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RTC's 12 Days of Giving!

12 days of giving

RTC wants to give back this Christmas! Kicking off on Giving Tuesday (Dec 1st) and continuing through the first 12 business days of December (1st-4th, 7th-11th, 14th-16th), RTC will be giving away prizes to lucky participants! We will announce new contest details each morning.

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Motion denied: Hutcheson closing is days away

Thanksgiving 2015 will have a bitter taste for those interested in keeping the doors open at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.

Judge Paul Bonapfel, in the Atlanta federal bankruptcy court this morning, denied a motion that would have delayed additional layoffs and the closing of hospital admission until mid-December.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 13-19, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 13-19, 2015.

Friday, November 13

Brandon Richard Ferrel, 23, was arrested for probation violation.

Dakota Michael Green, 19, was arrested for terroristic threats and acts.

Haley Alexis Griffin, 20, was arrested for obstruction or hindering law enforcement, marijuana less than one ounce, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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New series from Amazon explores life if the Allies had lost WWII

new amazon series

Is the most compelling television streaming? Last winter, Amazon allowed viewers to choose which pilot would be turned into a series. The Man in the High Castle became the most watched pilot since the online company began developing original content–proving that, given the chance, viewers choose exciting, thought-provoking stories.

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Walker DFCS seeks donations for Christmas gifts for local children

The Walker County Department of Family and Children Services is seeking community partners to assume the role of “Santa” for foster children.

The agency has over 140 Walker county children in custody. To make sure all of the children are served it relies on donations to make each child’s Christmas a pleasant experience.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Georgia secretary of state accidentally releases all voters' private information

The following is a public statement released by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp this afternoon:

Dear Georgia Voters:

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Ringgold Down Home Christmas parade set for Dec. 4

The Ringgold Down Home Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will begin on Nashville Street and proceed through downtown to the Ringgold Depot.

Santa Claus will again marshal the parade to the Depot where he will be available for pictures for the remainder of the night. The historic Ringgold Depot will also host a variety of children’s choir and dance performances beginning at 7 p.m.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Nov. 1-16, 2015

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of November 2015.


2392 Lafayette Road, Ft. Oglethorpe

Nov. 3, 2015

Score: 86, Grade: B

Bailey's BBQ

5540 Highway 41, Ringgold

Nov. 9, 2015

Score: 84, Grade: B

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Officials say no hazardous materials found at site of LaFayette plant fire, so far

On Monday officials with the city of LaFayette, a federal EPA coordinator, and the owner of the business that occupied the old Barwick Mills said that no hazardous chemicals have been found at the scene.

Meanwhile, EPA officials caution residents within a half-mile of the site to seek shelter, shut doors and windows, and turn off heating and air units as heavy smoke is being swirled low to the ground and should not be inhaled.

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Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School offers weekly community art classes

Anyone in the community now has the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of art classes. Choices for the weekly classes include clay, printmaking, stained glass, tie-dyeing, photography and many more. Room 310 is open from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from November to May.

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