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Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m., and crews worked feverishly to control the blaze, which ultimately burned half of the two-story structure down to the foundation.

According to Catoosa County Fire & Rescue deputy chief Jim White, two adults and three children were in the home when the fire started.

“We’re just glad there were no fatalities and no injuries,” White said.

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Catoosa County commissioners approve additional dollars and days off

catoosa commissioners vote for more money and days off

Catoosa County’s commissioners have approved additional economic development funding, installation of a new filing system as part of courthouse renovations and a couple of actions that should extend holiday cheer for county employees.

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Citizens urged to support Fort Oglethorpe hospital

The second of three court-ordered public forums regarding the potential sale of Hutcheson hospital was held Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Walker County Civic Center. The 90-minute meeting was similar, yet different, from one held Nov. 11 in Catoosa County.

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Catoosa County high school’s RESPECT team volunteers to paint Habitat house

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s RESPECT group is helping paint Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity’s most recent house.

These students are considered the best students overall at the high school, overseeing the Renaissance reward program. The program, launched at LFO in 1997, recognizes students with good grades, good behavior and good attendance, according to program sponsor Traci McCracken.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, 2014.

Friday, Oct. 31

David Ormand Eubanks, 79, was arrested for child molestation, aggravated child molestation.

James Tyler Sloan, 32, was arrested for probation violation.

Joanna Violet Torres, 29, was arrested bench warrant, bond surrender, hold for Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Floyd Womble, 40, was arrested for probation violation.

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Crime Stoppers: Check forgery at Ringgold church being investigated

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an identity theft and forgery incident that occurred in October, in which someone forged a check from a Ringgold church.

An employee of Cross Pointe Community Church recently discovered someone made a counterfeit check to match that of one of the church’s, and subsequently forged another person’s name onto it.

The fraudulent activity occurred sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, with it actually being discovered and reported on Friday, Oct. 31, reports show.

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Red Ribbon week at Graysville Elementary

Red ribbon week graysville

   The month of October was a busy one for the counseling department at Graysville Elementary School. Students at Graysville Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 20 through 24 to emphasize staying drug free. The Red Rabbit (Counselor Susan Blair) came to visit the kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms. The Red Rabbit spoke to the students about staying drug free and how important that is to good health.

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Science Night at RES

RES science night

On October 23, 2014, the Ringgold Elementary School Family came together for an absolutely electrifying night of fun!  Students experimented with building rockets, electricity, catapults, other simple machines, rocks & minerals, and much more.  The Chattanooga Creative Discovery Museum provided the various activities, training teachers who volunteered their time to man the stations that evening.  Fifth grade science teacher, Melissa McKown, organized the event and shared, "Science Night was a wonderful community-school event with fun and learning had by all!" 


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Mother arrested for using knife on son; family claims self defense

catoosa mother arrested

RINGGOLD, Georgia(WDEF) - A mother is in jail after police say she assaulted her son with a knife. But another family member who say they witnessed the incident says she saying was merely defending herself in her own home.

Catoosa County Sheriff deputies were called to home in the 4000 block of Highway 41 in reference to a domestic disturbance with weapons involved. 

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Catoosa County prepares to sue hospital for audited financial reports

catoosa county to sue hospital

Catoosa County commissioners have decided the time has come, and passed, for Hutcheson Medical Center to provide audited financial reports for the years 2008-2013.

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