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Catoosa County teacher saves choking student

teacher saves choking student

A long-time Woodstation Elementary School teacher saved one of her fifth-grade students from chocking thanks to a quick reaction and training required by the school’s principal.

Donna Knight, a teacher at Woodstation for the past 10 years, was about to start administering a language arts assessment test on March 20 when she noticed one of her fifth-grade students choking.

Eleven-year-old Joseph Lyons had just consumed a gumdrop during the class’ snack time and gotten it lodged in his throat.

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State court coming to Catoosa County in summer 2016

state court coming in 2016

Rather than next New Year’s Day, it will be July 1, 2016, before Catoosa County State Court convenes for its inaugural session.

The sheriff, judges, attorneys and elected officials for several years have been in agreement that the county would benefit from having a State Court located in Ringgold.

Primarily, these courts of limited jurisdiction help speed the legal process by relieving pressure on Superior Court dockets and judges by allowing misdemeanor cases to move rap-idly through the judicial process.

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Pennies for Prom helps Catoosa County students

pennies for prom

Last year, about 3 weeks before prom, Shay Love got a call from the schools asking her help for some local kids who couldn’t afford to attend prom. After seeing the major need in the community, she decided to do it again this year, but to start the process much earlier. She is partnering with the PLC in Fort Oglethorpe to help get a list of students in need. Along with Shay’s work and donations—monetary and dresses--from the community, Southern Charm is helping with Tuxedo rentals for the boys.

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A new home from Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Catoosa County, and they are looking for an eligible family! An orientation will be held Saturday, March 21 at Ringgold First Baptist Church from 10am-12pm. Applicants must be residents of Catoosa County and have the ability to make house payments. In you are interested in applying for the Habitat house, be sure to bring proof of employment, with name and address of employer, current landlord's name and address, 2014 W2, a utility bill, and two forms of identification. 

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Suspect, wife arrested following suicide standoff near middle school in Catoosa County

arrest in ft o standoff

A Catoosa County man and his wife are behind bars this afternoon following a morning-long standoff on South Elmwood Street in Rossville, in which the man threatened to kill himself and any members of law enforcement who attempted to stop him.

According to Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk, the incident began early Wednesday morning, March 11, and ended shortly after 1 p.m., with no one being injured.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Feb. 20-26, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Feb. 20-26, 2015.

Friday, Feb. 20

Dylan Lee Kerr, 30, was arrested for probation violation.

Eric Lamar Gann, 28, was arrested for battery under the Family Violence Act, obstructing or hindering a 911 call.

Logan Walker Rice, 18, was arrested for financial transaction card fraud.

Matthew Clifton Thompson, 28, was arrested for too fast for conditions, weaving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce to host small business panel discussion

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion on small business ownership Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Colonnade Civic Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold.

Anyone who owns a small business or is thinking of starting a business is invited and should attend the free seminar, “Road Map to Successful Business Ownership.”

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Authorities seize 30 pounds of pot in Ringgold bust

ringgold drug bust

A Ringgold couple is behind bars on a slew of drug-related charges after the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department uncovered about 30 pounds of marijuana at the couple’s home and business Tuesday night, March 3.

According to sheriff Gary Sisk, the bust occurred while his office was serving search warrants at the Wallace residence.

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Catoosa County schools add ten minutes to days to make up for missed snow days

catoosa schools make up snow days

Catoosa County public schools will add 10 minutes to the school day to make up for inclement weather days.

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Boynton students celebrate success with accelerated reader

boynton elementary students

The Boynton media center was filled with over 150 students that have earned over 25 points on their Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader is a computerized supplemental reading program that tests reading comprehension.

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