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RTC's 12 Days of Giving!

RTC 12 Days of Giving

RTC wants to give back this Christmas! For the first 12 business days of December (1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-16th) RTC will be giving away prizes to a lucky participant! We will announce new contest details each morning. Be sure to like us on Facebook for eligibility and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and details!

 

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Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m., and crews worked feverishly to control the blaze, which ultimately burned half of the two-story structure down to the foundation.

According to Catoosa County Fire & Rescue deputy chief Jim White, two adults and three children were in the home when the fire started.

“We’re just glad there were no fatalities and no injuries,” White said.

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Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department erupted in anger as St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's announced that Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, wouldn't be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed.

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Fort Oglethorpe DDA dismayed by five-year delay on LaFayette Road project

Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority board members were clearly at the 2019 start date for the LaFayette Road beautification project. But members were even more displeased by not seeing the timeline until several weeks after it was made public at a city council meeting.

The DDA worked for years designing a master plan for the downtown area. All that work culminated with the receipt of a $3 million federal grant to redo LaFayette Road and the downtown corridor into a gateway of the Chickamauga Battlefield.

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Holiday Happenings at the Georgia Winery

Holidays at the Georgia winery

This holiday season be sure to visit the Georgia Winery! This month they are holding their second annual November Food Drive. All month long bring in a non-perishable food donation and receive 10% off the Holiday Cheer Wine--a cranberry/muscadine sweet wine. All donations will benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

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Down Home Christmas parade in Ringgold Dec. 5

The Ringgold Down Home Christmas Parade will be returning to downtown Ringgold on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.

The parade will begin on Nashville Street and proceed through downtown to the Ringgold Depot.

Santa Claus will marshal the parade to the Depot, where he will be available for pictures for the remainder of the festival.

After 7 p.m. the Depot will host a variety of children's choir and dance performances.

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Reaction to the president’s immigration plan

Catoosa County commissioners approve additional dollars and days off

catoosa commissioners vote for more money and days off

Catoosa County’s commissioners have approved additional economic development funding, installation of a new filing system as part of courthouse renovations and a couple of actions that should extend holiday cheer for county employees.

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Hutcheson Medical Center filing for Chapter 11 protection

Hutcheson files chapter 11

A new chapter was added to the saga of Hutcheson hospital on Nov. 19.

Chapter 11, that is.

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Local Business Spotlight: Uniktings

local business spotlight uniktings

Since 2007, Cindie Robinson has owned Uniktings—a charming gift shop right in the middle of downtown Ringgold. Raised an army brat, she has lived in Germany and graduated high school in Thailand. Uniktings is her first retail store, but retail is the family business. Her father, grandmother, and sister have all owned and operated retail shops. Back in August, she moved four doors down from her original location and combined her shop with another business, Regina’s Stuff.

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