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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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Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity dinner, fashion show slated for September

Habitat for Humanity fashion show

Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity’s work is never done. The assistance that Habitat volunteers provide make the dream of home ownership become a reality for many people.

Fundraisers and sponsorship are held year-round to build homes. This year a special community fundraiser is in the making and is sure to be a good time for everyone.

The 2014 Dinner and Fashion Show, “Hard Hats and High Heels,” is planned for Sept. 20 at the Catoosa County Colonnade.

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Ringgold's Clark Park Ready for Spring Fun

Clark Park Ringgold

The City of Ringgold's Clark Park located on Robin Rd near downtown is open and ready for local residents to get out and enjoy the warm weather. The City of Ringgold leased the 24.6 acre green space from the Clark Family.  The area was used last October for the 150th Battle of Ringgold Gap Civil War Reenactment and is a place that Director of Downtown Development, Joseph Brellenthin sees as a place for residents and their families to enjoy the outdoors.

 

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Dalton Police warn of old scam with new twist

DALTON, GA (WRCB) -Police in Dalton are warning of an old phone scam, with a new twist...

Several complaints have been reported to Dalton Police, in which a caller from a New York Area Code says they are from Publisher's Clearing House. 

The caller says you won a large cash prize that will be delivered to your house by a man in a Brink's truck with a police escort. 

According to police, the caller then says you need to first make a payment to receive the prize. The scammer then says to load 850-dollars on a 

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