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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce encourages attendance at Hutcheson Medical Center public forums

As the leading voice of business in the county, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce invites and encourages our community to attend the upcoming public forums taking place across the region regarding the current situation facing Hutcheson Medical Center.

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Local Business Spotlight: Sweet and Sassi Cupcakes

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In 2012, when Marian Robinson's husband wanted to move from Wisconsin to a warmer climate, they looked everywhere but North Georgia. The Carolinas, Texas, you name it. Her sister, who lived in Ringgold at the time, told her she should look at North Georgia. In June of that year, they moved to Ringgold, and in July 2013 she opened Sweet & Sassi Cupcakes. Marian has baked all her life, and growing up in a big family--she's the 13th of 14 children--she always had someone to test her creations. I met up with Marian at her bakery to find out what makes it so delicious and unique.

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Group drops six-year lawsuit against Ringgold over Confederate flag

A six-year tug-of-war between the city of Ringgold and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) seems to be resolved. The group has dropped its lawsuit, which centered on the removal of a flag at the historic Depot.

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Walker County officials say Ironman vandalism was criminal, life-threatening

The Chattanooga Ironman race held on Sunday, Sept. 28, was met with excitement and support, but also road vandals who spread oil and tacks along portions of the course through Walker County.

According to Walker County fire chief Randy Camp, the oil and tacks were spread along 5947 West Cove Road and north of Tatum Road along West Cove Road.

This behavior, Camp said, is criminal and the Walker County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the matter.

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Catoosa County selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone

Catoosa County, in a zone that also included Fanin, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield, was selected as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Zs) and will participate in a community commitment ceremony Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center, 515 South Pentz Street, in Dalton.

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Fall into October with new titles on Netflix

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A new season has arrived, and so has the new list of titles available on Netflix. The list is chock full of new films and tv shows–many of them fan favorites.

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Two Catoosa County high-profile criminal trials pushed back

Two Catoosa County criminal cases that have made major headlines over the past couple of years have been pushed back a little further, according to theLookout Mountain Judicial Circuit district attorney’s office.

Clara Louise Edwards, a Ringgold woman accused of murdering a 2-year-old foster child, and Thomas Harold Blevins III, a former band instructor charged with child molestation and sexually assaulting two female students, both recently had their pending trials pushed back.

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Judge denies bond for Goins in murder case

A woman facing murder charges for shooting a LaFayette mother as part of ascheme to snatch her newborn was not given a bond Thursday afternoon by Catoosa County chief magistrate judge Johnny Gass.

The first appearance hearing for 37-year-old Catherine Goins of Hixson, Tenn., was held about 1:30 p.m. at the Catoosa County Courthouse with Goins discussing her charges with Gass via videoconference.

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Catoosa County sheriff says woman orchestrated murder to steal victim’s newborn

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A woman, who last week claimed she shot and killed a home intruder, has been charged with murder for planning the killing to steal the victim’s newborn, Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk revealed in a news conference this morning.

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Rodeo to benefit RHS Wrestling Team

Rodeo for RHS wrestling team

Support Ringgold High School Wrestling! This Saturday, September 27th at Davis Cattle Ranch, come and enjoy an evening of Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. The event is being hosted by the Takedown Club—the booster club for the RHS Wrestling Team. All proceeds will benefit the Ringgold High School Wrestling program. The event is from 6pm-9pm. Tickets are $10 and children 12 and under get in free! For more information, contact

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