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Catoosa County prepares to sue hospital for audited financial reports

catoosa county to sue hospital

Catoosa County commissioners have decided the time has come, and passed, for Hutcheson Medical Center to provide audited financial reports for the years 2008-2013.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Major Meth Bust

catoosa meth bust

A traffic stop in Catoosa County leads authorities to make a major meth bust.

This happened Tuesday night at 7:00 on Highway 41 in Ringgold.

During the stop, deputies seized two pounds of methamphetamines, which has an estimated street value of $30,000.

Deputies arrested Jesus Humberto Lopez Deanda, age 27, of Lilburn, GA and Mitchell L. Mary Cordova, age 24, of Duluth, GA. 

Both individuals were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Schedule II narcotics. Jesus Deanda also faces additional traffic charges.

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Citizens ask Ringgold for traffic light at busy Chapman Road intersection

Citizens ask for traffic light

Ringgold officials have agreed to revisit talks with the Georgia Department of Transportation about adding a traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Chapman Road after several citizens expressed concerns about safety and congestion.

A group of citizens living in the Callaway Farms subdivision off Chapman Road and led by former Catoosa County manager Jim Callaway, voiced their request during the city council meeting Monday night, Oct. 13.

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Tiger Creek Elementary Announces the September Students of the Month

Tiger Creek students of the month

September's Character Trait was "Responsibility." These students were chosen by their teachers because they showed they could be trusted with what was expected of them. Congratulations!

Left to Right

Front Row:  Shaylyn Ridley, Anslee Denton, Jenna Riddle, Nikki Lea Moeller, Destiny Cochran, Jazmin Yeggy, Daniel Weaver

Second Row: Alana Barton, Joely Goldsmith, Jayden Hatch, Matthew Justice, Sofie Jamison, Stormy Tiffin, Cady Helton

Third Row: Ava Moeller, Lexi Gohley, McKayla McCalley

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RES Loves OUR Grandparents!

ringgold elementary grandparents day

On October 3, 2014, Ringgold Elementary School third grade students welcomed their grandparents to their school.  They introduced them to their teachers, shared their artwork and class work, and then they enjoyed a delicious lunch together in the school cafeteria.  Before leaving, students toured the school with their grandparents, had their picture made, and visited the book fair.  At RES, grandparents are a treasure, and we were thrilled to have such a huge crowd spend the morning and afternoon with us!  

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"Save Hutcheson" group rallies to fight foreclosure of Fort Oglethorpe hospital

Several hundred north Georgia citizens, along with Hutcheson Medical Centeremployees, patients and physicians, announced today they will fight the attempted foreclosure by the Erlanger Health System with the Save Hutcheson community initiative.

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Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold are pleased to announce Movies by the Creek, an outdoor movie night, at the Ringgold Recreation Field on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the Haunted Depot, Ghost Ride, and Bonfire.

The free movie will be the ever popular and much loved film, Frozen! 

Where: Ringgold Recreation Field (Near the soccer fields and entrance to walking trail, behind the City Pool)

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Grandparent's Day at Boynton

grandparents day boynton

Grandparents for kindergarten and 5th grade came to Boynton to visit their grandchildren in their classrooms.  They had a wonderful lunch in the Boynton cafeteria and enjoyed getting to see what the children are doing at school so far this year.  It was a great day and the kindergarten and 5th grade students really enjoyed getting to show their grandparents their classrooms. 

photo #1 Bailey Stargel and her grandmother,  Photo #3 Abby Dotzler with her grandparents,  Photo #4 Tank Green with his grandmother

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RES Recognizes Outstanding Students

Students of the month

Each month, teachers vote for students in each homeroom who exemplify a certain character trait. In September, those demonstrating responsibility were awarded the honor of being Students of the Month. Each character trait is detailed daily during morning announcements, and students learn about these characteristics during class time as well. 

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Fort Oglethorpe hospital has high hopes

The prescription to restore Hutcheson Medical Center’s financial health has never been as simple as “take two aspirin and call me in the morning.”

To heal Brobdingnagian boo-boos caused by previous administrations has required tourniquets rather than Band-Aids to staunch the flow of red ink, but the hospital is showing signs of recovery.

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