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Georgia Northwestern Technical College to add hotel management program

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College is adding a hotel management program to its course offerings in the fall of 2015.

GNTC President Pete McDonald is also the vice chairman of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority. He told authority board members Tuesday the new program would be linked with the college’s culinary arts program at the Woodlee campus in Rome.

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Hutcheson welcomes first babies after re-opening of labor and delivery services


Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe welcomed its first baby delivery Monday, Dec. 15, following the re-opening of the community hospital’s labor and delivery department.

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City attorney not representing Fort Oglethorpe elections chief in lawsuit; council gives her $5,000 for an attorney

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Fort Oglethorpe council members have approved $5,000 in attorney fees for the city’s elections chief, who is embroiled in a lawsuit.

The suit, filed by citizen Steve Cooper, claims Orma Luckey was biased and abused her powers during the most recent election.

Cooper alleges Luckey should not have allowed candidate Charles Sharrock to be on the ballot for an election held in November. Sharrock was removed from his council seat in 2012 following allegations he sexually harassed female city employees.

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Ringgold to re-bid needed work on water treatment plant clearwell

The city of Ringgold voted unanimously Monday night, Dec. 8, to re-bid its water treatment plant clearwell repair project so that exact specifications for the work can be advertised.

According to city manager Dan Wright, the city entertained all the bids that were received before the Nov. 6 closing date and were leaning towards accepting a bid before finding out the company’s qualifications didn’t meet the project’s needs.

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Blood Assurance announces holiday hours

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Blood Assurance, your regional non-profit blood center, would like to invite you to gift the gift of life this holiday season.

These Blood Assurance locations will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Cleveland, Cookeville, downtown Chattanooga, East Brainerd, Kingsport and Johnson City in Tennessee; Bristol, Virginia; Cartersville and Dalton, Georgia.

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Ringgold man dies in crash in Walker County

Ringgold man dead in Walker County crash

A 66-year-old Ringgold man died Saturday night in a collision in Walker County.

According to Georgia State Patrol Post 41:

Daniel Ellis Jeter died in the wreck, which occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 (Ga. 1) and Ga. Highway 151, south of LaFayette at the Walker-Chattooga line.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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HBO plans simultaneous launch of standalone streaming service with Game of Thrones

HBO launches standalone streaming service

HBO already has HBO GO–a complementary video streaming service for HBO subscribers–but next year, you won’t need a subscription to watch HBO content. Most importantly, the mega hit Game of Thrones.

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Ringgold announces three openings on CVB board

The city of Ringgold’s Convention and Visitors Bureau currently has three board terms that will expire on Dec. 31 and need to be filled.

Eligible candidates for the seats must be a Ringgold resident; property or business owner, or an employee of a business located in the city limits.

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Ringgold’s pedestrian bridge coming soon

Ringgold’s downtown streetscaping project is getting closer to completion, and officials say the long-awaited pedestrian bridge over U.S. 41 at the Depot could be in place in just a few days.

During the most recent city council meeting on Monday night, Dec. 8, city manager Dan Wright stated that the bridge’s placement was imminent.

“The bridge is getting close,” Wright said. “It looks like Dec. 18 is the preliminary date to set the bridge.”

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Hutcheson Medical Center on schedule to reopen women services Monday

hutcheson to reopen women's center

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe remains on schedule to open the Women’s Center on Monday, Dec. 15.

Physicians have been scheduling procedures for several weeks in anticipation of the opening, said Farrell Hayes, president and CEO of Hutcheson.

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