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Rossville police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair

Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, in Rossville in which a man in a wheelchair was killed.

According to Walker County 911:

At 1:38 p.m. Rossville police and Walker County Emergency Services were dispatched to the intersection of Indian Avenue and Cedar Street due to a fatal hit-and-run of a man, 57-year-old Michael Lewis Burns of Rossville, in a wheelchair.

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Legendairy reopens in downtown Ringgold

Legendairy downtown Ringgold

This past week, Legendairy reopened in dowtown Ringgold. It is now located at 260 Lafayette Street, in the new Mbellish salon building. In addition to the new location, the coffee and ice cream shop has added a drive thru--making your morning coffee run that much easier--and new items to the menu. 

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Dish Network is joining the cord-cutting phenomenon

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Dish Network announced it is launching an online streaming television service. The best part is, you don’t need a cable subscription.

Read More (Buzzbit.co)

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Ringgold sets qualifying fees for 2015 city elections

The city of Ringgold recently set its qualifying fees for the 2015 city elections that will take place on Nov. 3 to determine who will serve in the offices of mayor and city council.

The mayor’s seat, as well as three city council seats, will be up for grabs in 2015.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Rossville man arrested for drunk and disorderly at nursing home

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A Rossville man was arrested in Fort Oglethorpe after, police say, he showed up to a Fort Oglethorpe nursing home a bloody mess and caused a scene.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Tommy Derwin Younce, 47, of Lewis Road in Rossville was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 14, on charges of disorderly conduct and pedestrian under the influence. He has been released from jail on bond.

The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. after police responded to the area of Hutcheson Medical Center in reference to an injured, drunken man, who had just left the hospital.

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Walmart Neighborhood Market opening Wednesday in Fort Oglethorpe

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Fort Oglethorpe following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The new store is located at 1155 Battlefield Parkway and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The store will provide Fort Oglethorpe residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries, fuel and pharmacy.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 2-8, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 2-8, 2015.

Friday, Jan. 2

David Ronald Smith, Jr., 24, was arrested for Bench warrant, bond surrender.

Joshua William Barnett, 30 was arrested for probation violation.

Brandon Kyle Brown, 29, was arrested for bench warrant.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Tax facts for Georgia tax filers

In preparation for the 2015 tax filing season, which officially begins next week (Jan.19), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released today a fact sheet detailing information Georgia tax filers need to know as they prepare to file their federal returns.

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Ga. Board of Education approves revisions to common core standards in English language arts and math

The State Board of Education has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-day public comment period on November 12, 2014.

We have taken care to hear the concerns of educators, parents, and other stakeholders, and to make changes on the basis of that feedback. State Board Chair Helen Rice said. These revisions ensure that our standards are responsive to the needs of Georgia students and educators.

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Cabela’s to hire 140 for Fort Oglethorpe store, slated to open this spring

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Cabela’s is now accepting online applications for approximately 140 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions at its new Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., store.

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