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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Sept. 19-30, 2015

restaurant report card

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 17 food service inspections at the following three establishments where food is served during the latter half of September 2015.

Aunt Effie's

5287 Alabama Highway, Ringgold

Sept. 30, 2015

Score: 86, Grade: B

Caffeine Addicts

7819 Nashville St., Ringgold

Sept. 29, 2015

Score: 97, Grade: A

Sonic 1078

1783 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

Sept. 25, 2015

Score: 94, Grade: A


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Unsuccessful bidders protest state health contract

Three losing bidders have filed a protest over the state’s selection of vendors for a multibillion-dollar Medicaid and PeachCare contract.

Last month, four companies – Amerigroup, Peach State, WellCare and CareSource — were picked as winners of the contract to serve lower-income adults and children in Georgia.

The contract for the “Care Management Organizations’’ is worth an estimated $4 billion over six years. The launch date for the new contract is July 1.

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Middle and high school students paint the town with Paint War Ringgold

Bobby Fleck, youth pastor of Ringgold United Methodist Church in Ringgold, and a team of 50 adult volunteers invited youth from the north Georgia and greater Chattanooga area for the first ever Paint War Ringgold. Billed as an event for kids to have fun and get messy, the concept was designed to reach out to local sixth through 12th grade students with the love of Jesus Christ.

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October streaming from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Now

streaming in october

The four largest and most popular streaming companies have all added new titles for the month of October.  If you only have one of these services, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of them.

Read More (Buzzbit)

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Hutcheson Medical Center laid off 58 employees

hutches on lay-offs

Hutcheson Medical Center reported the layoffs of 58 employees and significant losses at the hospital and its clinics during its regularly scheduled Sept. 30 board meeting.

Since last November, the Fort Oglethorpe-based hospital has operated under federal bankruptcy court protection.

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Judge upholds wrestler's disqualification to run for Ringgold mayor

paul lee not eligible to run for mayor of ringgold

Ringgold businessman Paul Lee’s bid to be elected mayor came to an official end this afternoon when a judge upheld Lee’s disqualification from the race.

Catoosa County Superior Court judge Brian House said, “The court affirms the decision made by the city.”

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RTC to host gaming tournament

RTC gaming tournament

On Saturday, November 14th, RTC will host its first video gaming tournament.  The event will be a 32 player single-elimination event.  Participants will be playing Call of Duty - Black Ops 2 on the XBOX 360. 

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Ringgold’s downtown sign controversy turned over to Convention and Visitors Bureau for review

The final decision on the fate of Ringgold’s downtown digital sign will have to wait a little longer, as the city council voted Monday night, Sept. 28, to turn the issue over to the Convention and Visitors Bureau(CVB) for review before a determination can be made.

The sign dilemma revolves around the electronic sign located in Citizen’s Park downtown in the city’s historic district.

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Rossville man fatally shot by police was armed, had history of domestic violence

Authorities this afternoon said the Rossville man who was killed Sunday evening by police had a history of domestic violence and was armed with a rifle.

Walker County sheriff Steve Wilson, along with members from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol Post 41, held a news conference. Video of news conference

At the conference, Wilson was present with GBI assistant special agent Joe Montgomery, GSP Post 41 Sgt. J.M. McConnathy, and GSP Post 41 Lt. J.D. Stultz.

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The Family Crisis Center offering free self-defense classes

free self-defense classes

October is domestic violence awareness month, and the Family Crisis Center is offering FREE self-defense classes in various locations across northwest Georgia. Self-Defense intructor Larry Scott will be teaching classes in Catoosa, Chattooga, Walker, and Dade counties. The classes will be open to anyone who wants to participate. Click on the story for dates and times. 

Catoosa County -  October 8th, 6-8pm LFO old high school gym  1850 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe

Chattooga County - October 13th, 6-8pm at the Civic Center  10102 Commerce St, Summerville

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