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Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

Forty-two-year-old Robert Adams Alexander of Cloud Springs Road was arrested Monday, Oct. 20, on charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and aggravated sexual battery, after a woman claimed he had sexual contact with her daughter on multiple occasions.

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Catoosa County prepares to sue hospital for audited financial reports

catoosa county to sue hospital

Catoosa County commissioners have decided the time has come, and passed, for Hutcheson Medical Center to provide audited financial reports for the years 2008-2013.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Major Meth Bust

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A traffic stop in Catoosa County leads authorities to make a major meth bust.

This happened Tuesday night at 7:00 on Highway 41 in Ringgold.

During the stop, deputies seized two pounds of methamphetamines, which has an estimated street value of $30,000.

Deputies arrested Jesus Humberto Lopez Deanda, age 27, of Lilburn, GA and Mitchell L. Mary Cordova, age 24, of Duluth, GA. 

Both individuals were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Schedule II narcotics. Jesus Deanda also faces additional traffic charges.

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Local Business Spotlight: North Georgia Chiropractic

North Georgia Chiropractic

Dr. David Smith opened his first chiropractic clinic back in 1998. 16 years later, he now has a thriving business in the Cleburne Shopping Center in downtown Ringgold. Three years ago, he added Dr. Shaun Roach to the practice. We sat down with him to discuss what made him become a chiropractor, why he chose Ringgold, and the importance of chiropractic care. 

Why did you choose to open your business in downtown Ringgold?

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Ringgold man charged with child molestation, statutory rape

A Ringgold man was arrested on child sex charges Monday afternoon, Oct. 20, for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl on several occasions in Catoosa County.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Robert Adams Alexander, 42, of Cloud Springs Road was arrested for aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and aggravated sexual battery.

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Ringgold plans repairs to water plant, exploring chemical changes

The city of Ringgold plans to make major improvements to its water treatment plant by repairing its old clear well tank, while also looking into making a switch to liquid chemicals in lieu of the powder ones it has used for years.

The design for the new clear well upgrades are being drawn up by CTI Engineers, and project manager Philip Schofield says the revamp will keep the well in prime operating condition for several years.

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Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th- This Saturday!!

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold are pleased to announce Movies by the Creek, an outdoor movie night, at the Ringgold Recreation Field on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the Haunted Depot, Ghost Ride, and Bonfire.

The free movie will be the ever popular and much loved film, Frozen! 

Where: Ringgold Recreation Field (Near the soccer fields and entrance to walking trail, behind the City Pool)

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Ringgold awards bid for Nashville Street sidewalk project, discusses Boynton Drive

The city of Ringgold awarded the bid for one of its downtown enhancement projects during its regular city council meeting Monday night, Oct. 13, which means that a new sidewalk along the south side of Nashville Street downtown is now imminent.

The project includes a new sidewalk space along Nashville Street from LaFayette to McClain Streets in front of Teter & Company.

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Ringgold mayor fights to keep ginkgo trees in new streetscape plan

Mayor Fights to Keep Trees

Ringgold’s mayor and city council will try to determine the fate of two ginkgo trees that were accidentally scheduled for demolition as part of the city’s downtown streetscaping plan, which is currently underway.  

“To me, these trees are not in the way of our downtown project,” Barger said during the most recent city council meeting on Monday night, Oct. 13. “I want to keep those trees there. I planted one of the trees myself, and the Boy Scout troop planted the other one after that.”

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Steps 2 Hope foundation reveals house site for wounded Ringgold Army vet

Steps 2 Hope Foundation

A military man from Ringgold got a glimpse of his future Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, during an unveiling ceremony in which a Chattanooga-based non-profit showed him the land where his new special-needs home will be built early next year.

It was a sobering day for Army Sgt. Jason Smith, a 2004 graduate of Ringgold High School, who lost both his legs during an explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan on July 25, 2012.

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