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New Cabela’s store to provide a big economic boost, hopefully entice other retailers

The long-awaited opening of Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitters occurred in Fort Oglethorpe last week to herds of customers, which is just the way county and city officials drew it up when they brought the popular retailer to town.

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Ringgold plumber accused of stealing $30,000 in jewelry from customers

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A Ringgold man was arrested on several theft charges after, police say, he allegedly stole more than $30,000 from two Catoosa County residences while performing plumbing services.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Benjamin Chandler Guest, 37, of 1237 Baggett Road was arrested Wednesday, May 19, on two counts of theft.

Guest was released from jail later that day after spending an hour and twenty minutes behind bars.

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Ringgold hosting 39th annual 1890’s Day Festival this weekend

Ringgold’s most popular yearly event will take place this weekend downtown, as thousands are expected to wander the city streets during the 39th annual two-day 1890’s Day Festival.

The Jamboree will kick off Friday evening, May 22, at 6 p.m., and will run to 10 p.m. The festivities will then continue all day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in historic downtown.

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Ringgold Telephone Company and the Evitt Foundation Announce Three College Scholarships

2015 evitt foundation scholarships

Ringgold Telephone Company and the Evitt Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Evitt Foundation Scholarship.

Michael McDonald, son of Chris and Melanie McDonald, is a graduate of Ringgold High School. Michael is the first recipient of the 2015 Evitt Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Matthew Blaylock, son of Dennis and Rhonda Swinney, is a graduate of Heritage High School. Matthew is the second recipient of the 2015 Evitt Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: May 1-7, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for May 1-7, 2015.

Friday, May 1

Joshua Parker Ireland, 35, was arrested for probation violation.

Holly Beth Klassen, 34, was arrested for probation violation.

Lacy Leann Miller, 19, was arrested for theft by shoplifting.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Local high school graduation ceremonies

· Ridgeland High School’s graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at The University of Tennessee at McKenzie Arena, 720 East Fourth Street, Chattanooga.

· LaFayette High School’s graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. at the school's football stadium (Jack King Stadium).

· Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at The University of Tennessee at McKenzie Arena, 720 East Fourth Street, Chattanooga.

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RTC Gaming Tournament

RTC is considering hosting a local video game tournament this year. $3,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to tournament winners. If you would be interested in participating in this type of event, please let us know by completing this survey.

 

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Woodstation Singers visit Nashville recording studio

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Last weekend, Woodstation Singers visited a Nashville, Tennessee recording studio as part of the label's "School Bands and Choirs at Third Man Records: A Vinyl Recording Experience." Students got behind-the-scenes access to Jack White's recording studio, a question and answer session with head of production Ben Blackwell, and a professionally recorded session.

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Aaron Tippin concert to benefit Steps 2 Hope recipient and veteran Jason Smith

Steps 2 Hope concert

Come out and help raise money for Steps 2 Hope recipient and Ringgold veteran Jason Smith! This Saturday, May 16, country star Aaron Tippin will perform a benefit concert at the Davis Cattle Farm in Ringgold, Georgia. All proceeds will go to Sargeant Jason Smith/Steps 2 Hope project. Tickets are $35, but anyone that will bring any size American Flag to the show can purchase a ticket for $25 per person. Vist Steps2hope.com to purchase tickets, or stop by RTC before 5pm today--tickets available for purchase in the lobby.

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Guide available to locate family flag among Ringgold Memorial flags

Twice a year the streets of Ringgold are lined with American flags in honor of local deceased military. Each flag is anchored in a cross bearing the family name of those who served.

In response to multiple requests for a convenient way to locate a particular name, a system was implemented for residents to use.

To find a flag, visit cityofringgold.com, click on flags and find the location number in front of the name. Go to the key at the bottom of the list.

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