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Last minute Valentine's Day gifts at Ringgold Florist

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to get something for your special someone, and you don't have to go far. Ringgold Florist has something for everyone no matter your budget. Located at 124 Cleveland Street since 2011--after the tornado destroyed their location on Nashville Street--Ringgold Florist will help you make Valentine's Day  a day to remember. We've compiled a list of some of their most popular items at every price point.

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Lawsuit delayed: Court issues stay for Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties

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The Catoosa County Superior Court granted an agreed-upon continuance on Monday for a hearing in the lawsuit filed by Catoosa County against the Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties.

This places an indefinite halt on proceedings until at least May 13. Following that deadline, the case will remain out of court unless a hearing is actively sought by one of the involved parties.

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Ringgold to name pedestrian bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger

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The city of Ringgoldmade a nice and logical gesture Monday night, Feb. 9, by voting to name the new pedestrian walking bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger, a man who worked hard over the past few years to get the project going.

Councilman Randall Franks motioned for the potential name during an update on the status of the bridge, an idea that was quickly seconded by Earl Henderson.

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Watch classic TV the modern way

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Shout Factory has launched a streaming television service for the classic TV lover. 

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First confirmed case of measles in Georgia was infant who recently traveled from overseas


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared for at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. DPH is working with CHOA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the patient and to prevent further spread of measles.

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Chickamauga Park announces road closings during LaFayette Road project

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that the actual road closures for the LaFayette Road project will begin Feb. 17, and continue through June.

The road closure will be completed using four phases of construction:

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Ga. officials seeing high number of fraudulent tax returns

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Department of Revenue officials say they're already seeing numerous cases of scammers attempting to file fraudulent 2014 income tax returns.

Department officials said in a statement Thursday that they believe the personal information being used to file the fraudulent returns was gained through third-party security breaches.

Officials say the Department of Revenue has flagged a significant number of returns as potentially fraudulent and the department will reach out to taxpayers who have had dubious returns filed in their names.

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New titles streaming in February

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A new month means new titles on Netflix and Amazon. The two streaming media giants are nearly evenly matched, with Amazon steadily building its content. They even have a section for Amazon-exclusive titles called “Not on Netflix“.

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Ringgold awards bids for sewer, paving, and sidewalk project

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The city of Ringgold will have more projects underway in the coming months after recently awarding bids for the second phase of its Exit 345 sewer project, road paving, and multiple sidewalk upgrades throughout town.

With the downtown streetscape and pedestrian bridge projects already underway in downtown Ringgold, the city is primed to get started on another of other items on its to-do list.

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Local Business Spotlight: Georgia Winery

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In 1982, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Sr. bought 50 acres of land hoping to cultivate and farm it for his family. Thirty years later, the Georgia Winery has become a major attraction in Catoosa County and North Georgia. I sat down with Adrian Prouty--grandson of Dr. Rawlings--to find out more about the family business.

Why did you choose to open your business in Ringgold?

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