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Catoosa County school system working on numerous projects

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After completing major renovation projects at two of its high schools over the past year,Catoosa County Public Schools is keeping up the progress by also undertaking minor projects to help upgrade smaller areas of need throughout the system.

According to Doug Suits, director of operations for Catoosa County Public Schools, there are no “major” projects on the horizon, but smaller projects are ongoing to help with upkeep at some of the older school buildings.

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Catoosa chamber to host seminar for small business legal issues

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Georgia Chamber will host a seminar entitled “Employment Law for the Small Business: A Legal Update” Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Colonnade Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. for registration until noon.

Cost is $99 for chamber members, regardless of affiliation and $125 for non-members. Topics covered include:

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Catoosa County school board finalizes five-year strategic plan

Catoosa County Public Schools’ new strategic plan has been a year in the making.

School administrators have collected surveys from parents, students and throughout the community to pinpoint the areas that citizens find most important.

The plan was built on public input and has many initiatives that will serve the school sys-tem for the next five years.

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Catoosa County adopts budget and a 5 percent property tax increase

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Following two public hearings and two budget workshops last month, Catoosa County commissioners trimmed an additional $300,000 from next year’s budget.

Rather than paying $30 more each year in property taxes — what someone with a home valued at $120,000 would have paid in the original proposal — property owners now will see an increase of roughly $11 in the budget adopted Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Flash flood warning issued...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN CATOOSA COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA SOUTHERN MURRAY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA EAST CENTRAL WALKER COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA WHITFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA UNTIL 930 AM EDT. AT 329 AM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOODING FROM A SERIES OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA THAT HAVE QUICKLY RESULTED IN AT LEAST 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL.

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Two people safely rescued in Catoosa County

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Rescue workers in Catoosa County have safely reached and rescued two people Tuesday morning.

A woman and man were brought back to the command post just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported, according to officials.

Rescue officials received the call just after 1 a.m. with requests from the sheriff's office to help rescue a distressed person.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 15-21, 2014

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These people were booked at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 15-21, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 15

Earl Dean Bryant, 59, was arrested for contempt of court-child support.

Christopher David Clark, 25, was arrested for probation violation.

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Catoosa public schools announces annual coupon book fundraiser and sponsor

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Catoosa County public schools launched the annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Weeks & Peters Insurance. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until September 8.

Packed with great savings, the book includes a half-price oil change, discounts at restaurants and family entertainment centers. Catoosa school superintendent Denia Reese said it was a “win-win opportunity.”

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Walker, Catoosa school systems report nearly 20,000 in enrollment

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The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.

According to Heather Holloway with Walker County Public Schools, the system currently has 9,061, which is down from the 9,169 it ended with last year.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 8-14, 2014

These people were booked into the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department during Aug. 8-14, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 8

James Paul Cash, 28, was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Tony Casper, 22, was arrested for probation violation.

Charles Eugene Johnson, 51, was arrested for battery under the family violence act, obstructing or hinder 911 call.

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