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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Sept. 19-30, 2015

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Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 17 food service inspections at the following three establishments where food is served during the latter half of September 2015.

Aunt Effie's

5287 Alabama Highway, Ringgold

Sept. 30, 2015

Score: 86, Grade: B

Caffeine Addicts

7819 Nashville St., Ringgold

Sept. 29, 2015

Score: 97, Grade: A

Sonic 1078

1783 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Sept. 25, 2015

Score: 94, Grade: A


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Middle and high school students paint the town with Paint War Ringgold

Bobby Fleck, youth pastor of Ringgold United Methodist Church in Ringgold, and a team of 50 adult volunteers invited youth from the north Georgia and greater Chattanooga area for the first ever Paint War Ringgold. Billed as an event for kids to have fun and get messy, the concept was designed to reach out to local sixth through 12th grade students with the love of Jesus Christ.

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FirstBank Closes Merger With Northwest Georgia Bank

first bank merges with northwest georgia bank

FirstBank, the wholly owned subsidiary of First South Bancorp, Inc., and the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, announced Monday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Northwest Georgia Bank in Ringgold. The acquisition of Northwest Georgia Bank increases FirstBank’s assets to $2.9 billion, and also elevates FirstBank’s deposit market share from 22nd to 6th in the Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: September 4-10, 2015

Department for September 4-10, 2015.

Friday, September 4

Cody Bryan Burris, 20, was arrested for possession of schedule two drugs.

Jonathan Demarco Collier, 22, was arrested for armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes.

Adam Bricen Curtis, 20, was arrested for probation violation.

Ryan David Fickey, 24, was arrested for bond surrender, probation violation.

Robert Joseph Folks, 53, was arrested for criminal attempt, false statements, impersonating a public officer.

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Catoosa County hires county manager

catoosa county hires manager

James M. Walker Jr. has been hired as Catoosa County manager.

The five-member county commission has approved a four-year contract that will pay Walker a base salary of $125,000 annually.

"I think we're getting a great candidate," commission chairman Keith Greene said after the commission by a 5-0 vote approved Walker's hiring. "His credentials and experience will be an asset to the county."

After reviewing resumes from numerous individuals who applied for the job, the commission on Sept. 1 had narrowed their field to one: Walker.

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Walker, Catoosa Bi-Lo stores will transform into Food City in October

bi-lo to transition into food-city

Bi-Lo stores in Walker and Catoosa counties will come to a close in October and re-open as Food City.

According to Food City president and CEO Steve Smith, Bi-Lo locations in Rossville and Fort Oglethorpe will go into transition, as Food City takes over, on Oct. 4 and the locations will re-open on Oct. 7.

The LaFayette Bi-Lo store will close for transitions on Oct. 5 and re-open as Food City on Oct. 8.

The reason to keep the Georgia location transformations last is due to windows for licensing of the WIC program opening back up at the first of October, Smith said.

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Catoosa Emergency Response Team training classes scheduled for October

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The Catoosa County Community Emergency Response Team will hold the next CERT class on two Saturdays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Catoosa County FD Station 1, 5282 Evitt Street, in Ringgold.

The class is geared for residents of Catoosa County who are at least 18 years old or will be soon after the class finishes. Students must attend and complete both sessions in order to be certified as a Catoosa CERT team member. The class is free. Catoosa County residents will also be issued free equipment upon completion of the course.

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Burglars targeting animal health care facilities in Catoosa, Whitfield and Bradley Counties

animal hospitals burglarized

RINGGOLD, Georgia(WDEF) - Authorities in North Georgia are asking the public for help to put an end to a rash of burglaries. 

VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital in Ringgold just became the latest in a string of animal health care facilities to be burglarized. Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk told WDEF that location was an expensive hit.

"Taken from this burglary is going to be almost $7,000 worth of product," Sisk said.

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Local businesses “connect” to support Catoosa County public schools initiative

In 2013, Catoosa County public schools opened the Catoosa Online Academy (COA) to support high school students who desired a flexible schedule.

COA students have access to a teacher, but most of their instruction is delivered online. This format allows students to learn anytime and anywhere they have technology and access to Wi-Fi.

In 2014, COA drew the attention of Phil Erli, Ringgold Telephone Company’s executive vice president. Through the Evitt Foundation, Erli established a $10,000 matching grant to expand the COA concept in the system’s secondary schools.

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Possible endangered child in Catoosa County

child endangered catoosa county


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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