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FirstBank Gains Regulatory Approval For Acquisition Of Northwest Georgia Bank

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FirstBank, the wholly owned subsidiary of First South Bancorp, Inc., and third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, announced Thursday it has received all necessary regulatory approvals to complete its acquisition of Northwest Georgia Bank in Ringgold. These approvals came from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. 

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Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

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Hutcheson Medical Center may be headed for appointment of a bankruptcy trustee, who would focus on the sale of the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital.

An attorney told a bankruptcy court judge in Rome, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon that a buyer is discussing paying over $20 million for all the assets of the community hospital.

Attorney Rob Williamson also said that six to eight purchasers are interested in the nursing home at the hospital's main campus.

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After 2 Missing Children Found Safe: Counselors Encourage Parents To Talk To Kids

Local experts say it's good to talk to children so they know what to do in the event they get separated from their parents.

After two Soddy-Daisy kids were found safe after being missing overnight, a local counselor says having a plan could save your child's life.

Brook Sprayberry is also a mother of 3 and has the same fears most parents do about that moment when a child goes missing.

"Before you know it you get yourself worked up," Sprayberry says she can relate to what happened overnight Tuesday night."

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East TN Endangered Child Alert For Two Children In Soddy Daisy

An East Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for two children in Soddy Daisy.  

Police are looking for Matthew who goes by Gideon and Hannah Musgrave, ages 4 and 7.

Police say the two were last seen playing on the front porch of their home around 9 Tuesday night.

Read More. (News Channel 9)

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Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

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The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   

Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances.

In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy is thrown out "there are potentially grave consequences for the debtors' patients, employees and creditors."

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Possible endangered child in Catoosa County

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Catoosa County officers are searching for a preteen girl that could be in danger. 

According to Catoosa County's facebook page the Sheriff's Office responded to the 2300 block of Taylors Ridge Road in reference of a trespassing report Sunday. 

The complainant state the lock on the gate leading to the cell towers had been cut and upon arriving at the cell towers he observed a white or beige older 90s Ford F150 truck parked on the property the post states. 

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Catoosa County schools launch annual coupon book sale

Catoosa County public schools launched the annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Weeks & Peters Insurance. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The coupon book is packed with great savings, including a $10 oil change, discounts at restaurants and family entertainment centers.

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Hutcheson suspending labor and delivery services, effective Monday

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The board of directors for Hutcheson Medical Centervoted Wednesday, Aug. 26, to suspend the Women’s Center and Labor and Delivery Services, effective Monday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

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Georgia Winery hosts U-pick season for muscadines

Now through mid-October guests will be able to pick their own fresh muscadine grapes at the Georgia Winery in Ringgold. Pickers may choose from six different varieties ranging from bronze to black and enjoy handpicking them straight from the vineyard.

Muscadines are a grape native to the southeastern United States and are highly adapted to the warm climate of the south. On average, Muscadines tend to grow twice the size of normal European grapes and have an overall thicker and stronger skin.

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Funeral for Ringgold teen who was accidentally shot is Saturday

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The funeral for Hunter Harbin Jr., the Ringgold teenager who died in an accidental shooting on Monday, will be Saturday, Aug. 29.

Here is his Hunter Harbin’s funeral notice and obituary, from Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Oglethorpe.

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