Collections for Catoosa County Animal Shelter

On Saturday, April 10th, from 8:00 – 11:00 AM at City Hall, Council Lady Rhonda James and Mayor Pro Tem Paula Stinnett are collecting donations to help provide items for the Catoosa County Animal Shelter. Items needed are Advantage Flea Prevention, Dry Puppy Food, Dry Kitten Food, Cat Litter Pans, Both Small and Medium Sized, Litter Box Scoopers, Dog and Cat Toys, No Rawhide, Stainless Steel Food Bowls, Medium Size, Double Sided Feeding Bowls, Medium Size, Full or Queen Blankets, New or Used, and Large or Extra Large Hard Pet Taxis. Monetary donations for the shelter are always great. Both ladies would like to remind everyone how important adoptions are. Hope to see you Saturday! Please see the video below:

The City of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a regular schedule Council Meeting on Monday, April 12th at 6:00 PM.  The public is invited to attend.  To view the Agenda, please click on the button below:

The Draft Catoosa County Joint Comprehensive Plan is now available.   Click on the image below to view:




Catoosa County and the Cities of Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan Update for 2021-2031 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989.  This draft was prepared by Catoosa County and the Cities of Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold with broad public participation and with guidance from a Steering Committee of public and private sector individuals.

Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities to accept comments on the Draft Joint Comprehensive Plan.  After the public hearing and receipt of public comment, the draft plan will be submitted for review by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  Plan approval by June 30, 2021 is required to maintain Qualified Local Government (QLG) status for each local government per the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 allowing continued eligibility for State loans, grants, or permits for another five years.

This public hearing on the draft plan will be held in the Public Meeting Room, Catoosa County Administration Building, 800 LaFayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736 at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Copies of the draft Comprehensive Plan will be available for review on the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission website,


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Welcome to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Located only 5 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and about 90 minutes north of Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Oglethorpe is a fascinating city with a history rich in local and national color. We were home to the 6th Cavalry and the WAC’s. Generations of Americans serving their country entered or left their service through the gates of our city. Fort Oglethorpe also serves as the entrance to the Chickamauga National Military Park, the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War Parks.

Fort Oglethorpe, Chattanooga, and the Tennessee River Valley, are wonderful places to live, to visit, and to remember. Please enjoy our site and plan to bring your friends and family to visit us soon!

Council Meetings are typically held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The public is encouraged to attend.


The City of Fort Oglethorpe is taking every possible precaution to protect the health of our citizens as well as our employees during this time.

In an effort to protect our citizens, customers and our personnel from possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Building Department is asking that whenever possible, you utilize our Building Portal at or go to our Building Forms page at and print and fill out your form. Forms can then be dropped in the Water Drop Box outside of City Hall.

For general information go to:
U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Brochure – Symptoms and how to Protect Infection

For more detailed information go to:

Georgia Department of Public Health

U. S. Center for Disease Control Situation Summary


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Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
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