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Comcast blocking Centurylink

CenturyLink is the latest company to accuse Comcast of being a bully corporation. According to the Louisiana-based communications company, Comcast is blocking competition in many of its territories. The cable and internet giant argues that CenturyLink should be required to build their own network before being allowed into new communities–something big companies like AT&T aren’t required to do in places like North Georgia.

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Ribbon Cutting this Saturday for 2 Grand Openings in Ringgold

ribbing cutting new ringgold businesses

This Saturday August 30, 2014 the owners of "Uniktings!" at 7749 Nashville Street and "Above the Ridge," at 7767 Nashville St, would like to invite you to a ribbon cutting ceremony as we welcome one new and one renovated re-opening of these great businesses in downtown Ringgold.  

The two stores are very close to each other, so we will be conducting the first ribbon cutting photo at "Above the Ridge" at 9:30 am.  Please arrive a few minutes early.

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Ringgold discusses, decides to hold off on renaming recreational complex

ringgold holds off renaming complex

The city of Ringgold has decided to hold off on possibly renaming its recreational complex on Emberson Drive until the revitalization of the site is complete.

The project, which has been a priority for the city over the past couple of years, had its master plan design approved in July, which fueled the idea of possibly renaming the area.

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Georgia State Patrol will be out in force Labor Day weekend

state patrol labor day

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year.

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Local Business Spotlight: Lengendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

business spotlight Legendairy

Back in January, Jake and Julie Wade had a chance to purchase an existing ice cream shop in Ringgold. They decided to take it and enhance it by adding coffee service to the menu. The result is Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, a charming ice cream and coffee shop located in the Food Lion shopping center on Poplar Springs Road. In addition to coffee, they also feature and sell local artwork and photography, as well as holding special events for families to enjoy.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 15-21, 2014

sheriff's report August 15-21

These people were booked at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 15-21, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 15

Earl Dean Bryant, 59, was arrested for contempt of court-child support.

Christopher David Clark, 25, was arrested for probation violation.

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No turnout for public hearings on Ringgold millage rate increase

public hearing millage increase

The city of Ringgold held two public hearings on Monday, Aug. 25, regarding the raising of its property tax (millage) rate. But no citizens showed up to comment on the matter one way or the other.

Ringgold’s mayor and council unanimously approved a 3-percent increase in the rate on July 28, which results in a jump from 2.683 mills for 2013 to 2.763 mills for 2014.

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Pedestrian bridge, sidewalk projects progressing in Ringgold

The city of Ringgold got answers to some of the questions it has regarding the progress of its long-awaited pedestrian bridge Monday night, Aug. 25, and it looks like the project might finally begin soon.

After more than three years of discussion, planning, and cost analysis, the council unanimously approved accepting a bid on the bridge at the U.S. 41 overpass near the Depot on Jan. 27.

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Catoosa public schools announces annual coupon book fundraiser and sponsor

catoosa county schools fundraiser

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 September 8.

Packed with great savings, the book includes a half-price oil change, discounts at restaurants and family entertainment centers. Catoosa school superintendent Denia Reese said it was a “win-win opportunity.”

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Walker, Catoosa school systems report nearly 20,000 in enrollment

walker catoosa enrollment

The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.

According to Heather Holloway with Walker County Public Schools, the system currently has 9,061, which is down from the 9,169 it ended with last year.

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