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Local Ringgold company assists senior citizens with moving transitions

Sharon Mitchell

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is pleased to welcome Sharron Mitchell, owner and manager of Easy Senior Moves, LLC as its newest member. Easy Senior Moves, a Ringgold home-based business, began serving area clients Jan. 15.

“We serve clients in Catoosa County, the surrounding North Georgia area and greater Chattanooga,” she said.

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Is Apple getting serious about TV?


As of Monday Night January 27,  2014,  Apple TV has its own section at the App Store. This comes on the heels that Apple is rumored to be working on its successor, scheduled for release sometime during the first half of 2014. The last major update to Apple TV was in March 2012.

Some reports claim major changes and updates. Other sources say Apple is simply building new hardware to replace the current model. Some of the rumored updates include game controller support and game installation as well as a built-in wireless router to make the device simpler and more efficient.

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Third Graders at Boynton Elementary Study Georgia's Habitats

Boynton Elementary Study Georgia Habitat

Third Grade students at Boynton study Georgia's habitats as part of their social studies standards.  Students researched one of Georgia's habitats and created a diorama to demonstrate what they learned.  Parents then joined their children at school for a parent lunch and the third graders presented what they had learned to the parent groups.  "It is amazing what all they have learned.  The dioramas were great!" said third grade teacher, Susan Morgan.  Third grade standards are rigorous and students and teacher must work hard and creatively to assure that all standards have been address duri

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Beretta to Build New Firearms Plant in Tenn.

Italian gun maker Beretta said Wednesday that Tennessee's support for gun rights was a major factor in its decision to build a manufacturing and research facility in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin.

The $45 million plant is projected to be complete this year and create 300 new jobs.

Gun rights were "the first criteria for deciding to even consider a state," said Jeff Reh, a member of Beretta USA Corp.'s board of directors.

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Ringgold church’s trailer and equipment stolen

An up-and-coming church in Ringgold encountered a setback earlier this week when on of its trailers containing all of its worship service equipment was stolen.

The Springs Church, a mobile church that has met at the Catoosa County Colonnade on Sundays for the past three years, is hoping its trailer and equipment that members worked hard to accumulate can me located.

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Catoosa County Schools Closed Friday

Catoosa County Schools Closed Friday

Due to the continued icy conditions, Catoosa County Public Schools will remain closed Friday, January 31.

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Catoosa County: Snow caused more than 100 accidents; motorists urged to use caution today

Mack Smith Road Catoosa County

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to use extreme caution on the roads today.

Meanwhile, Catoosa County schools, which are closed today, will remain closed Thursday. Schools are also closed Thursday in Walker County.

Today weather will remain mostly sunny, with a high near 28 and a north wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. For tonight, expect mostly clear, with a low around 10, and north wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Thursday’s forecast calls for sunny, with a high near 42 and a calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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State agencies will help motorists return to vehicles left on interstates

Georgia Emergency Management

ATLANTA -- Beginning Thursday morning, state agencies, to include Georgia State Patrol, National Guard and Georgia Department of Transportation HEROs will be available to transport motorists to vehicles abandoned on Atlanta interstates during the recent winter storm. Clearing these vehicles expediently is a critical factor in GDOT's efforts to reopen all lanes to traffic.

Two staging areas for transport will open at 10 a.m. Thursday. 

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Ringgold approves pedestrian bridge bid, hears differing opinions from public

Ringgold Approves Pedestrian Bridge Bid

After more than three years of discussion, planning, and cost analysis, the Ringgold city council unanimously approved accepting a bid on its pedestrian bridge project at the U.S. 41 overpass near the Depot Monday night (Jan. 27), despite mixed feelings expressed about the endeavor during the meeting.

Jerry Payne, who currently serves as vice chairman for the Ringgold planning and zoning commission addressed the council and voiced his displeasure with the project, claiming it “was a waste of money.”

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Hutcheson Says It Will Vigorously Defend Erlanger Lawsuit

Hutcheson will Defend Lawsuit

Hutcheson Medical Center and its boards of directors announced the hospital will vigorously defend a lawsuit filed last week by Erlanger Health System and "will remain focused on rebuilding a thriving north Georgia community medical center."

Hutcheson officials said, "The damages we have sustained due to Erlanger’s breach of a management agreement far exceed the amount of any line of credit or other debt owed by Hutcheson to Erlanger."

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