$4,000 worth of guns stolen from Ca­toosa home

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The theft oc­curred on Alexan­der Road in Ring­gold some­time be­tween Aug. 18 and Aug. 19.

RING­GOLD — Ca­toosa County sher­iff’s de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of ap­prox­i­mately $4,000 worth of firearms from a Ring­gold res­i­dence.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Depart­ment:

The theft oc­curred at the res­i­dence on Alexan­der Road in Ring­gold some­time be­tween 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 19.

The vic­tim told po­lice he left four of his guns in the out­build­ing next to his home after clean­ing them, but found them miss­ing the next morn­ing.

The guns stolen guns in­cluded a 9mm Luger hand­gun, Colt 45 re­volver, Smith & Wes­son dou­ble-ac­tion re­volver and a 20-gauge pump shot­gun.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent or the stolen firearms is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive Daniel Thacker with the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment at 706-935-2424.

Adam Cook, The Ca­toosa County News

Po­lice con­tinue in­ves­ti­ga­tion into week­end ar­son at­tempts

CAL­HOUN — Cal­houn po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing sev­eral in­ci­dents where a per­son set fires near the area of Wall Street over the week­end.

On Satur­day around 6:30 a.m., po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived at the Immedi- ate Care Clinic on Peters Street in re­sponse to a dam­age to prop­erty call. Po­lice spoke with fire­fight­ers who said a fire was set in­side a plas­tic garbage can near a glass door of the busi­ness.

The door was dam­aged be­cause of the fire. Around that same time Satur­day morn­ing, some­one set a fire in two dump­sters near South Wall Street. On Sun­day po­lice iden­ti­fied a pos­si­ble sus­pect in the ar­son at­tempts. Around 7:15 a.m., an of­fi­cer was trav­el­ing in the May Street area and no­ticed a man stand­ing by the road at Dan Cheri Drive, act­ing in a sus­pi­cious man­ner.

The man said he walked his wife to work at Apache Mills in the morn­ings.

Another of­fi­cer iden­ti­fied the man as the same per­son who was in the area the day be­fore, shortly after the fires had been set.

The of­fi­cers took the man’s con­tact in­for­ma­tion and al­lowed him to leave.

Later, po­lice went to the mill to speak with the man’s wife. Po­lice dis­cov­ered the man had walked there an hour be­fore and left with his wife, cit­ing a fam­ily emer­gency.

Brandi Owczarz, Cal­houn Times

Com­mis­sioner an­nounces mov­ing plans, res­ig­na­tion

CEDAR­TOWN — Mov­ing trucks were in front of the Rock­mart home of a Polk County Com­mis­sioner on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, load­ing boxes as a re­lo­ca­tion of her fam­ily’s home to a new county got un­der­way.

Com­mis­sioner Ste­fanie Drake Bur­ford said in a state­ment to the Stan­dard Jour­nal this morn­ing that she is in the first stages of a planned move to west­ern Cobb County, and that Wed­nes­day’s spe­cial called meet­ing for the board will be her last.

She plans to turn in a writ­ten res­ig­na­tion on Thurs­day to end her ten­ure on the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers just as the eighth month of her new term in of­fice comes to a close.

Bur­ford, an at­tor­ney based in Cedar­town, said she plans to keep her of­fice and op­er­ate out of Polk County.

She has been rep­re­sent­ing clients out of her Main Street lo­ca­tion for the past 12 years.

“This move is what’s best for my fam­ily, which is my top pri­or­ity. West Cobb puts us closer to my hus­band’s job, but not far from mine, closer to my fam­ily in Gwin­nett, and closer to my daugh­ter’s school,” her state­ment read. “She has been en­dur­ing an hour and twenty minute ride to school and my hus­band’s com­mute has been the same.” Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Stan­dard Jour­nal

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