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Hearing held: Fort Oglethorpe elections chief to decide next week on Sharrock’s qualifications for candidacy

Elections superintendent Orma Luckey issue a decision in writing next week regarding the challenge of Charles Sharrock’s qualifications to run in the special election for Fort Oglethorpe city council.

Thirty minutes was given to each party in the hearing for Sharrock, held this morning.

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RES Recognizes Outstanding Students

Students of the month

Each month, teachers vote for students in each homeroom who exemplify a certain character trait. In September, those demonstrating responsibility were awarded the honor of being Students of the Month. Each character trait is detailed daily during morning announcements, and students learn about these characteristics during class time as well. 

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Cleanup continues in Ringgold following Monday night tornado

ringgold tornado cleanup

It was an all too familiar scene for a number of Ringgold citizens still cleaning up and assessing damage after a tornado struck the city for the second time in less than four years.

Numerous residents of the Callaway Farms subdivision spent Tuesday walking around to check on neighbors and reviewing damages caused by high winds Monday night that were later determined to be a tornado with maximum winds of 110 mph.

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Ringgold planning sidewalk project for Boynton Drive

ringgold boynton sidewalk project

The Ringgold city council recently voted to move forward into the engineering and design stages of adding a sidewalk to Boynton Drive to enhance pedestrian safety.

The council cited safety as the biggest reason for the addition.

“A sidewalk there would provide a better, safer transportation option for citizens,” said councilman Randall Franks. “A sidewalk would make things a lot easier for walkers and ladies with strollers.”

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Blood Moon eclipse set for Wednesday morning; Tellus to be available for viewing

A total lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning should be visible, despite a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to local astronomers and the National Weather Service.

Still, if clouds should move into the area, officials at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville said their planned viewing would be moved indoors so spectators can watch a live video feed from another national observatory.

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Fort Oglethorpe hospital has high hopes

The prescription to restore Hutcheson Medical Center’s financial health has never been as simple as “take two aspirin and call me in the morning.”

To heal Brobdingnagian boo-boos caused by previous administrations has required tourniquets rather than Band-Aids to staunch the flow of red ink, but the hospital is showing signs of recovery.

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Ringgold Tigers & Lady Tigers Basketball Clinic


November 1, 2014

9:00AM- 12:00PM


Grades K-4th Ringgold Middle School

Goals will be set to 8 ½ feet

Grades 5th - 8th Ringgold High School


All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible regardless of previous experience


The clinic will include:

Individual fundamentals, with practical application of skills learned in passing, dribbling, shooting, offense and defense.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Sept. 19-25, 2014

sheriff's report september 19-25

Here is the arrest report from the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Sept. 19-25, 2014.

Friday, Sept. 19

Bradley Dustin Broom, 30, was arrested for bench warrant.

Timothy Patrick Duggard, 38, was arrested for proof of insurance required.

Anthony Gutierrez, 44, was arrested for open container in vehicle, improper driving, commercial driver using or possessing, commercial vehicle hours of service.

Carla Lavia Poe, 41, was arrested for theft by shoplifting.

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Is Netflix the new Hollywood?

Netflix new Hollywood

This week, Netflix made two major announcements that could redefine how (and where) we watch new movies–effectively transforming the film industry–and Tinseltown is talking.

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Teen Maze helping area students experience, navigate real-life decisions

TheGeorgia Family Connection of Catoosa, Dade, & Walker Counties will soon open up its tri-county Teen Maze for all 10th-grade students in the area.

The popular Teen Maze is a life-sized interactive game where students have to navigate through a maze that offers real-life choices.

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