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State Rep. Tom Weldon speaks to Heritage Middle School FBLA/FFA

Georgia state Rep. Tom Weldon spoke to the Heritage Middle School chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) Rep Weldon explained to the students how the decisions the state legislature makes affect business and agriculture in Georgia. He answered student questions and also invited the students to visit the state capital when the legislature is in session.

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Crews finalizing streetscape in downtown Ringgold, expect detours along Nashville Street

Ringgold’s ongoing downtown streetscape project will consist of the closing of a portion of Nashville Street near the historic Depot as crews try to complete the final stages of the overhaul.

Crews with Talley Construction got started early Thursday morning, May 7, as they prepare to mill the road surface for work.

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Wounded Ringgold soldier’s new home nearing completion thanks to community support

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A local military hero is only a few days away from seeing a dream realized for him and his family as they eaglerly await the completion of their new Ringgold house being built by the Steps 2 Hope Foundation.

Army Sgt. Jason Smith of Ringgold has won the hearts of thousands over the past couple of years, and a number of citizens in the community have dedicated their time over the past week to help give back to Jason, who gave so much of himself defending the country.

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Hutcheson Medical Center posts profit

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Though amounts might be small, Hutcheson Medical Center has added to its cash reserves since filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in federal bankruptcy court during November 2014.

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RHS girls' basketball team hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser

RHS basketball team pancake breakfast

The Ringgold Tigers Girls' Basketball team would like to invite you to a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at Aunt Effie's from 7am-9am. Tickets are $7.00.  Come have breakfast with us! We will do the cooking and the cleaning! All proceeds go back into the basketball program to offset the costs of summer camps. Contact Coach Baker for more information. We hope to see you there! 

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Ringgold Playhouse opens “Proof” on May 13

Ringgold playhouse presents Proof

 The Ringgold Playhouse will open a five-performance run of its second show of the 2015 season on Wednesday night, May 13, as it tackles the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Proof” written by David Auburn.

No stranger to challenging productions, the playhouse has won over community audiences since it opened its doors in the summer of 2013 and looks to take another big step forward with “Proof,” according to founder and executive director Adam Cook.

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$500 reward offered for ID of suspect and return of items in auto break-in in LaFayette

A $500 reward is being offered by a LaFayette business owner for the name of the suspect and/or the return of her property that was stolen when her pickup truck that was broken into on Thursday, April 30.

Tabitha Holcomb of LaFayette was at a salon when someone busted out the driver’s side window of her blue 2003 Dodge 1500 pickup truck and stole her Rossi .38 special handgun, her iPad, an HP laptop, $500 in cash and miscellaneous papers that involve the Chattanooga Street Tavern, to which she is owner.

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Ringgold Elementary students lobby at the Capitol

Ringgold Elementary third graders visited Atlanta to further enhance social studies standards regarding government. Students learned about the branches of government, the roles and responsibilities of members of the state legislature, the history of our great state and much more. Mrs. Lane’s and Mrs. Webb’s third grade team (pictured) had the rare opportunity to actually meet Gov. Nathan Deal and enlist their lobbying skills.

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Legendairy grand reopening

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Stop by Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee today for fun activities and a chance to win free stuff! All day today, Legendairy is celebrating its grand reopening by offering discounts, raffles, and activities for the kids. They are located at 260 Lafayette Street, and open until 10pm. Hope to see you there! Visit their website for menus and more information.

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FirstBank to buy Northwest Georgia Bank

FirstBank, the wholly owned subsidiary of First South Bancorp, Inc., and the third largest Tennessee-based bank, signed will acquire Northwest Georgia Bank in Ringgold, Ga.

Northwest Georgia Bank reported total assets of $298 million and deposits of $265 million as of March 31. Terms of the pending acquisition, which is expected to close in the third quarter, were not disclosed.

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