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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.

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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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Catoosa County commissioners hear reports, take action: Finances improving, state court application moving forward, purchases and law-suits OK’d

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Catoosa Countycontinues to reap the rewards of a rebounding economy, particularly in retail sales tax collections.

That was made clear during the most recent meeting of the county Board of Commissioners.

Carl Henson, the county’s chief financial officer, reported a 1.2-percent increase in optional sales tax collections for the 12-month period ending last month. Even better, LOST (local option sales tax) and SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) collections were each higher than for the same month in 2013.

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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce partners with Stocking Full of Love

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The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Catoosa County sheriff’s department and Stocking Full of Love program has a goal of collecting 500 toys by Thursday, Dec. 11.

Collection boxes are at the following locations: Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Northwest Georgia Bank, First Volunteer Bank, 1st Tennessee Bank, Mountain Community Federal Credit Union, Serenity Salon and Spa, The Chamber, Community National Bank, Above the Ridge and the Catoosa County Library.

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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

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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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