident, the offender(s) made off with about $1,400 worth of tools after breaking into the home through the front door.

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Catoosa County Sheriff's Department warns of money scam

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Two women charged with armed robbery in Catoosa County; detectives searching for third suspect

Two women in custody for armed car robbery, in pursuit of third suspect

Two armed robbery suspects are behind bars in Catoosa County with a third on the loose after the trio allegedly stole a man's car at knife point in Ringgold, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Cornelia Victoria Perry, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Stephanie Amanda Cannon, 33, of Hixson, Tenn., were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8, on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, and a charge of engaging in criminal activity while having street gang affiliations.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report for Jan. 20-26, 2017

Catoosa Sheriff Report January 2017

Friday, Jan. 20

Jerry Lee Matthews, 46, was arrested for probation violation.

Karen Lee Hafley, 36, was arrested for suspended or revoked license.

Lynn Lake, 59, was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Terri Michelle Harris, 22, was arrested for theft by taking.

Michael Shay Lewis, 43, was arrested for affixing a license plate with intent to misrepresent, seat belt requirements.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Jan. 1-27, 2017

january 2017 restaurant report card

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections, at the following 22 establishments where food is served, during the first four weeks of 2017.


2219 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Jan. 27, 2017

Score: 100, Grade: A

Ci Ci's

723 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Jan. 23, 2017

Score: 94, Grade: A

Circle K Stores Inc./Subway

11418 41 Highway, Ringgold

Jan. 27, 2017

Score: 100, Grade: A

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Catoosa County attempted murder suspect Weldon now in custody

catoosa attempted murder suspect in custody

A two-day manhunt in Catoosa County for Wesley Gage Weldon ended Thursday night, Jan. 26, when authorities were able to track him down and get him into custody.

According to Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk, his agency received a tip Thursday evening that Weldon was holding up at a residence in Walker County.

Around 8:30 p.m., members of the Catoosa and Walker County sheriff's departments and U.S. Marshalls approached the residence, where they indeed located Weldon.

Sisk says Weldon tried to evade officers again, but was tased and immediately taken into custody.

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