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Citizen files appeal challenging Sharrock on ballot

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A Fort Oglethorpe citizen has filed a court appeal challenging Charles Sharrock’s run for a city council seat.

City manager Ron Goulart announced the appeals filing prior to the council meeting Monday evening, Oct. 27.

Citizen Steve Cooper filed a 13-page civil suit in Catoosa County Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 27. The suit lists election superintendent Orma Luckey, Sharrock and the city of Fort Oglethorpe as defendants.

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Ringgold opts to reengineer downtown streetscape project to save beloved trees

After three weeks of discussion, the Ringgold city councilchose Monday night, Oct. 27, to have its ongoing downtown streetscape project reengineered in order to keep two large ginkgo trees in the landscape for years to come.

The downtown streetscape project, which began this summer, is expected to be complete by the end of the year and includes new sidewalks, benches, lighting, and road grading.

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LaFayette teens accidentally overdose on antipsychotic medication

The LaFayette Police Department is investigating a reported incident of two LaFayette teenagers accidentally overdosing on pills that are normally prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

According to LaFayette Police Department reports:

The two received the pills from another teenager and attended a party on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Yester Oaks Apartments in LaFayette.

The teens did not know what the medication was for and the effects it can produce.

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Heritage High School student chosen by U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

David Yun, a student at Heritage High School in Ringgold, was selected for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Yun will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Thanks to everyone who made Movies by the Creek a success!

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Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold were pleased to host Movies by the Creek, an outdoor movie night, at the Ringgold Recreation Field on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. We had an amazing turnout! The free movie was the Disney hit, Frozen. This event was hosted in conjunction with the Haunted Depot, Ghost Ride, and Bonfire. 

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold would like to thank everyone who Made Movies by the Creek a success! 

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Catoosa Collaborative Teen Maze teaches teens about the game of life

In a show of civic commitment and community involvement, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties came together again to host the Teen Maze to educate tenth grade students on life choices.

Phil Ledbetter, director of the Catoosa County Family Collaborative, said with over 60 agencies that include 300 plus volunteers the Teen Maze is “the most community collaboration that we do, working together for a common cause.”

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Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

Forty-two-year-old Robert Adams Alexander of Cloud Springs Road was arrested Monday, Oct. 20, on charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and aggravated sexual battery, after a woman claimed he had sexual contact with her daughter on multiple occasions.

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Catoosa County prepares to sue hospital for audited financial reports

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Catoosa County commissioners have decided the time has come, and passed, for Hutcheson Medical Center to provide audited financial reports for the years 2008-2013.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Major Meth Bust

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A traffic stop in Catoosa County leads authorities to make a major meth bust.

This happened Tuesday night at 7:00 on Highway 41 in Ringgold.

During the stop, deputies seized two pounds of methamphetamines, which has an estimated street value of $30,000.

Deputies arrested Jesus Humberto Lopez Deanda, age 27, of Lilburn, GA and Mitchell L. Mary Cordova, age 24, of Duluth, GA. 

Both individuals were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Schedule II narcotics. Jesus Deanda also faces additional traffic charges.

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Local Business Spotlight: North Georgia Chiropractic

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Dr. David Smith opened his first chiropractic clinic back in 1998. 16 years later, he now has a thriving business in the Cleburne Shopping Center in downtown Ringgold. Three years ago, he added Dr. Shaun Roach to the practice. We sat down with him to discuss what made him become a chiropractor, why he chose Ringgold, and the importance of chiropractic care. 

Why did you choose to open your business in downtown Ringgold?

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