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Catoosa County commissioner races: One incumbents wins, one loses

In Tuesday’s primary election, one incumbent on the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners easily held off his challenger, while another incumbent was narrowly defeated.

In the race for the District 4 seat, incumbent Dewayne Hill lost by 27 votes, with 458 votes (48.6 percent) to challenger Ray Johnson’s 485 votes (51.4 percent). District 4 includes the Boynton and Westside precincts in the eastern portion of the county.

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Special programs Memorial Day weekend at Chickamauga and Chattanooga battlefield parks

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has scheduled a series of special programs for Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.

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Low voter turnout so far in Catoosa County

low voter turnout in Catoosa County

With primary elections underway across the state of Georgia, voter turnout was light this morning in Catoosa County.

According to elections official Tonya Moore, 54 people had come by Catoosa Hall at the Ringgold precinct as of 9:30 a.m. today.

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Walker, Catoosa County voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary election

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Voters in Catoosa and Walker counties, as well as across Georgia, head to the polls Tuesday for the 2014 primary election. Polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to bring a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, such as Georgia’s driver’s license or military ID. If you don’t know your polling location, go The weather is expected to cooperate, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 83.

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Ringgold considers adding a dog park

Ringgold dog park

Instead of Ringgold going to the dogs, dogs might soon have a place to go in Ringgold.

There may be dog park in the city’s future following a presentation from members of Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care during the city council meeting on Monday, May 12.

Organization president Kelly Evans and board member Lonnie Jones both spoke of the group’s desire for such a park.

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FCC to review net neutrality

Fcc Net Neutrality

Thursday morning, the FCC ruled 3-2 to open a Notice of Proposed Rule making (NPRM) on Net Neutrality rules. This proposal will build on the 2010 Open Internet Order that was struck down in January after a court battle with Verizon.

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Lady Tigers to host basketball clinic

Ringgold High Scholl Basketball clinic

The Ringgold High School Lady Tigers will host a basketball clinic June 2nd-4th. All girls in kindergarten through 9th grade are elligable, regardless of experience in

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Catoosa County holds annual Partnership 2000 recognition luncheon

Numerous businesses and agencies were celebrated on Thursday, May 8, during the annual Partnership 2000 luncheon sponsored by the Catoosa County Board of Education, which honors those in the community who contribute to the enhancement of education in the school system.

With dozens of establishments recognized, awards for small, medium and large partners of the year were given out, while the partnership program of the year and system partner of the year was also celebrated.

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Fort Oglethorpe hospital selling its 51 percent share in Battlefield Imaging for $5.2 million

Walker County sole commissioner Bebe Heiskell, on Thursday afternoon, signed a contract granting a loan of up to $1 million to the Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties to finance the working capital of Hutcheson Medical Center.

This allocation will pay for indigent care — something required by law — that the Fort Oglethorpe hospital provides county residents, and is not unlike other loans the county has guaranteed over the last few years to Hutcheson.

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Catoosa County Chamber hosts candidate debate

catoosa chamber hosts debate

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce held a candidate debate for the public just in time for the general primary and non-partisan election to be held on Tuesday, May 20.

Moderator for the evening was Matthew Hipp, assistant professor of political science at Dalton College.

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