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Internal affairs files reveal Chattanooga police officer's suspension caused by 'extensive evidence' of sexual harassment

Chattanooga police officer Ricky Ballard was suspended after an internal investigation determined that he was sexually harassing female cadets, internal affairs documents reveal.


Ringgold police investigating gas station burglary

Ringgold police are investigating the burglary of a gas station that occurred early Tuesday morning, Feb. 19 on Battlefield Parkway. According to the Police Department, the incident occurred just after 3 a.m. at the Victory Fuels store at 5710 Battlefield Parkway.


Catoosa County residents consider pros, cons of sales tax ahead of March vote

With early voting on Catoosa County's new sales tax set to begin Feb. 25, advocates for and against the 1-percent increase worked to sway public opinion in their favor last week.


Man wanted in Catoosa Co. for assaulting a police officer

Catoosa County deputies are looking for a man accused of assaulting a police officer. Deputies say Joseph Thomas Lolley, 42, may be in the Chattanooga area. They say his last known address was along Farmland Drive in Rossville, Georgia.


Warrants taken out by DPD in animal cruelty case

The Dalton Police Department has obtained warrants for the arrest of 26-year-old Morgan Kinder of Dalton in relation to an investigation of animal cruelty. She is charged with six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 16 counts of cruelty to animals.


No charges expected after search of ex-Fort Oglethorpe officer's home

A spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said this morning that the agency does not expect to file charges against a former Fort Oglethorpe officer, whose home they searched in October.


PHOTOS: Woman uninjured after car ends up in Catoosa County creek

A car has ended up in a creek in Catoosa County on Wednesday night. It happened near a canoe boat ramp off of Graysville Road near Hames/Dug Road. Officials at the scene tell Channel 3 that the driver said she was trying to turn her car around and ended up in South Chickamauga Creek.


Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – It will likely be Friday before Dug Gap road in Whitfield county is open again. A mud slide Wednesday sent dirt and debris across one lane of Dug Gap Battle Road. (see video above)


Catoosa County tax commissioner to write off certain delinquencies

Catoosa County officials have given the tax commissioner’s office permission to write off certain delinquent accounts related to personal property bills. During the Feb. 5 Board of Commissioner’s meeting, County Attorney Clifton “Skip” Patty explained Tax Commissioner Gary Autry’s request to get som


Ringgold man arrested on drug charge while loitering around school

A Ringgold man was arrested on a drug charge for allegedly being in possession of meth while loitering around an elementary school, police say. According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:


Video shows hikers rescued from rising north Georgia creek

VILLANOW, Ga. — First responders are credited with saving two trapped hikers amid swift-moving waters in north Georgia, Wednesday. Walker County officials said they were called to a section of East Armuchee Creek just before 9 a.m. in regard to two men who were stranded amid rising water near Mannin


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Ringgold sailor participates in unit exercise aboard USS Bainbridge

Seaman Trevor Dempsey from Ringgold performs maintenance on the portside king’s post aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) during composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) Feb. 10 in the Atlantic Ocean. Bainbridge is currently underway conducting COMPTUEX


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Several school districts in Chattanooga area closing, delaying opening Thursday

Several school districts in the greater Chattanooga area will be closed or open on a delay Thursday because of the inclement weather and illness. Bradley County, Cleveland City, Meigs County and Polk County schools will open on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 21, because of weather conditions, ac


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Walker County court officer fired after being indicted in the fatal shooting of his son

Walker County (Georgia) Sheriff Steve Wilson fired court officer Patrick Ray Wooten last week after a grand jury indicted him in the death of his son. Wooten was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in May 2017 after he shot 30-year-old Patrick Lance Wooten in the chest. The case has been


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Area Arrests for Feb. 21

Editor's note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o