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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 14-20, 2014
Posted: November 25, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 14-20, 2014.

LaFayette woman charged for egging ex-boyfriend’s car
Posted: November 25, 2014

A LaFayette woman was charged with criminal trespassing after she egged her ex-boyfriend’s car at LaFayette Garden Apartments on Patterson Road in LaFayette.

Couple passes counterfeit bills at LaFayette Wal-Mart
Posted: November 25, 2014

The LaFayette Police Department was dispatched to the LaFayette Wal-Mart on Sunday morning, Nov. 23, due to counterfeit $100 bills being spent at the store the previous day.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Tuesday, Nov. 25
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Tuesday's weather: Mostly sunny, high near 56
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Posted: November 24, 2014

Don Quarles, 71, Harrison, Tenn.

Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

Body retrieved from swimming pool confirmed as missing Lookout Mountain man
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

The body of a 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man who went missing this weekend was found in a swimming pool at the 100 block of Brow Road in Chattooga County in Cloudland on Sunday.

GSP troopers stepping up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday travel period
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt releases new single, plays tonight on Letterman’s “Late Show”
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Make sure to check out Cedartown’s Sam Hunt on late night television tonight.

AAA forecasts cheapest Thanksgiving gasoline prices in 5 years - prices keep dropping locally
Posted: November 24, 2014

When 41.3 million Americans load-up the family vehicle for a Thanksgiving road trip, they are likely to find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day 2013.

Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

North LaFayette Elementary hosts crime scene presentation for science
Posted: November 24, 2014

Criminal investigations spark interest in science as gifted students witness a presentation into the science of crime scene forensics.

Unattended French fries led to fire on Fortune Street in LaFayette
Posted: November 24, 2014

The fire that broke out on Fortune Street in LaFayette Saturday evening, Nov. 22, was started when a teenager left French fries cooking on the stove, officials said.

Georgia’s state parks open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Posted: November 24, 2014

This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families as well.

Vehicle of missing Lookout Mountain man found in swimming pool with body inside
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 10:45 am

The mini-van belonging to a 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain, Ga., man was discovered Sunday night, Nov. 23, submerged in a swimming pool with a body inside in Chattooga County.

Walker Empty Stocking Fund application deadline is Dec. 5
Posted: November 24, 2014

The 40th annual Walker County Empty Stocking Fund food distribution is Friday, Dec. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Agriculture center near the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.

Fort Oglethorpe DDA dismayed by five-year delay on LaFayette Road project
Posted: November 24, 2014

Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority board members were clearly at the 2019 start date for the LaFayette Road beautification project. But members were even more displeased by not seeing the timeline until several weeks after it was made public at a city council meeting.

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