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Home Invasion In Catoosa County

Home invasion in Catoosa County

Authorities in Catoosa County are on the hunt for two men Wednesday afternoon who they say robbed a homeowner at gunpoint on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning between 10 & 11 a.m. at a home on Grant Drive in Ringgold, a homeowner told police she heard the doorbell ring, and saw one of the suspects on her front porch, holding a package. The woman opened the door and signed for the package. The man set the package down, and then raised up holding a pistol. A second suspect then appeared, also holding a gun.

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No red ink: After 75 percent of its budget year, Catoosa County’s finances are rosy

Catoosa Count under budget for 2014

Through the first three-quarters of its budget year, Catoosa County government is reporting great financial strength.

The county’s chief financial officer, Carl Henson, presented good news when giving the general fund summary during the county Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, July 15.

Revenue is outpacing expenditures by $722,201 so far this budget year, Henson said. Revenue is exceeding expenses by $957,957 compared to the same time during the prior year, he said.

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Ringgold approves design for new recreation complex

new Ringgold recreation project

The revitalization of Ringgold’s Recreational Complex on Emberson Drive took a major step forward during the Monday night, July 14, city council meeting, with the unveiling and approval of the master plan for the new site.

“We’ve tried to incorporate all the things you (the city) want in this complex,” said Jan Pass, president and chief engineer of the Chattanooga-based Passpointe Engineering.

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Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Ringgold

Residents living in and around the Ringgold community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. New Heights Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening(lifelinescreening.com) on Saturday, July 26. The church is located at 158 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road in Ringgold.

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Ringgold CVB approves downtown WiFi; city council to weigh in tonight

Ringgold approves downtown wifi

Ringgold’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) approved multiple downtown enhancement items during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 8, and now those recommendations will be on the city council agenda for tonight, July 14.

After months of discussion, the CVB approved a bid from Ringgold Telephone Co. to install additional WiFi downtown, stretching from the Depot to Price Ringgold Drugs.

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Florida Boys appear at Ringgold Depot August 8

Florida boys at Ringgold depot

Southern gospel music's legendary quartet the Florida Boys will appear at Sacred Sounds Fridays, August 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. for the Share America Foundation. Randall Franks from TV's "In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund helping musicians achieve higher education. Donations for tickets are adults: $5, Children 5 and under free with adult.

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Project 52 expands to help north Georgia homeowners and nonprofits

Clogged gutters, peeling paint, overgrown weeds or a downed tree are a challenge for any homeowner, but when you are elderly or have no money for home repairs, these can be an impossible challenge.

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HBO and Netflix dominate Emmy nominations

emmy nominations

The Emmy nominations are in, and according to Hollywood, broadcast television is on its way out–creatively that is. Thursday morning, the Television Academy announced the list and in the biggest categories, streaming and cable dominate. The shows vying for best drama are spread across premium cable and pay-television services:

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Bass Pro Shop Spurs New Commercial Interest In East Ridge

The East Ridge City Council Thursday night discussed how to proceed with commercial redevelopment in the city. Interest has been spurred by the Bass Pro Shop’s announcement that a new store will be located in East Ridge. Mayor Brent Lambert and the other council members are encouraged by new interest from retail businesses and developers. In the last week, City Manager Andrew Hyatt said he had been contacted by two developers that want to make presentations to the city officials.

East Ridge is one of three municipalities in Tennessee that has been designated as a “Border Region.

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Former foster mom accused of murder released from Catoosa County jail on bond

ringgold foster mom released from jail

Ringgold foster mother accused of murder is a free woman for the first time in more than five weeks after she posted a $75,000 bond on Thursday, July 3.

Clara Louise Edwards, 59, of a Mallard Hill address in Ringgold had been in the Catoosa County jail since May 28, charged with felony murder in the death of 2-year-old Saharah Witherspoon who died of severe head trauma on New Year’s Day.

Edwards was released from jail shortly before 4 p.m. on July 3, six days after her bond was set by Catoosa County Superior Court judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.

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