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Ringgold to name pedestrian bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger

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The city of Ringgoldmade a nice and logical gesture Monday night, Feb. 9, by voting to name the new pedestrian walking bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger, a man who worked hard over the past few years to get the project going.

Councilman Randall Franks motioned for the potential name during an update on the status of the bridge, an idea that was quickly seconded by Earl Henderson.

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Watch classic TV the modern way

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Shout Factory has launched a streaming television service for the classic TV lover. 

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First confirmed case of measles in Georgia was infant who recently traveled from overseas


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared for at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. DPH is working with CHOA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the patient and to prevent further spread of measles.

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Chickamauga Park announces road closings during LaFayette Road project

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that the actual road closures for the LaFayette Road project will begin Feb. 17, and continue through June.

The road closure will be completed using four phases of construction:

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Ga. officials seeing high number of fraudulent tax returns

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Department of Revenue officials say they're already seeing numerous cases of scammers attempting to file fraudulent 2014 income tax returns.

Department officials said in a statement Thursday that they believe the personal information being used to file the fraudulent returns was gained through third-party security breaches.

Officials say the Department of Revenue has flagged a significant number of returns as potentially fraudulent and the department will reach out to taxpayers who have had dubious returns filed in their names.

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New titles streaming in February

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A new month means new titles on Netflix and Amazon. The two streaming media giants are nearly evenly matched, with Amazon steadily building its content. They even have a section for Amazon-exclusive titles called “Not on Netflix“.

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Ringgold awards bids for sewer, paving, and sidewalk project

Ringgold awards bid for sidewalk construction

The city of Ringgold will have more projects underway in the coming months after recently awarding bids for the second phase of its Exit 345 sewer project, road paving, and multiple sidewalk upgrades throughout town.

With the downtown streetscape and pedestrian bridge projects already underway in downtown Ringgold, the city is primed to get started on another of other items on its to-do list.

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Local Business Spotlight: Georgia Winery

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In 1982, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Sr. bought 50 acres of land hoping to cultivate and farm it for his family. Thirty years later, the Georgia Winery has become a major attraction in Catoosa County and North Georgia. I sat down with Adrian Prouty--grandson of Dr. Rawlings--to find out more about the family business.

Why did you choose to open your business in Ringgold?

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Couple arrested for drugs, stealing 57 blocks of cheese from Fort Oglethorpe Walmart

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A Chattanooga, Tenn., married couple was recently arrested in Fort Oglethorpe after, police say, they stole 57 blocks of cheese from the Walmart on Battlefield Parkway.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Joshua Shane Caldwell, 21, and Erika Danielle Caldwell, 21, both of Locksley Lane in Chattanooga, Tenn., were arrested Friday, Jan. 30, for possession of marijuana and shoplifting.

The Caldwells have been released from jail on bond.

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Pedestrian, struck by vehicle in Walker County, charged with being under the influence

A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was under the influence on Trion Highway in the 1400 block late Friday evening in LaFayette.

According to Georgia State Patrol Post 41:

On Friday, Jan. 30, around 10:56 p.m., a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Trion Highway when 49-year-old James Riley Hewitt of Trion was walking in the northbound lane of the highway

Hewitt walked into the right side of the vehicle and was struck, causing injury, and was transported to Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.

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