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Two people safely rescued in Catoosa County

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Rescue workers in Catoosa County have safely reached and rescued two people Tuesday morning.

A woman and man were brought back to the command post just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported, according to officials.

Rescue officials received the call just after 1 a.m. with requests from the sheriff's office to help rescue a distressed person.

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Happy Labor Day!

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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

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Comcast wants control...of everything

Comcast blocking Centurylink

CenturyLink is the latest company to accuse Comcast of being a bully corporation. According to the Louisiana-based communications company, Comcast is blocking competition in many of its territories. The cable and internet giant argues that CenturyLink should be required to build their own network before being allowed into new communities–something big companies like AT&T aren’t required to do in places like North Georgia.

Read More (Buzzbit.co)

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Ribbon Cutting this Saturday for 2 Grand Openings in Ringgold

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This Saturday August 30, 2014 the owners of "Uniktings!" at 7749 Nashville Street and "Above the Ridge," at 7767 Nashville St, would like to invite you to a ribbon cutting ceremony as we welcome one new and one renovated re-opening of these great businesses in downtown Ringgold.  

The two stores are very close to each other, so we will be conducting the first ribbon cutting photo at "Above the Ridge" at 9:30 am.  Please arrive a few minutes early.

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Ringgold discusses, decides to hold off on renaming recreational complex

ringgold holds off renaming complex

The city of Ringgold has decided to hold off on possibly renaming its recreational complex on Emberson Drive until the revitalization of the site is complete.

The project, which has been a priority for the city over the past couple of years, had its master plan design approved in July, which fueled the idea of possibly renaming the area.

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Georgia State Patrol will be out in force Labor Day weekend

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Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year.

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Local Business Spotlight: Lengendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

business spotlight Legendairy

Back in January, Jake and Julie Wade had a chance to purchase an existing ice cream shop in Ringgold. They decided to take it and enhance it by adding coffee service to the menu. The result is Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, a charming ice cream and coffee shop located in the Food Lion shopping center on Poplar Springs Road. In addition to coffee, they also feature and sell local artwork and photography, as well as holding special events for families to enjoy.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 15-21, 2014

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These people were booked at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 15-21, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 15

Earl Dean Bryant, 59, was arrested for contempt of court-child support.

Christopher David Clark, 25, was arrested for probation violation.

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No turnout for public hearings on Ringgold millage rate increase

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The city of Ringgold held two public hearings on Monday, Aug. 25, regarding the raising of its property tax (millage) rate. But no citizens showed up to comment on the matter one way or the other.

Ringgold’s mayor and council unanimously approved a 3-percent increase in the rate on July 28, which results in a jump from 2.683 mills for 2013 to 2.763 mills for 2014.

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Pedestrian bridge, sidewalk projects progressing in Ringgold

The city of Ringgold got answers to some of the questions it has regarding the progress of its long-awaited pedestrian bridge Monday night, Aug. 25, and it looks like the project might finally begin soon.

After more than three years of discussion, planning, and cost analysis, the council unanimously approved accepting a bid on the bridge at the U.S. 41 overpass near the Depot on Jan. 27.

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