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Guide available to locate family flag among Ringgold Memorial flags

Twice a year the streets of Ringgold are lined with American flags in honor of local deceased military. Each flag is anchored in a cross bearing the family name of those who served.

In response to multiple requests for a convenient way to locate a particular name, a system was implemented for residents to use.

To find a flag, visit cityofringgold.com, click on flags and find the location number in front of the name. Go to the key at the bottom of the list.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department holds second annual Awards Banquet

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Departmentheld its second annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 8, at the Catoosa County Colonnade.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Volunteers needed for bi-annual "Festival of Flags" in Ringgold

Festival of Flags volunteers

The city of Ringgold is looking for volunteers to assist with its bi-annual “Festival of Flags,” which kicks of on Monday, May 18. Twice a year, more than 1,200 full-size flags are raised throughout Ringgold in honor of deceased veterans from Catoosa County. They have added 55 more flags since Veterans Day this past November, and they need volunteers to help set up for Memorial Day! If you want to help, meet at 8am this Monday, May 18th in front of the Catoosa County Courthouse or the building behind the First Baptist Church. 

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Wanted felon arrested after SWAT standoff in Rossville

Authorities today arrested a 31-year-old man following a police standoff at a Rossville residence.

According to officials on the scene:

Timothy Bernard Pam has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by bringing stolen property into the state, and obstruction of police. He was arrested about 2:30 p.m. today.

The arrest stems from Pam being pulled over in traffic stop two weeks ago while allegedly driving a stolen vehicle. During that stop, Pam, a convicted felon, allegedly threw a handgun into the vehicle and fled on foot.

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National Day of Prayer held at Ringgold Depot

The National Day of Prayer was once again held at the historic Ringgold Depot on Thursday, May 7, as numerous residents, city officials, and community leaders to pray for anything weighing on their hearts and minds.

The event was the 64th annual observance of the day, with the theme “Lord, Hear Our Cry.”

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Wounded Ringgold soldier, family given the keys to their new dream home

After months of anticipation, hundreds of hours of volunteer help, and heartfelt donations, a wounded Ringgold Army sergeant and his family were finally given the keys to the dream home on Saturday morning, May 9.

After nine days of building, painting, flooring, landscaping, and endless community support, Army Sgt. Jason Smith of Ringgold picked up his wife Lauren in his arms and carried her into their beautiful new house off Salem Valley Road.

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Artsy Camp in Woodstation offers summer opportunities for kids

Artsy After School Camp offers creative opportunities for children in grades kindergarten-fifth grade every day of the week.

The camp meets at Woodstation United Methodist Church, 13198 Alabama Highway, in Ringgold. It picks up students from Ringgold Primary School, Ringgold Elementary School and Woodstation Elementary School Monday through Friday and provides after school care from 3-6 p.m., which includes creative classes each day.

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State Rep. Tom Weldon speaks to Heritage Middle School FBLA/FFA

Georgia state Rep. Tom Weldon spoke to the Heritage Middle School chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) Rep Weldon explained to the students how the decisions the state legislature makes affect business and agriculture in Georgia. He answered student questions and also invited the students to visit the state capital when the legislature is in session.

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Crews finalizing streetscape in downtown Ringgold, expect detours along Nashville Street

Ringgold’s ongoing downtown streetscape project will consist of the closing of a portion of Nashville Street near the historic Depot as crews try to complete the final stages of the overhaul.

Crews with Talley Construction got started early Thursday morning, May 7, as they prepare to mill the road surface for work.

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Wounded Ringgold soldier’s new home nearing completion thanks to community support

steps to hope jason smith

A local military hero is only a few days away from seeing a dream realized for him and his family as they eaglerly await the completion of their new Ringgold house being built by the Steps 2 Hope Foundation.

Army Sgt. Jason Smith of Ringgold has won the hearts of thousands over the past couple of years, and a number of citizens in the community have dedicated their time over the past week to help give back to Jason, who gave so much of himself defending the country.

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