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Sling adds big names to its basic cord-cutter package

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Dish Network’s streaming service has added some major networks–making it even more appealing to finally cut that cable cord and join the more than 100,000 already using Sling.

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Comcast refuses to pay its bill: Chickamauga prepared to cut cable

“These are our poles.”

That’s the message repeated again and again during the Chickamauga city council’s March meeting.

City manager Micheal Haney for months has attempted to negotiate a new rate for Comcast’s use of the city-owned utility poles to carry its coaxial cable to its Chickamauga customers.

Currently the city receives less than $7.50 per pole, an amount that is less than half what some municipalities charge Comcast.

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Authorities seize 30 pounds of pot in Ringgold bust

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A Ringgold couple is behind bars on a slew of drug-related charges after the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department uncovered about 30 pounds of marijuana at the couple’s home and business Tuesday night, March 3.

According to sheriff Gary Sisk, the bust occurred while his office was serving search warrants at the Wallace residence.

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Catoosa County schools add ten minutes to days to make up for missed snow days

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Catoosa County public schools will add 10 minutes to the school day to make up for inclement weather days.

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FCC votes for Net Neutrality

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During their meeting last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve the policy known as Net Neutrality–Requiring ISPs to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of internet traffic in different ways and at different costs to the consumer.

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Ringgold reconsiders how to pay for Barger Bridge plaque

The city of Ringgoldrecently decided to name its new pedestrian walking bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger. But after a couple of weeks of consideration, the city council chose Monday night, Feb. 23, to change the way it plans to pay for the commemorative narrative at the site.

Initially, on Feb. 9, the council voted to erect a plaque and stone marker at the bridge site next to the historic Depot, an investment that will cost roughly $2,000.

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Ringgold approves live and on-demand video streaming of meetings

After a couple of weeks of research and discussion, the Ringgold city council unanimously approved incorporating live and on-demand video streaming of its meetings.

The council discussed the possibility during its Feb. 9 meeting and did a little research with other cities that use the Accela Legislative Management Company, which provides the services. The council approved the plan during its Feb. 23 meeting.

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LaFayette police officer helps deliver baby during snowstorm

LaFayette police officer helped a couple deliver their baby at home during last week’s snowstorm.

“It happened so fast,” mother Samantha Nave said about the birth of Margaret Clarice Nave, Samantha’s fourth child and first girl.

The snowstorm arrived Wednesday evening, Feb. 25, bringing about 6-8 inches of snow to the area.

Samantha was unable to make it to the hospital when she went into labor early Thursday morning at her home on Daugherty Street.

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Boynton students celebrate success with accelerated reader

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The Boynton media center was filled with over 150 students that have earned over 25 points on their Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader is a computerized supplemental reading program that tests reading comprehension.

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New streaming apps for kids

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YouTube and Nickelodeon have both announced new kid-friendly streaming apps. YouTube Kids is available now, and Noggin will be released later this month.

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