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Ringgold man resists arrest, gets tased twice

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A Ringgold man is feeling more than just the sting of jail after he allegedly tried to fight off sheriff's deputies serving him with a warrant and wound up getting tased twice during the scuffle.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Kevin Wayne Brumley, 45, of Potts Road, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 10, on three counts of obstructing officers, battery on a law enforcement officer, and first-degree burglary. His bond was set at $15,000.

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GDOL To Help Propex Recruit In Ringgold

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Propex, a geosynthetic solutions company, recruit about 10 employees to work in Ringgold.

The recruitment will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College located at 6450 Alabama Highway. GDOL staff will be on site to assist with the application process.

The employer is recruiting quality lab technicians, maintenance technicians and production line operators.

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After five-hour standoff, armed suspect surrenders to Catoosa County deputies

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A Catoosa County man is out of the hospital and in jail facing multiple assault charges following a five-hour standoff with authorities on New Year's Day, which ultimately ended with him surrendering.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Alvin Truitt Bonner, 52, of 98 Summit Drive in Ringgold was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 2 on 10 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while attempting to commit a crime. His bond was set at $32,500.

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Ringgold man leads police on chase, found hiding under car in resident's garage

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A Ringgold man was arrested after he allegedly ran from police and hid under a vehicle in a stranger's garage, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Tommy Trucker Collins, 26, of Edwards Lane, was arrested on Dec. 27 on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude, obstruction of officers, no insurance, criminal trespassing, driving on while license suspended, failure to stop at a stop sign, suspended registration, possession of amphetamine, and a cracked windshield.

Collins was released from jail on bond three days later on Dec. 30.

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Man crashes vehicle into Rossville home, causes fire

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A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, after he lost control of his vehicle in Rossville and crashed into a home, causing it to catch of fire, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, the incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m.

Officials say the man suffered some sort of medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash the garage area of the home located at 29 Flagstone Drive, just off Lakeview Drive.

The crashed caused a subsequent fire in the home, police say.

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Fort Oglethorpe turns 68; a lot has changed

Fort Oglethorpe is a New Year's baby – born January 1, 1949. The city turned 68 years old the first of this month. Its siblings, Ringgold and Catoosa County, by contrast, are ancient at 169 and 163 years old.

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LaFayette-Walker County Empty Stocking Fund: 42 years of feeding needy families

The Empty Stocking Fund has been helping Walker County families in need during the holidays for over 40 years and the need continues to grow.

The 42nd annual LaFayette-Walker County Empty Stocking Fund food was held on Friday morning, Dec. 16, at the Walker County Agriculture Center in Rock Spring. About 640 families throughout Walker County applied for the 501c3 charity.

The volunteer charity provided meals in time for Christmas 2016 to roughly 2,600 individuals in need during the holidays.

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UPDATE: Toys for Tots helps over 10,000 kids for Christmas

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Sergeant Donovan B. Walters tells Channel 3 that Toys For Tots helped 10, 569 kids, up significantly from 2015's number of 5,901 children. 

PREVIOUS STORY: The Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots program is spreading holiday cheer throughout several communities this year.

Organizers tell Channel 3 they wrapped up their final push before kids receive your donations. 

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Popular Dalton bike shop to close before holidays; Unable to compete against online retail

DALTON, Ga. — The wheels have been turning at the Bear Creek Bicycle company for almost 10 years. Owner Shane Adams loved running the shop and has ridden through a handful of holiday seasons; This year, will be his last.

"We just can't be competitive," Adams said. "It's impossible for us to be on a level playing field with the internet."

Adams says online retail has a competitive advantage over small businesses, including his own.

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Three women arrested in I-75 meth bust in Ringgold

Three out-of-towners landed in the Catoosa County jail on drug charges after Ringgold police officers found methamphetamine and cash in their possession while they were traveling to Kentucky from Atlanta along I-75.

According to the Ringgold Police Department:

April Nicole Sizemore, 29, of Kentucky, Melody Jacqueline Lemar, 36, of Kentucky, and Jessica Kathryn Flannery, 25, of Gray, Ga., were arrested on Thursday, Dec. 8, on a charge of trafficking methamphetamine.

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