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It’s time for Apple Watch

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Yesterday, in San Francisco, Apple officially unveiled one of its most anticipated and talked about products in recent memory–the Apple Watch.

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Major Credit Agencies Agree to Changes Sought by Advocates

The three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates.

People who contest items in their credit reports will receive additional information concerning those disputes, including instructions on what they can do if they don't like the answer they get. In a bid to increase accuracy, medical debts won't be reported until after a 180-day waiting period to allow time for insurance payments to be applied.
 

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Feb. 20-26, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Feb. 20-26, 2015.

Friday, Feb. 20

Dylan Lee Kerr, 30, was arrested for probation violation.

Eric Lamar Gann, 28, was arrested for battery under the Family Violence Act, obstructing or hindering a 911 call.

Logan Walker Rice, 18, was arrested for financial transaction card fraud.

Matthew Clifton Thompson, 28, was arrested for too fast for conditions, weaving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce to host small business panel discussion

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion on small business ownership Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Colonnade Civic Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold.

Anyone who owns a small business or is thinking of starting a business is invited and should attend the free seminar, “Road Map to Successful Business Ownership.”

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Sling adds big names to its basic cord-cutter package

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Dish Network’s streaming service has added some major networks–making it even more appealing to finally cut that cable cord and join the more than 100,000 already using Sling.

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Comcast refuses to pay its bill: Chickamauga prepared to cut cable

“These are our poles.”

That’s the message repeated again and again during the Chickamauga city council’s March meeting.

City manager Micheal Haney for months has attempted to negotiate a new rate for Comcast’s use of the city-owned utility poles to carry its coaxial cable to its Chickamauga customers.

Currently the city receives less than $7.50 per pole, an amount that is less than half what some municipalities charge Comcast.

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Authorities seize 30 pounds of pot in Ringgold bust

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A Ringgold couple is behind bars on a slew of drug-related charges after the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department uncovered about 30 pounds of marijuana at the couple’s home and business Tuesday night, March 3.

According to sheriff Gary Sisk, the bust occurred while his office was serving search warrants at the Wallace residence.

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Catoosa County schools add ten minutes to days to make up for missed snow days

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Catoosa County public schools will add 10 minutes to the school day to make up for inclement weather days.

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FCC votes for Net Neutrality

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During their meeting last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve the policy known as Net Neutrality–Requiring ISPs to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of internet traffic in different ways and at different costs to the consumer.

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Ringgold reconsiders how to pay for Barger Bridge plaque

The city of Ringgoldrecently decided to name its new pedestrian walking bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger. But after a couple of weeks of consideration, the city council chose Monday night, Feb. 23, to change the way it plans to pay for the commemorative narrative at the site.

Initially, on Feb. 9, the council voted to erect a plaque and stone marker at the bridge site next to the historic Depot, an investment that will cost roughly $2,000.

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