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Hutcheson Medical Center laid off 58 employees

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Hutcheson Medical Center reported the layoffs of 58 employees and significant losses at the hospital and its clinics during its regularly scheduled Sept. 30 board meeting.

Since last November, the Fort Oglethorpe-based hospital has operated under federal bankruptcy court protection.

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Judge upholds wrestler's disqualification to run for Ringgold mayor

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Ringgold businessman Paul Lee’s bid to be elected mayor came to an official end this afternoon when a judge upheld Lee’s disqualification from the race.

Catoosa County Superior Court judge Brian House said, “The court affirms the decision made by the city.”

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RTC to host gaming tournament

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On Saturday, November 14th, RTC will host its first video gaming tournament.  The event will be a 32 player single-elimination event.  Participants will be playing Call of Duty - Black Ops 2 on the XBOX 360. 

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Ringgold’s downtown sign controversy turned over to Convention and Visitors Bureau for review

The final decision on the fate of Ringgold’s downtown digital sign will have to wait a little longer, as the city council voted Monday night, Sept. 28, to turn the issue over to the Convention and Visitors Bureau(CVB) for review before a determination can be made.

The sign dilemma revolves around the electronic sign located in Citizen’s Park downtown in the city’s historic district.

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Rossville man fatally shot by police was armed, had history of domestic violence

Authorities this afternoon said the Rossville man who was killed Sunday evening by police had a history of domestic violence and was armed with a rifle.

Walker County sheriff Steve Wilson, along with members from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol Post 41, held a news conference. Video of news conference

At the conference, Wilson was present with GBI assistant special agent Joe Montgomery, GSP Post 41 Sgt. J.M. McConnathy, and GSP Post 41 Lt. J.D. Stultz.

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The Family Crisis Center offering free self-defense classes

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October is domestic violence awareness month, and the Family Crisis Center is offering FREE self-defense classes in various locations across northwest Georgia. Self-Defense intructor Larry Scott will be teaching classes in Catoosa, Chattooga, Walker, and Dade counties. The classes will be open to anyone who wants to participate. Click on the story for dates and times. 

Catoosa County -  October 8th, 6-8pm LFO old high school gym  1850 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe

Chattooga County - October 13th, 6-8pm at the Civic Center  10102 Commerce St, Summerville

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Tea and Trends Event to Honor Theresa Parker

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Please join the Family Crisis Center in commemorating the life of Theresa Parker Saturday, October 10th. "Tea and Trends" is being held to inform and recognize the impact of domestic violence on communities.  The event will be held at the Walker County Civic Center, and will include a fashion show, lunch, prizes, a silent auction, and more. Tables are avaialble for purchase, as well as individual tickets. The event is sponsored by The Family Crisis Center and CATO clothing. Click on the article for more information. Please consider coming out and supporting a great cause!

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Prater’s Mill Country Fair in Dalton set for October 10 and 11

Prater’s Mill Country Fair, slated for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11, Columbus Day weekend, is a north Georgia tradition.

“Celebrate our 45th year!” said Melanie Millican Chapman, a volunteer at every fair since the beginning. “We started the fair in 1971 to raise funds to restore the mill. Now we’re proud to say we preserve eight historic buildings at the heritage park owned by the people of Whitfield County.”

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Lawsuits Filed In Chattanooga Against Volkswagen For Emissions Scandal

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Fraud, deceit and deception.
Those are accusations against Volkswagen by many of its owners.  Some of those owners say the value of their cars is now much less, and they want the company to pay up.

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Three arrested in Ringgold following early-morning crime spree downtown

Two men and a woman are behind bars in Catoosa County following an overnight crime spree, in which the trio was allegedly involved in multiple thefts and drug activity, police say.

According to the Ringgold Police Department:

John Zachary Ainsworth, 25, of Rossville, Whitney Lashley Roach, 24, of Chickamauga, and Dustin Edward Horton, 27, of Ringgold, were arrested during the early-morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 19.

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