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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

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Crime Stoppers: Check forgery at Ringgold church being investigated

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an identity theft and forgery incident that occurred in October, in which someone forged a check from a Ringgold church.

An employee of Cross Pointe Community Church recently discovered someone made a counterfeit check to match that of one of the church’s, and subsequently forged another person’s name onto it.

The fraudulent activity occurred sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, with it actually being discovered and reported on Friday, Oct. 31, reports show.

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CBS launches streaming news channel

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For those of us who are sick of paying that cable bill, it just got a little more attractive to cut the cord. CBS has joined the recent wave of major networks catering to cord-cutters by introducing CBSN-an all news streaming channel. And the best part is, no one had a clue.

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Ringgold will host Veteran’s Day concert Nov. 11

The Ringgold Downtown Development Authority and Convention and Visitor's Bureau will host a Veteran’s Day celebration featuring the Jericho Brass, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. as part of Ringgold's annual Fall Festival of Flags.

“Taking the time to honor those veterans who have served our country, allowing us the privilege to live free, is something we should all do,” said Randall Franks, DDA chairman. “We hope to fill the Depot as we share in a musical tribute that honors these men and women of Ringgold and Catoosa County.”

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Red Ribbon week at Graysville Elementary

Red ribbon week graysville

   The month of October was a busy one for the counseling department at Graysville Elementary School. Students at Graysville Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 20 through 24 to emphasize staying drug free. The Red Rabbit (Counselor Susan Blair) came to visit the kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms. The Red Rabbit spoke to the students about staying drug free and how important that is to good health.

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Science Night at RES

RES science night

On October 23, 2014, the Ringgold Elementary School Family came together for an absolutely electrifying night of fun!  Students experimented with building rockets, electricity, catapults, other simple machines, rocks & minerals, and much more.  The Chattanooga Creative Discovery Museum provided the various activities, training teachers who volunteered their time to man the stations that evening.  Fifth grade science teacher, Melissa McKown, organized the event and shared, "Science Night was a wonderful community-school event with fun and learning had by all!" 


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Mother arrested for using knife on son; family claims self defense

catoosa mother arrested

RINGGOLD, Georgia(WDEF) - A mother is in jail after police say she assaulted her son with a knife. But another family member who say they witnessed the incident says she saying was merely defending herself in her own home.

Catoosa County Sheriff deputies were called to home in the 4000 block of Highway 41 in reference to a domestic disturbance with weapons involved. 

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North Georgia author chronicles folk legend's 10 decades in new book

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Author Randall Franks recently debuted his new book in Nashville, Tenn., at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story” reflects nearly a century of experiences through the eyes of Silver Dollar City personality Violet Hensley. Franks co-authored the book with Hensley, who just turned 98.

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Festival of Flags underway in Ringgold

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One of Ringgold’s most heartfelt traditions got underway Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, as numerous volunteers began raising flags all over town to honor military veterans as part of the bi-annual Festival of Flags celebration.

Each year for the two weeks that surround Memorial and Veteran’s Days, the city raises the flags throughout the town, and each flag is held in place by a wooden cross donning the name of a deceased military veteran from Catoosa County.

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Catoosa County & Fort Oglethorpe Election Results

With all precincts counted, in the Catoosa County probate judge race Jeff Hullender has won with 52.59 percent of the votes, followed by Steven Keith with 25.06 percent, James Ellis with 15.44 percent, and Brad Palmer with 6.91 percent.

With all precincts counted, in the Catoosa County school board race for District 1 Gloria Hunt has won with 53.29 percent of the votes, followed by Tracy Bass with 36.27 percent and Jim Skeen with 10.45 percent.

Rogers garnered 691 votes (78.17 percent) over challenger and former council member Charles Sharrock’s 193 votes (21.83 percent).

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