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Ringgold playground committee to meet Wednesday night

Ringgold’s playground committee will meet Wednesday night (July 9) at city hall to discuss the status of the new park it is looking to build on Emberson Drive at the Ringgold Recreational Complex.

The committee, which was appointed in October, is comprised of volunteers who previously worked to build the Little General Children’s Park in downtown Ringgold.

Wednesday’s agenda includes business of evaluating, the group’s current funds, arranging future fundraisers, and discussing the planning and equipment for the new park.

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The Watkins Family and Mountain Cove perform at Ringgold Depot

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Bluegrass gospel performers the Watkins Family will bring their distinct sound to Sacred Sounds Fridays, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot at Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. in a special concert for the Share America Foundation, Inc. Also appearing will be Mountain Cove Bluegrass featuring several youth from the Chattanooga area including  Cody Harvey,  Colin Mabry,  Wil Markham, Tyler Martelli and Eli Beard.

Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. Ticket donation is $5.

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Woman arrested in Ringgold for breaking into a car while her child watched

Woman Arrested for Breaking into Car

A Trion, Ga., woman was arrested in Ringgold on Tuesday, July 1, on multiple charges after, police say, she broke into a vehicle while her child waited and watched in her car.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office:

Chassidy Faith Spraggins, 24, of Maffett Street in Trion was arrested on July 1 on charges of second-degree criminal damage to property, entering auto, and third-degree child cruelty. Her bond was set at $12,500.

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UPDATE: 1 taken to burn center after chemical accident at Dalton, Ga. plant

UPDATE: The affected area has been reopened. The actual release area was limited to the immediate area of the facility, according to Dalton police.

The shelter-in-place advisory has been canceled.

One person who was exposed to the chemical was put through decontamination and transported to the burn center in Augusta after apparently inhaling the chemical, police said in a news release. No word is available on his condition.

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Erlanger Files Notice To Foreclose On Hutcheson Medical Center Property, Recoup $20+Million; Hutcheson Calls Move "Shameful"

Officials with the Erlanger Health System have initiated formal foreclosure proceedings against Hutcheson Medical Center "as part of the effort to recoup moneys owed to Erlanger pursuant to the management agreement signed three years ago between the two healthcare providers."

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Slowly but surely, Americans are cutting the cord

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Last month, new Harris polls were conducted and found that while 3/4 of us are still regularly watching cable, the number of Americans getting at least some of their television content via streaming is increasing.

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Happy Independence Day!

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Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain.

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Ringgold Playhouse to hold “The Storm” auditions July 6 and 7

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The Ringgold Playhouse will be holding its next round of auditions for its final show of the 2014 season on Sunday, July 6, and Monday, July 7.

Fresh off the heels of its successful run with Larry Shue’s hilarious comedy “The Foreigner” in late June, the Playhouse will now shift gears to a more dramatic production with “The Storm,” which will run the last two weeks of September.

“The Storm,” written by Adam Cook of Ringgold, is a heartfelt drama that will run Sept. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27.

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Hutcheson completes sale of Battlefield Imaging, repays Walker County loan with interest

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Hutcheson Hospital Authority has sold its 51 percent interest in Battlefield Imaging to co-owner Digital Imaging of North Georgia for $5.2 million.

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Local Business Spotlight: Shop Rite

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For over 50 years, Shop Rite has been a part of downton Ringgold, and the primary grocery store for many of its residents. Located in the Cleburne Shopping Center, Shop Rite is one of seven stores in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Five years ago, Lee Clark was promoted to store manager. We asked him a few questions about what makes his store a great place to shop in Ringgold.

Why was Ringgold chosen as a place to open a Shop Rite?

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