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Ringgold’s electronic sign dilemma still up in the air

A passionate crowd attended a special called Ringgold city councilmeeting on Monday night, Nov. 17 to discuss the ongoing debate over the city’s informative electronic sign that is currently located downtown in Citizen’s Park.

The sign, which was erected in 2009, advertises city events and information, but to many, doesn't fit in well with the city’s overall downtown landscape that is currently being overhauled.

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Ringgold man arrested for kidnapping boys, threats

A Ringgold man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly kidnapping two young boys and then threatening to kill one of the boys’ parents, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Christopher Michael Smith, 38, of 503 Smoketree Circle in Ringgold was arrested Sunday, Nov. 16, on charges of kidnapping, terroristic threats, and burglary.

Smith was released from jail on bond Monday afternoon, Nov. 17.

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Citizens urged to support Fort Oglethorpe hospital

The second of three court-ordered public forums regarding the potential sale of Hutcheson hospital was held Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Walker County Civic Center. The 90-minute meeting was similar, yet different, from one held Nov. 11 in Catoosa County.

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Catoosa County high school’s RESPECT team volunteers to paint Habitat house

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s RESPECT group is helping paint Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity’s most recent house.

These students are considered the best students overall at the high school, overseeing the Renaissance reward program. The program, launched at LFO in 1997, recognizes students with good grades, good behavior and good attendance, according to program sponsor Traci McCracken.

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Closed Door Entertainment presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

cinderella at Tivoli

Want to kick off the holidays with the most delightful musical of all time? Take the family to see Closed Door Entertainment's 2014 Season Closer, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! With beautiful costumes, dancing, sets, and lights- this is sure to be a holiday treat!

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Oct. 31 through Nov. 6, 2014.

Friday, Oct. 31

David Ormand Eubanks, 79, was arrested for child molestation, aggravated child molestation.

James Tyler Sloan, 32, was arrested for probation violation.

Joanna Violet Torres, 29, was arrested bench warrant, bond surrender, hold for Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Floyd Womble, 40, was arrested for probation violation.

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Hutcheson Medical Center approaches courtroom crossroads

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The tri-county area’s need for a local hospital was never questioned during a public forum held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Catoosa Civic Center in Ringgold that focused on the future of Hutcheson hospital.

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Heartland Therapeutic Programs Arcade hosts grand opening at Orange Grove Center

The Orange Grove Center, 615 Derby Street, in Chattanooga, Tenn., cut a new ribbon on Friday, Oct. 31, to mark the official opening of the Heartland Therapeutic Programs Arcade for research.

Orange Grove is a private, nonprofit organization serving more than 700 adults and children with developmental disabilities. Heartland Programs brought Orange Grove job-training programs to North Georgia.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

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Crime Stoppers: Check forgery at Ringgold church being investigated

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an identity theft and forgery incident that occurred in October, in which someone forged a check from a Ringgold church.

An employee of Cross Pointe Community Church recently discovered someone made a counterfeit check to match that of one of the church’s, and subsequently forged another person’s name onto it.

The fraudulent activity occurred sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, with it actually being discovered and reported on Friday, Oct. 31, reports show.

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