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Fire At Los Maguey In Ringgold

Los Maguey

Firefighters in Ringgold put out a fire at a restaurant on Wednesday night. 

Catoosa County Fire department was called to Los Magueys at 10:00pm.

When crews arrived they say they saw flames shooting from the kitchen.

"I just seen a lot of smoke come out of the kitchen and I was going for the fire extinguisher and I mean in litterally a matter of a few seconds the whole restaurant was filled with smoke," said Leslie Rodriquez, a restaurant manager. 

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Ringgold prepping to concrete portion of Nature Trail, hopes to utilize nearby Clark Park

The city of Ringgoldcurrently has an abundance of natural beauty for locals and tourists to enjoy, and is currently expanding on that beauty with enhancements to its Nature Trail, Recreational Complex, and neighboring parks.

Ringgold’s Nature Trail is already a big hit, with its proximity to Chickamauga Creek and the recreational complex, but the upgrades that are taking place will make the area much nicer while also presenting more activity options for patrons.

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Resident’s concern could lead to traffic, safety study at Akins Road in Ringgold

A few weeks after a Ringgold resident voiced her concern over a slow and potentially dangerous intersection, city officials say they’ll try to get with Catoosa County government to possibly do a traffic study on the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Akins Road.

On Monday, June 8, Shay Love spoke up during the regularly scheduled Ringgold city council meeting about the traffic congestion at the location not far from her home.

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AT&T buys Direct TV in $49 billion merger

at&t direct tv merger

AT&T now owns Direct TV. On July 24th, the FCC approved the merger between the largest satellite TV provider and one of the largest wireless carriers, effectively creating the largest Pay TV distributor in the world–some 26 million subscribers.

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New Walmart in Dalton to hire over 90 associates

Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Dalton. A temporary hiring center is open in the Walnut Square Mall, 816 Walnut Square Boulevard, Suite #37.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at

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Ringgold farmer named 2015 Georgia Farmer of the Year

On his northwest Georgia farm, James Lyles of Ringgold is building new chicken houses, moving beef cattle daily and harvesting and selling top quality hay. He has been a farmer for 19 years. His Dry Creek Farm includes 627 acres with 90 rented acres and 537 acres of owned land.

“If I can’t make money with chickens, cattle or hay,” he said. “I’m doing something wrong.”

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Hutcheson hospital to acquire Walker County’s ambulance service

The Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa board of trustees, during their monthly meeting on July 29, were unanimous in voting to acquire the Walker County Ambulance Service.

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Barger pedestrian bridge, additional city parking lots now open in Ringgold

ringgold pedestrian bridge

Ringgold’s long-awaited pedestrian walking bridge over U.S. Highway 41 at the historic train Depot is now open, creating safer passage to events and additional parking options for those visiting the downtown area.

The bridge, which has been in the city’s plans for about five years, is near one of the town’s most popular landmarks.

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Sales tax holidays July 31- Aug. 1 in Georgia, Aug. 7-9 in nearby states

2015 tax holiday

Elementary age children have grown like weeds during the summer, last year’s backpack is out of fashion and it is getting harder and harder to find floppy discs for the trusty home computer — and, for many, its less than three weeks until the first day of school.

For the cash-strapped parent or college student, that makes the upcoming sales tax holi-day weekends a godsend.

Not only do students and their parents welcome the event, so too do many retailers.

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Tears in the sun: Onlookers flock the streets of Fort Oglethorpe with heavy hearts to honor and mourn the loss of Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith

Area citizens gathered in Fort Oglethorpe Tuesday to pay respects to a servicemen who died from injuries sustained after being one of five servicemen killed during a mass shooting on Thursday, July 16, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The funeral for U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith began at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, followed by a procession to Chattanooga National Cemetery where he was buried with full military honors at 4 p.m.

Concerned citizens were out in full support of Smith and other service men and women.

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