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Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Ringgold

Residents living in and around the Ringgold community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. New Heights Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening( on Saturday, July 26. The church is located at 158 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road in Ringgold.

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Ringgold CVB approves downtown WiFi; city council to weigh in tonight

Ringgold approves downtown wifi

Ringgold’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) approved multiple downtown enhancement items during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 8, and now those recommendations will be on the city council agenda for tonight, July 14.

After months of discussion, the CVB approved a bid from Ringgold Telephone Co. to install additional WiFi downtown, stretching from the Depot to Price Ringgold Drugs.

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Florida Boys appear at Ringgold Depot August 8

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Southern gospel music's legendary quartet the Florida Boys will appear at Sacred Sounds Fridays, August 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. for the Share America Foundation. Randall Franks from TV's "In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund helping musicians achieve higher education. Donations for tickets are adults: $5, Children 5 and under free with adult.

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Project 52 expands to help north Georgia homeowners and nonprofits

Clogged gutters, peeling paint, overgrown weeds or a downed tree are a challenge for any homeowner, but when you are elderly or have no money for home repairs, these can be an impossible challenge.

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HBO and Netflix dominate Emmy nominations

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The Emmy nominations are in, and according to Hollywood, broadcast television is on its way out–creatively that is. Thursday morning, the Television Academy announced the list and in the biggest categories, streaming and cable dominate. The shows vying for best drama are spread across premium cable and pay-television services:

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Bass Pro Shop Spurs New Commercial Interest In East Ridge

The East Ridge City Council Thursday night discussed how to proceed with commercial redevelopment in the city. Interest has been spurred by the Bass Pro Shop’s announcement that a new store will be located in East Ridge. Mayor Brent Lambert and the other council members are encouraged by new interest from retail businesses and developers. In the last week, City Manager Andrew Hyatt said he had been contacted by two developers that want to make presentations to the city officials.

East Ridge is one of three municipalities in Tennessee that has been designated as a “Border Region.

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Former foster mom accused of murder released from Catoosa County jail on bond

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Ringgold foster mother accused of murder is a free woman for the first time in more than five weeks after she posted a $75,000 bond on Thursday, July 3.

Clara Louise Edwards, 59, of a Mallard Hill address in Ringgold had been in the Catoosa County jail since May 28, charged with felony murder in the death of 2-year-old Saharah Witherspoon who died of severe head trauma on New Year’s Day.

Edwards was released from jail shortly before 4 p.m. on July 3, six days after her bond was set by Catoosa County Superior Court judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.

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Fort Oglethorpe restaurant offering discount today to help sex assault victims

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Pie Slingers Pizza in Fort Oglethorpe will be doing its part to help sexual assault victims today, July 10, as it will donate a percentage of its profits today to the prevention of sexual assault in the community. All day citizens can eat at Pie Slingers knowing that 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocacy Center. Pie Slingers encourages the community to come out and enjoy a great meal while also helping victims of sexual assault. Pie Slingers is located at 2535 Battlefield Parkway (Ga. 2) and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

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2014 CRCT Scores show more 8th graders exceeding standards

June 12, 2014 – The percentage of Georgia’s 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

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Ringgold playground committee to meet Wednesday night

Ringgold’s playground committee will meet Wednesday night (July 9) at city hall to discuss the status of the new park it is looking to build on Emberson Drive at the Ringgold Recreational Complex.

The committee, which was appointed in October, is comprised of volunteers who previously worked to build the Little General Children’s Park in downtown Ringgold.

Wednesday’s agenda includes business of evaluating, the group’s current funds, arranging future fundraisers, and discussing the planning and equipment for the new park.

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