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Pedestrian bridge, sidewalk projects progressing in Ringgold

The city of Ringgold got answers to some of the questions it has regarding the progress of its long-awaited pedestrian bridge Monday night, Aug. 25, and it looks like the project might finally begin soon.

After more than three years of discussion, planning, and cost analysis, the council unanimously approved accepting a bid on the bridge at the U.S. 41 overpass near the Depot on Jan. 27.

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Two arrested in Ringgold for forgery and receiving stolen property; thousands in cigarettes seized

Two out-of-town men were arrested in Ringgold late Tuesday night, Aug. 19, after they were found to be possession of fraudulently obtained gift cards and more than 50 cartons of cigarettes.

According to the Ringgold Police Department:

Brandon Rashad Huggins, 20, of Stockbridge, Ga., and Mark Anthony Brown, 20, of Atlanta, were arrested on Aug. 19 on charges of forgery of financial transaction (cards) and the criminal receipt of goods and services.

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Ringgold breaks ground on four-month downtown streetscaping project

The city of Ringgold moved closer to having the new downtown it’s been dreaming of on Friday, Aug. 15, when it held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its streetscaping project that has been in the works for the past few years.

The event included Ringgold’s mayor and council, as well as members of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and state Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga.

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Ringgold approves bids for projects, new equipment

Ringgold City Hall

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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Wandering Ringgold woman arrested for theft, tells deputy she‘s 160 years old

A Ringgold woman was arrested on a variety of charges over the weekend after, police say, she used a stranger’s pool and tried to steal a car while searching for her children and claiming to be 160 years old.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Local Business Spotlight: Enviroguard

business spotlight enviroguard

Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Lee Tubbs worked summers and weekends at his family's business, Atomic Pest Control. After getting his bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis in 1983, he worked as a pest control inspector for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture from 1984-1990. After the death of his father, Earl Tubbs, he returned to the family business as General Manager, turning the company into one of the most successful pest control businesses in the region.

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Ringgold plans 3% hike in property tax rate

The city of Ringgold will raise its property tax (millage) rate for the first time in years.

City manager Dan Wright, speaking at a council meeting Monday night, July 28, said the city will hold three public hearings in the coming weeks before officially adopting the increase. The hearings give the public a chance to address the proposed increase. 

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Ringgold wrecker companies voice opinions about new ordinance, collective meeting in the works

The city of Ringgold has chosen to delay the final reading and approval of its wrecker ordinance so that it can have a sit-down discussion with all the wrecker/towing companies in the city regarding some of the language in the new law.

Before the final reading of the ordinance during the most recent council meeting on Monday, July 14, representatives of two different wrecker companies voiced their opinions and concerns about some of the guidelines of the new ordinance.

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Court hearing over Ringgold flag dispute delayed until November

Ringgold Depot

The six-year dispute between the city of Ringgold and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) over the display of a Confederate flag will go on for a little while longer after a court hearing regarding the matter slated for Friday, July 25, has be

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Ringgold to host Career Expo today, July 23

A product of January and February joint meetings of all its boards, the city of Ringgold plans to host a career expo July 23 at the Ringgold High School gymnasium.

According to Ringgold’s director of downtown development, Joseph Brellenthin, the city council, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) all wanted to improve local employment by getting more skilled people into the right jobs.

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