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Two Ringgold teens arrested in string of entering autos in Catoosa County

Two Ringgold teens have been arrested on multiple entering auto charges after they allegedly ransacked a number of vehicles over the weekend, with one of the girls actually burglarizing a home with the residents inside asleep, police say.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Thief steals LaFayette woman’s Xanax
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 11:12 am

A LaFayette woman said she woke up to find a man inside her residence. The man then fled, apparently taking her medications with him, she said.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Posted: January 28, 2015

James E. Ball, 53, Chickamauga

Comic books, computers stolen from LaFayette residence
Posted: January 28, 2015

A LaFayette man said someone entered his residence and stole about 75 of his comic books, as well as several computers he was in the process of repairing.

Rossville man arrested on aggravated assault, battery charges in Ringgold
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:22 am

A Rossville man is being held in Catoosa County jail without bond after, police say, he allegedly attacked and broke the arm of another man in Ringgold.

Fort Oglethorpe's Sixth Cavalry Museum approved for needed renovations
Posted: January 28, 2015

Needed renovations to the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe are making head way after being on hold for more than a year. The city of Fort Oglethorpe council approved the museum renovations at the end of 2014.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Jan. 28
Posted: January 28, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Wednesday's weather: Sunny, high 49
Posted: January 28, 2015

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Funeral arrangements announced for Ringgold’s Wesley Smith
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Wesley Smith, who became president of Northwest Georgia Bank in Ringgold in 1978 and was appointed chairman and CEO in 2004, died Monday.

Ringgold’s electronic sign saga still up in the air; committee to evaluate future placement
Posted: January 27, 2015

Two weeks after deciding to begin the relocation process of the large electronic sign in the center of downtown Ringgold, the city council decided to restart the controversial plan Monday night, Jan. 26, after a cloud of confusion surrounded the vote two weeks prior.

Gas prices remain steady in Northwest Georgia
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Man receives minor injuries in single-vehicle accident in LaFayette
Posted: January 27, 2015

A single-vehicle accident on Ponder Creek Road in LaFayette was met with minor injuries late Monday afternoon, Jan. 26.

Graysville gets a new water line
Posted: January 27, 2015

It is big news in the small community of Graysville when you see heavy equipment, trucks and workers digging a new ditch. Graysville is a registered historical township and one of the oldest communities in Catoosa County. It even has a township council, and at one time a manufacturing company, a depot and jail. The Catoosa Utility District Authority approved and authorized the construction of a new water line for this area a while back and it is now beginning to take shape. Ronnie Lockhart, owner of Lockhart Trenching and Boring of Rock Island, Tenn., and his crew are putting in a 20-inch welded pipe, which will serve as a sleeve for the new 12-inch-high tech water line. Their job is to get the sleeve pipe under any road surfaces and keep the disturbance of traffic to a minimum. Once the new lines are in place, the old line will be abandoned. The old line was beginning to give problems and the new one will save money in the long run. All of the work is being supervised by Eslinger Construction and Brown Construction, both local businesses. (Article and photos submitted by Graysville resident Dan Phillips. “As a resident of Graysville, I am glad to see the improvement to our community,” Phillips said. “Hopefully a new sewer system will be next.”)

Fort Oglethorpe mayor pro-tem receives certificate of achievement
Posted: January 27, 2015

Fort Oglethorpe council member and mayor pro-tem Earl Gray will be recognized at the annual Mayor’s Day Conference for his training accomplishments with the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 25.

Walker County man said someone stole his Harley Davidson motorcycle
Posted: January 27, 2015

A Flintstone man said he returned to his unlocked garage to find his Harley Davidson motorcycle stolen from a residence off John Thompson Road.

Ringgold man arrested for shoplifting at LaFayette Walmart
Posted: January 27, 2015

A Ringgold man was arrested at the LaFayette Walmart for trying to return a Sony Sound Bar that he did not purchase, police said.

LaFayette woman returns from vacation, finds $7,000 worth of items taken from residence
Posted: January 27, 2015

A LaFayette woman said she returned home from her Florida vacation to find her residence off Mahan Avenue burglarized of more than $7,000 in items.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 9-15, 2015
Posted: January 27, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 9-15, 2015

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Posted: January 27, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Tuesday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 49
Posted: January 27, 2015

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before 10 am, then a slight chance of rain between 10 am and 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Light northwest wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday 01/26/2015
GNTC offering free GED practice tests
Posted: January 26, 2015

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is offering free practice tests from January 26 to February 28, 2015 to all current or potential adult students at one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area. The free practice test must be taken at a GNTC Learning Center.

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