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Walmart Neighborhood Market opening Wednesday in Fort Oglethorpe

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Fort Oglethorpe following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The new store is located at 1155 Battlefield Parkway and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The store will provide Fort Oglethorpe residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries, fuel and pharmacy.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 2-8, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 2-8, 2015.

Friday, Jan. 2

David Ronald Smith, Jr., 24, was arrested for Bench warrant, bond surrender.

Joshua William Barnett, 30 was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Kyle Brown, 29, was arrested for bench warrant.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Catoosa County Crime Stoppers: Truck stolen

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Between 4 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 5, a residential burglary and auto theft occurred in the 400 block of Martin Ward Road in Tunnel Hill.

The victim told police he believes a relative stole his truck and also welding gas bottles from inside a building at his mother’s residence.

The victim stated he was awarded the building, all its contents, and a Ford F-250 truck recently when his father passed away. He also stated that Catoosa County Probate Court judge Jeff Hullender signed off on the will certifying so.

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Catoosa County Schools on a 2-hour delay Thursday

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Catoosa County Schools will open on a 2 hour delay Thursday.  The school system is sending a text message through the new SchoolCast text message service.

Bus rider information:

  1.       Students should wait inside watching for the bus.
  2.       The bus will stop at the home, and blow horn if necessary.
  3.       There may be some delays since buses will be stopping at each home.
  4.       If you cannot see the bus from your home, students may wait with you in your car at the bus stop.
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Catoosa County paying its share of Hutcheson debts

A new creditor could soon be added to the list of those seeking to recover financial losses from Hutcheson hospital in bankruptcy court: Catoosa County.

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Shooting range under fire: Catoosa County sheriff discusses details of planned shooting range

After more than a year of planning, Catoosa County will soon have a shooting range available so that local law enforcement agencies will have a place to properly practice their firing skills, says sheriff Gary Sisk.

The new 200-yard-by-50-yard shooting range, an endeavor spearheaded by Sisk, is being constructed on a county-owned piece of property off Davis Ridge Road near the old landfill.

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Former Catoosa County band teacher’s child molestation trial pushed back to March

A former Catoosa County middle school band instructor has had his pending child molestation trial pushed back once again and will now look to go to trial in March.

Thomas Harold Blevins III, 31, of Dunlap, Tenn., was slated to have his trial begin on Dec. 8, but officials with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit district attorney’s office say the trial has been pushed back to the March criminal trial calendar.

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United Way ready to reach campaign goal thanks to companies like Propex

The annual community campaign for United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties has reached $574,000, approximately 98 percent of its $585,000 goal.

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One Person Dead After Crash In Fort Oglethorpe

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One unidentified person died in a multiple-car accident in Fort Oglethorpe Thursday evening.

The accident happened just after 5 p.m. on State Highway 146, also known as Cloud Springs Road, in front of the Gateway Mall.

We are working to get more details on this story, including how many cars were involved, whether anyone else was injured, and how exactly the crash happened.

Read More (News Channel 9)



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Georgia Northwestern Technical College will break ground this week on Catoosa County campus

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State and local leaders in education and government will break ground Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the site of the future Catoosa County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

The college’s soon-to-be sixth campus will be located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 151 and Holcomb Road in Ringgold. The $12-million facility will house a 60,000-square-foot facility which will sit on 36 acres.

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