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RTC- Best Internet Service Provider!

For the 5th year in a row, RTC is proud to have won the 2015 North Georgia Best of the Best award for Best Internet Service Provider! Thank you to everyone who voted! We are looking forward to an even better 2016!

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Woman charged with murder of man found at Chickamauga Battlefield Park

On Jan. 12, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation charged and arrested Jennifer DeMott, 25, of New York for the murder of Duane Hollenbeck, 59.

Hollenbeck was found dead inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Park on Dec. 12.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Mother-son duo arrested on shoplifting charges in Fort Oglethorpe

A woman and her son were arrested on a theft charges in Fort Oglethorpe after allegedly shoplifting from two chain stores almost simultaneously, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Katherine Suzanne Caldwell, 41, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Tyler Joseph Caldwell, 23, of Old Fort, Tenn., were arrested Jan. 7 on charges of shoplifting. Both have been released form jail on bond.

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THERE’S A NEW GIG IN TOWN

fiber optic connection

RINGGOLD, GA - Faster high-speed internet has arrived in North Georgia. RTC announces the availability of 1 Gigabit internet for their fiber optic service area. At 10x faster than their previous fastest offering, fiber optic internet is more reliable, and more consistent than other services. Stream more video and music on more connected devices and experience better speeds for the whole family. Everyone can be streaming, downloading, uploading, gaming, anything, without experiencing any slowdown.

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Winter Weather Timeline for Wednesday (Updated Tues Evening)

**This is an update on our winter weather for tomorrow. Again, this is NOT a big storm, but being our first of the year, and cold temps in place, we must pay attention, especially in the morning**
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the ENTIRE viewing area for Wednesday.  

Here is a timeline of what to expect. 

Tonight: Clouds increase as we fall into the low to mid 20s for an overnight low. Some flurries are possible by sunrise. 

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LaFayette woman on probation arrested for meth possession

A woman wanted for parole violation was arrested for meth and giving a false name to police when stopped in LaFayette.

According to LaFayette Police Department reports:

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, around 11:45 p.m., Katie Marisia O’Shea, 24 of Rossville, was charged with meth possession, giving a false name to police, and probation violation when she was located parked in a vehicle with another man at Cove Road Baptist Church on North Chattanooga Street.

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Georgia students may qualify for discounted tuition at Austin Peay State University

If you reside in Georgia and live or attend high school in a county within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, Tenn., you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay. High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

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Walker County sheriff: Infant died of hyperthermia after grandmother left him in vehicle with heater running

An infant died Tuesday because his grandmother purposely left him for hours in a car, with the heater running, and the temperature inside exceeded 100 degrees, Walker County sheriff Steve Wilson said this afternoon at a press conference.

Shadoe Braxton Pate died of hyperthermia while in the care of his grandmother, Barbara Michelle Pemberton, 47, of Chickamauga, Wilson said.

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Fort Oglethorpe firefighters focus on education, prevention

The U.S. Fire Administration reported 474,000 fires in the United States in 2013. That's down 19% from 2004.

That's not surprising to Sgt. Larry Jackson and Sgt. Brad Horne of the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department.

“A lot of our work now focuses on education and prevention,” says Jackson, “and because of that we’re not seeing as many fires.”

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Ringgold man allegedly attacks neighbor with two-by-four in dispute over dog

A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County facing an assault charge after he allegedly struck his neighbor with a two-by-four board during an argument over a dog being in his yard, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Anthony Wayne Patten, 41, of Ernest Drive was arrested Jan. 7 on a charge of aggravated assault. He remained in jail as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, with bond set at $5,000.

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