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One person dead, another injured in Fort Oglethorpe taxi crash

deadly car accident in fort Oglethorpe

One person died and another is in critical condition following a crash in Fort Oglethorpe on Sunday, April 2, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, the fatal automobile accident occurred around 2:10 a.m. Sunday when a van ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

Terry Bernard Pickens, 46, of East Ridge, Tenn., was killed instantly due to head injuries suffered from the impact.

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Missing Fort Oglethorpe child located, mother on the run from police

Fort Oglethorpe child found, mother flees scene

Fort Oglethorpe police were able to recover a missing child Monday afternoon, Feb. 6, but the child's mother is still on the run after abducting him over the weekend.

Thirty-five-year-old Amanda Demarious Holloway of Fort Oglethorpe is wanted on a charge of interference with custody after she allegedly botched a visitation with the child, and failed to return him to his custodial grandparent last week.

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Fort Oglethorpe turns 68; a lot has changed

Fort Oglethorpe is a New Year's baby – born January 1, 1949. The city turned 68 years old the first of this month. Its siblings, Ringgold and Catoosa County, by contrast, are ancient at 169 and 163 years old.

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Boil water notice issued for Fort Oglethorpe customers after presence of e.coli found

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. — The city of Fort Oglethorpe has issued a boil water notice for all residents after the presence of e-coli was identified. That city news release says on Wednesday, e.coli bacteria were found on November 16th. That bacteria can make people sick. 

City officials say all water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled for at least a full minute, and left to cool before using.

The city says it's taking steps to expand flushing systems of the water distribution system and has increased sampling to keep an eye out for more presence of the bacteria.

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Three arrested in Fort Oglethorpe drug bust; meth and cash seized

A routine traffic stopped turned into a drug bust for Fort Oglethorpe police, who found three men in possession of about two ounces of meth, authorities say.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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Fort Oglethorpe police receive complaints of “creepy” clowns chasing residents

Fort Oglethorpe police have received complaints in the past two days of suspicious people dressed as clowns frightening area residents.

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Absolute Fit in Fort Oglethorpe: A fitness center with sledge hammers

There are now five fitness centers in Fort Oglethorpe, but Absolute Fit is likely the only one where sledge hammers are part of the exercise routine. Or where you’ll do tandem sit-ups holding a log. Or two-person push-ups outdoors.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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Lilly’s Produce in Fort Oglethorpe burglarized

On Saturday, Aug. 13, in the wee hours of the morning, thieves broke into Lilly’s Produce on Forrest Road in Fort Oglethorpe.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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Vintage Base Ball clubs play in Fort Oglethorpe July 23

The Lightfoot and Mountain City Clubs, two local clubs of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, will play the noon match of the day’s double-header Saturday, July 23, at the polo field in Fort Oglethorpe.

Mountain City (5-1) has a score to settle as their only loss this season has been to their local rival, the Lightfoot Club (6-0). The 2:30 p.m. match finds Mountain City back on the field hosting the Quicksteps Club of Spring Hill. This is the second year of play for both clubs.

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New businesses, jobs headed to Fort Oglethorpe soon

The city of Fort Oglethorpe is looking forward to welcoming a few new businesses to town in the coming months as part of the city’s ongoing growth.

According to City Manager Ron Goulart, there are at least four new businesses close to opening, including a three-business complex at the corner of Battlefield Parkway and Van Cleve Street in front of Regions Bank.

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