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Georgia labor department to host job training recruitment in Dalton Aug. 5

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal “on-the-job” training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dalton Career Center, 1460 Chattanooga Ave. in Dalton, Ga.

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Law focuses on protecting athletes following concussions

law protects athletes following concussions

All athletics come with some inherent risk, especially for younger participants in the midst of their developmental years.

In recent years, the concern over concussions has dramatically increased after numerous National Football League players have died with a degenerative brain disease.

Some of the NFL legends diagnosed with symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy include Frank Wycheck and Tony Dorsett.

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GDOT suspending construction during GA tax holiday

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ATLANTA (AP) - State transportation officials say they're planning to suspend road work near shopping centers to accommodate Georgians looking to save money during the upcoming tax holiday period.

Officials say construction work will be suspended from Friday night to Saturday night within five miles of shopping centers or major shopping districts throughout the state.

Department Commissioner Keith Golden says the agency is "glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school."

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Ringgold plans 3% hike in property tax rate

The city of Ringgold will raise its property tax (millage) rate for the first time in years.

City manager Dan Wright, speaking at a council meeting Monday night, July 28, said the city will hold three public hearings in the coming weeks before officially adopting the increase. The hearings give the public a chance to address the proposed increase. 

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Catoosa County public school special education records scheduled for destruction Aug. 18

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Catoosa County public schools' special education department archives and stores special education student records for a limited time according to the Georgia education retention schedules.

Special education records for students who have not been active in a special education program since the 2008-2009 school year are scheduled for destruction Aug. 18, 2014.

Any person desiring to obtain his/her records may contact the Catoosa County special education department, 307 Cleveland St. in Ringgold, at 706-965-4052.

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State sales tax holiday this weekend

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Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Georgia’s sales tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.

Items exempt from tax collections are:

· Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item.

· Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000 or less per item.

· School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

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United Way volunteer center requests day of local proposals

If you represent a nonprofit organization in Catoosa, Dade or Walker Counties, please consider submitting a project proposal for the United Way Volunteer Center’s 25th Annual Day of Caring.

On Thursday, September 11, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses and communities will partner with United Way’s Volunteer Center and other area nonprofit organizations to serve our local neighborhoods through work on community-based projects.

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It's official: Netflix is more popular than cable

Netflix more popular than cable

The numbers are in, and Netflix is winning. Big time. The on-demand video streaming company now has 50 million subscribers, and reports a near 2 million new subscriber increase in the 2nd quarter alone–nearly 600,000 of those in the U.S. In total, Netflix has added 10 million users in the last calendar year.

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Ringgold wrecker companies voice opinions about new ordinance, collective meeting in the works

The city of Ringgold has chosen to delay the final reading and approval of its wrecker ordinance so that it can have a sit-down discussion with all the wrecker/towing companies in the city regarding some of the language in the new law.

Before the final reading of the ordinance during the most recent council meeting on Monday, July 14, representatives of two different wrecker companies voiced their opinions and concerns about some of the guidelines of the new ordinance.

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Court hearing over Ringgold flag dispute delayed until November

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The six-year dispute between the city of Ringgold and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) over the display of a Confederate flag will go on for a little while longer after a court hearing regarding the matter slated for Friday, July 25, has be

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