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Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B

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Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

"This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," said Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday on a call with analysts. "I believe Oculus can be one of the platforms of the future."

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Three arrested on drug charges at police checkpoint

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Three Tennessee residents were arrested in Catoosa County on Sunday night, March 23, after police found them possession of several drugs during a driver’s license checkpoint near Cloud Springs Road and I-75.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office:

Michael David Shahan, 18, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Blakelan Scott Adams, 22, and Kaitlyn Michelle Lowery, 20, both of Ooltewah, Tenn., were arrested March 23 and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of Xanax, possession of acid, and sale, distribution, or possession of dangerous drugs.

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Officials Say Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane 'Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean'

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New satellite data reveals that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended" its journey in a "remote location" of the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," a somber Razak said during a media briefing.

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Legendary Coach Gene Stallings to Speak at 2014 FCA Banquet

The Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is proud to host the 2014 Home Team Banquet, April 8, 2014, featuring Gene Stallings, legendary coach, as the banquet speaker. 

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Georgia Business Owners & Residents React To Gun Bill

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A controversial bill has made its way onto the Georgia governor's desk.  If passed, the bill would allow those with a license to bring a concealed, loaded weapon into churches and bars.  
The Georgia House voted 112-58 to approve the bill at the last hour late Thursday night.  And while many support the bill, others are not comfortable with the idea, saying alcohol and firearms are a deadly mix.

One Georgia restaurant owner weighs in.

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Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office

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On Monday, March 17, a theft was reported at Camping World at 6728 Ringgold Road, in which numerous televisions were stolen from several motor homes on the lot.

Store management told police the fence had been cut and that seven motor homes had been entered with 13 TV’s stolen from within.

The total estimated value of the stolen property is $11,694.

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Netflix CEO joins the fight for net neutrality

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Netflix and Comcast announced on February 23rd that both companies would "team up to provide customers an excellent user experience" by striking a deal to resolve streaming issues. So it comes as a surprise that this week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings criticized these types of arrangements between companies.

Read More (Buzzbit.co)

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IRS monitor: $1 million phone scam 'largest ever'

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If the phone rings and the caller says he represents the IRS, be suspicious.

That's the warning from federal authorities, who on Thursday said a nationwide phone scam has stolen $1 million from thousands of unsuspecting people.

The impostor claims to be an Internal Revenue Service representative and tells "intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer," an IRS inspector general office said.

Related: 10 tax audit red flags:

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Ringgold City Council Honors Former Councilman Black

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City Council members gathered at the home of former Councilman Larry Black to present to him a Declaration of Appreciation from the Ringgold City Council.  The Declaration honors Mr. Black for his service of 16 years to the City as both a Councilman and as the Chairman for the Downtown Development Authority.  Mayor Joe Barger and Councilman Terry Crawford presented a framed copy of the Declaration which was approved by the City Council on December 9, 2013.

 

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Malaysia Airlines Search Uses Every Method Possible

SYDNEY—Australian-led search teams will likely be using an eclectic mix of high-tech and traditional methods to help track down possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

Australia's national science agency is helping the nation's maritime safety authority undertake the search, offering its sophisticated ocean-modelling data to be checked against the findings of rescue teams hunting for scattered debris on the ocean's surface.

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