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Author of crime novel set in Chattanooga to host book signing in his native Ringgold

local author to hold book signing

A local Ringgold writer and author is proud to announce the release of his newest crime novel thriller, "Case File: #1948".  J. S. Marshall will be hosting a book signing event on April 25th-27th at Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee.  J.S. Marshall has previous professional writing experience as the staff technical writer with four different national automotive publications, eventually, all four simultaneously. He has honed and refined his skills into this 1940’s based crime drama set in and around the Chattanooga area.

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Principal Sharon Vaughn leaving Ringgold High after 10 years

RINGGOLD, GA (WRCB) -Some familiar faces will be in new places when Catoosa County students return to school this fall.  Sharon Vaughn is leaving her post as principal of Ringgold High School after ten years to take a similar post at the Performance Learning Center (PLC)  in Fort Oglethorpe.  The PLC is described as "another learning option to area high school students.

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Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

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Blood Assurance facing shortage of blood

blood shortage

Blood Assurance, the regional non-profit blood center, is facing a shortage of blood, especially type O negative, A positive and O positive blood types.

Blood Assurance is the sole provider of blood for more than 70 hospitals and healthcare facilities. Blood inventory levels are nearing critically low stages.

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Georgia Governor Signs Bill Extending Tax-Free Holiday Weekends

governor extends tax-free holiday

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 958 Monday, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. 

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Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office

Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, a residential burglary occurred in the 1300 block of Davis Ridge Road in Ringgold, in which more than $3,000 worth of jewelry, electronics, and firearms was stolen.

The victim told police he arrived home to find his back door broken and several items missing from within the residence.

The back door frame looked as if it had been kicked in from the outside.

Four watches, an Xbox 360 gaming system, and a 12-gauge shotgun were all taken from the home during the incident.

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UPDATE: Child fatally struck by bus at Chattanooga Valley Elementary

FLINTSTONE, WALKER COUNTY -(WRCB) - Georgia State Police tell Channel 3 that a child has been fatally struck by a Walker County school bus at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School.

The accident happened about 7:00am outside the school.

Parents are allowed to pick up their children. But classes have not been canceled, a Walker County Sheriff's Deputy tell Channel 3.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson is expected to give a media briefing soon. Walker County School Superintendent and Georgia State Police are also on the scene.

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Roku steps it up with new streaming stick

Roku 3 streaming stick

Turn any TV into a “Smart TV” with Roku’s new streaming stick. The company best known for its streaming set-top boxes has managed  to condense their best features into a device about the size of a human thumb. But don’t let the size fool you. It’s just as powerful as other Rokus.

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State champions recognized at Catoosa board of education meeting

A host of students in red jackets brightened up the Catoosa County Board of Education meeting April 8. The students who attended the meeting have excelled in academics and received state championship titles for competitions held by FBLA, FCCLA and Skills USA.

Sydney Hermann, Kristen Towery, and Autumn Whaley with the Future Business Leaders of America club were awarded first place in the statewide competition for web page design and Mikayla Dycus received first place with her Electronic Leadership Portfolio.

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Ringgold man sentenced to 20 years for girlfriend’s death in 2012

A Ringgold man, who was found guilty late last year of killing his girlfriend in the summer of 2012, was sentenced in Catoosa County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon to serve 20 years in a state penitentiary.

Terry Wayne Saxton, 52, stood trial in September 2013 on charges of felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and was found guilty on lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter.

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