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BPS Primary School celebrates opening of new Cub House in media center

Battlefield Primary celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of the new Cub House, an addition to the school media center. The Cub House will be an inviting and comfortable place for students to read.

Joe Prebula, owner of Tycole Builders, is the designer and builder.

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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce partners with Stocking Full of Love

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The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Catoosa County sheriff’s department and Stocking Full of Love program has a goal of collecting 500 toys by Thursday, Dec. 11.

Collection boxes are at the following locations: Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Northwest Georgia Bank, First Volunteer Bank, 1st Tennessee Bank, Mountain Community Federal Credit Union, Serenity Salon and Spa, The Chamber, Community National Bank, Above the Ridge and the Catoosa County Library.

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Kittle Tree Farm

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Kittle Tree Farm in Ringgold has been planting trees since 1978. Today, four generations work on the tree farm. I sat down with Ricky Kittle recently to learn about why his family got into the Christmas tree business.

After an Agriculture class at Ringgold High School, Ricky’s dad Alvin and brother Gary decided planting Christmas trees would be a good business. “The most money you can make on a farm legally”, he said. They started out small—only planting one type of tree. Now they grow 4 different varieties:

White Pine-Most popular variety with a sturdy branch.

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Woman arrested for drug possession, shoplifting in Fort Oglethorpe

A Springfield, Tenn., woman was arrested in Fort Oglethorpe over the weekend after, police say, she was found to be in possession of numerous pills during an alleged unsuccessful shoplifting attempt.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

Vickey Lynn Dill, 53, of Springfield, Tenn., was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 29, on charges theft by shoplifting, drugs not kept in original container, and possession of a Schedule IV drug.

Dill remained in Catoosa County jail on Monday, Dec. 2, with bond set at $9,000.

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Crime Stoppers: Ringgold gas station burglarized; $6,500 in tools, appliances taken from Rossville residence

Between 3:39 a.m. and 3:44 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, a burglary occurred at a gas station on U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.

Deputies arrived at the scene in reference to the store’s alarm going off and discovered the south door of the store forced open with the lock removed.

The storeowner was notified and arrived to retrieve the video footage.

The footage showed a red 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse with a sunroof enter the parking lot and stop at the south side of the parking lot.

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Veterans service at Chattooga County Memorial Home set for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The second annual Remembrance Service honoring all Northwest Georgia veterans of World War II will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chattooga County Memorial Home, 818 Memorial Drive, Summerville.

This will mark the 73rd year since the attack on Pearl Harbor which led the United States into WWII.

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Your guide to cyber Monday

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Christmas is just around the corner, and finding your Christmas gifts online has become more popular than conventional shopping. This year, stores are going all out for Cyber Monday. We’ve compiled a list of sales for some of the biggest online retailers to hopefully make your shopping a little easier.

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RTC's 12 Days of Giving!

RTC 12 Days of Giving

RTC wants to give back this Christmas! For the first 12 business days of December (1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-16th) RTC will be giving away prizes to a lucky participant! We will announce new contest details each morning. Be sure to like us on Facebook for eligibility and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and details!


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Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m., and crews worked feverishly to control the blaze, which ultimately burned half of the two-story structure down to the foundation.

According to Catoosa County Fire & Rescue deputy chief Jim White, two adults and three children were in the home when the fire started.

“We’re just glad there were no fatalities and no injuries,” White said.

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Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department erupted in anger as St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's announced that Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, wouldn't be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed.

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