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Ringgold breaks ground on four-month downtown streetscaping project

The city of Ringgold moved closer to having the new downtown it’s been dreaming of on Friday, Aug. 15, when it held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its streetscaping project that has been in the works for the past few years.

The event included Ringgold’s mayor and council, as well as members of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and state Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga.

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United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” benefits Catoosa County Communities in Schools

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United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties invites the community to donate to the Stuff The Bus school supply drive to equip Catoosa County public school students and teachers for education success.

United Way and Catoosa County Communities in Schools are asking Catoosa residents to host school supply drives at their businesses and places of worship, or to donate school supplies at a participating drop-off location.

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Fort Oglethorpe to hold special election for unexpired council term

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In a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 18, the Fort Oglethorpe city council approved calling a special election in November to fill the unexpired term for former council member Charles Sharrock, who was removed from office in late 2012.

According to city manager Ron Goulart, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently upheld Sharrock's ousting, leading the mayor and council to call the election for a permanent successor.

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Prevention Parenting Class

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The Catoosa County Family Collaborative is offering a no cost prevention parenting class. The class is being hosted by the CAP Initiative and the Catoosa Learning Center. The focus of the class is to build healthy, caring, and prescription drug/alcohol problem-free families.

The 7-session group-based program will cover praise and criticism, discipline, personal power, morals, values and rules, managing behavior, positive self-talk, and prescription drug/alcohol abuse prevention. Classes will also be available for children ages 8-13.

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Catoosa therapy program hosts music therapy event for local veterans

Operation Song, professional songwriters/singers from Nashville who have written award winning songs for the stars and who dedicate their time to music therapy with returning soldiers and veterans, was brought to the area by Heartland Therapeutic Programs, a North Georgia nonprofit, July 11-13.

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What to (maybe) expect from iPhone6

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Since the very first iPhone was released back in 2007, every new model has been met with speculation and rumors leading up to its release. Rumors of phone shortages, problems with design, and possible new features plague the company months before the phones are even seen. The iPhone6 is no exception.

Read More (Buzzbit.co)

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Catoosa County Back to School Jam Saturday

The Catoosa County Back to School Jam will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with gates opening at 9 a.m.) at Camp Scott Patterson in Ringgold.

The event will include free haircuts, medical screenings, hot dogs, drinks and giveaways, including 500 backpacks with school supplies.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Ringgold’s Georgia Winery wins five medals

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold earned bronze, silver and gold medals at the Indy International Wine Competition.

Georgia Winery was judged among 2,200 wines from around the world.

Five of its wines took home medals: Celebrate, Blueberry Blush, Scarlett, Rawlings Ruby Red and Strawberry.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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East Ridge Teen Identified As Wanted Catoosa Robber

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A teen from East Ridge man has been identified as the person who robbed a woman in Catoosa County, Ga., after going through an ATM.

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office had released his photo taken while he was at the ATM.

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Catoosa commissioners to present proposed county budget Friday morning

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The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will have a called meeting on Friday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. in the public meeting room of the Catoosa County administration building, 800 LaFayette St., Ringgold.

The purpose of the meeting will be to present the board’s proposed budget for 2014-15. The county government's budget year begins Oct. 1.

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