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Ringgold’s Georgia Winery wins five medals

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold earned bronze, silver and gold medals at the Indy International Wine Competition.

Georgia Winery was judged among 2,200 wines from around the world.

Five of its wines took home medals: Celebrate, Blueberry Blush, Scarlett, Rawlings Ruby Red and Strawberry.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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East Ridge Teen Identified As Wanted Catoosa Robber

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A teen from East Ridge man has been identified as the person who robbed a woman in Catoosa County, Ga., after going through an ATM.

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office had released his photo taken while he was at the ATM.

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Catoosa commissioners to present proposed county budget Friday morning

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The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will have a called meeting on Friday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. in the public meeting room of the Catoosa County administration building, 800 LaFayette St., Ringgold.

The purpose of the meeting will be to present the board’s proposed budget for 2014-15. The county government's budget year begins Oct. 1.

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Catoosa County commissioners plan three public hearings on proposed hike in property tax rate

 

Catoosa County commissioners are proposing a general maintenance and operation millage (property tax) rate that would exceed the calculated roll-back rate by 0.707 mills, or 11.24 percent.

To raise the property tax rate, which would enable the Board of Commissioners to finalize a new budget, the board must first hold three public hearings to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the proposed property tax rate increase. The county's budget year begins Oct. 1.

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Catoosa County commissioners talk about franchise fees, irrigation upgrades, playground equipment and adjustments due to a SPLOST shortfall

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Catoosa County commissioners approved updates to a local ordinance, spending money for improvements at two parks and were told revenue from the 2009 SPLOST earmarked for pet projects was about 20 percent short of expectations.

The local ordinance that rules how franchise fees are charged was amended to include providers of cable and video services that operate under a statewide license.

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Ringgold approves bids for projects, new equipment

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The city of Ringgold recently moved forward on a number of projects by approving bids, while also upgrading some equipment within the city.

During the July 28 city council meeting, the board approved the low bid from Talley Construction Co. in the amount of $82.893 for the Tennessee Street site development project, which will be funded by the Downtown Development Authority.

According to city manager Dan Wright, the city was able to save a considerable amount of money after it was determined that a lot of the site’s grading could be done in-house by city crews.

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How streaming is (slowly) winning the war against cable

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First, let’s be clear: Cable television is alive and well in America. More than half of households in the U.S. have some sort of bundled TV subscription. And yet, a growing number of consumers are ditching cable in favor of on-demand streaming from companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. 

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World's Longest Yard Sale kicks off, continues all weekend

The annual The 127 Yard Sale (dubbed the World's Longest Yard Sale) began today (Thursday, Aug. 7) along U.S. Highway 127 from Addison, Mich., to Chattanooga, Tenn.

The route continues through Lookout Mountain, Ga., to Gadsden, Ala., following the Lookout Mountain Parkway.

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Catoosa author featured in writers training camp Aug. 8

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The Serious Writers’ Accountability & Training (S.W.A.T.) Camp presents a multi-author literary debut and book signing Friday, Aug. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel Rose Room, 1201 Broad St., Chattanooga, Tenn. Local Catoosa author, Stephanie Dickert, as well as 13 authors from the Chattanooga area, will be on hand to sign their literary debuts. There will be book giveaways from each author, a grand prize drawing of a basket filled with books from each author and a $25 gift certificate for the SWAT camp.

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Catoosa County board of education recognizes local nutrition program directors

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Local residents Theo and Nan Pinkston were honored by the Catoosa County school board of education for their continuous dedicated service to the nutritional needs of Catoosa County children.

In 2010, Theo and Nan Pinkston founded Nourishing Children in Catoosa (NCIC), through Ringgold United Methodist Church, to provide weekend snack sacks for elementary children who participate in the free and reduced meal program at school.

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