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Catoosa Citizens for Literacy awards two scholarships to GED recipients

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Catoosa Citizens for Literacy awarded two GED recipients with $500 scholarships to the college of their choice. Shirley Smith, executive director for Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, presented Doris White and Kim Riddle with the scholarships at the GED graduation held at the Colonnade on June 12.

Smith said while in the GED program, both recipients showed dedication to their studies and overcame many obstacles in the process.

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Voters go to the polls Tuesday for runoffs

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Voters in Walker and Catoosa counties, along with voters across Georgia, will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election runoff.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are not local runoffs in either Walker or Catoosa.

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Lyndhurst offers $25,000 for landscaping at new canoe launch site in Catoosa County

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Not only is the newest launch site on the West Chickamauga Creek Blueway nearing completion, its surroundings will have professional landscaping and amenities thanks to yet another grant from the Chattanooga-based Lyndhurst Foundation.

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Home Invasion In Catoosa County

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Authorities in Catoosa County are on the hunt for two men Wednesday afternoon who they say robbed a homeowner at gunpoint on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning between 10 & 11 a.m. at a home on Grant Drive in Ringgold, a homeowner told police she heard the doorbell ring, and saw one of the suspects on her front porch, holding a package. The woman opened the door and signed for the package. The man set the package down, and then raised up holding a pistol. A second suspect then appeared, also holding a gun.

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No red ink: After 75 percent of its budget year, Catoosa County’s finances are rosy

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Through the first three-quarters of its budget year, Catoosa County government is reporting great financial strength.

The county’s chief financial officer, Carl Henson, presented good news when giving the general fund summary during the county Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, July 15.

Revenue is outpacing expenditures by $722,201 so far this budget year, Henson said. Revenue is exceeding expenses by $957,957 compared to the same time during the prior year, he said.

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Former foster mom accused of murder released from Catoosa County jail on bond

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Ringgold foster mother accused of murder is a free woman for the first time in more than five weeks after she posted a $75,000 bond on Thursday, July 3.

Clara Louise Edwards, 59, of a Mallard Hill address in Ringgold had been in the Catoosa County jail since May 28, charged with felony murder in the death of 2-year-old Saharah Witherspoon who died of severe head trauma on New Year’s Day.

Edwards was released from jail shortly before 4 p.m. on July 3, six days after her bond was set by Catoosa County Superior Court judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for June 2014

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 23 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served during June 2014 . Here are the results:

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Pygmie Pawlooza Concert to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care

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Pygmie Pawlooza comes to Ringgold, Ga on July 13th as the Velcro Pygmies rock the stage to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC) at the Davis Cattle Company located on Ooltewah Ringgold Rd.

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Ringgold: Former foster mom in jail for murder gets bond set at $75,000

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Ringgold foster mother, who has been in jail facing a murder charge for more than a month, had her bond set at $75,000 Friday afternoon, June 27, in Catoosa County Superior Court.

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Catoosa County General Primary Run-Off Election

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On July 22nd, Catoosa County will hold the General Primary run-off election. Polls will be open betweem 7:00AM to 7:00PM on election day. Advance voting will be held Monday thru Friday from June 30th to July 18th between the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Polls will be closed in observence of the July 4th holiday with extended hours of 8:00AM to 7:00PM on Thursday July 17th. Early voting willl take place at Catoosa Hall in downtown Ringgold and Westside Voting Presinct in Rossville.

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