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9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

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We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the endless buffering begins. It's frustrating when your network slows down (or shuts down completely), but there are a few tricks you can use boost your Wi-Fi signal. Here are a few of them.

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BREAKING: Hutcheson Medical Center to shut down

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The doors of Hutcheson Medical Center will close in 30 days.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Paul Bonapfel ordered that the hospital's main campus, outpatient services and cancer center shut down within about a month during a hearing this morning. At the most recent count, the hospital's emergency room had between 40 and 50 patients, while the main hospital saw about five people in beds.

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Be a Game Changer at annual CIS dinner Thursday November 5th

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Come out and support Communities in Schools and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Colonnade! This Thursday, November 5th, CIS will hold its annual dinner to raise money and awareness to help increase the graduation rate in Catoosa County Schools. “The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” A child who does not graduate high school can cost a community upwards of $290,000 in his or her lifetime.

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Pancake breakfast this Saturday to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care

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Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care is hosting a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, October 31st from 8-10am at Applebee's in Fort Oglethorpe. Come out and support animals in need and enjoy a delicious breakfast! The CCAC is a non-profit that is committed to reducing animal overpopulation, finding animals loving homes, and returning lost animals to their owners. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or at our office.

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Ringgold council approves small purchases to finalize Patriot Hall renovation

The Ringgold city council approved some detail-oriented purchases Monday night, Oct. 26, as the city prepares to reopen Patriot Hall on Emberson Drive following a nine-month renovation.

The building, which sits adjacent to the city pool, began being overhauled in February and is slated to be open for rentals beginning Nov. 3.

“It’s a beautiful building,” said city manager Dan Wright. “They’ve done a great job and it’s nice in there now.”

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Walker County Asking For Help Finding Aggravated Child Molestation Suspect

In a post on its Facebook page, the Walker County Sheriff's Office says it is seeking information on the whereabouts of Jonathan Buie Williams, who is wanted on aggravated child molestation charges.

Sheriff Steve Wilson says Williams is 5'9'' tall, weighs 140 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes.

The post says he was last seen in the area of 368 Highway 151 Lafayette but is no longer in that area.

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Guide available to locate family flag among Veterans Day flags in Ringgold

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Veterans Day flags will be raised Wednesday, Nov. 4. Twice a year the streets of Ringgold are lined with American flags in honor of local deceased military. Each flag is anchored in a cross bearing the family name of those who served.

In response to multiple requests for a convenient way to locate a particular name, a system was implemented for residents to use.

To find a flag, visit, click on flags and find the location number in front of the name. Go to the key at the bottom of the list.

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So long, Fort Oglethorpe; hello, Walker County: Jeff Long leaves city to take on county chore

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After spending more than two decades as an employee of the City of Fort Oglethorpe, Jeff Long is heading down the highway — U.S. 27 — to become head of Walker County’s roads department.

“It is a good career move,” Long said of his leaving his dual roles as director of the city’s public works and recreation departments. “This opportunity came up, and after looking at the challenges it offered I decided to accept.”

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Rossville couple arrested on multiple drug charges in Fort Oglethorpe

A Rossville couple is behind bars in Catoosa County after police found them allegedly to be in possession of multiple drugs following a domestic dispute at the K-Mart off Battlefield Parkway.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

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RTC funds imaging project to locate unmarked graves in Anderson Cemetery

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Recently, Ringgold Telephone Company (RTC) funded a project to locate over 100 unmarked graves within the boundaries of the historic Nathan Anderson Cemetery in downtown Ringgold. Rumors have long circled the old cemetery, offering various accounts of unmarked burial sites belonging to early settlers—Euro-Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans.

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