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Ribbon Cutting this Saturday for 2 Grand Openings in Ringgold

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This Saturday August 30, 2014 the owners of "Uniktings!" at 7749 Nashville Street and "Above the Ridge," at 7767 Nashville St, would like to invite you to a ribbon cutting ceremony as we welcome one new and one renovated re-opening of these great businesses in downtown Ringgold.  

The two stores are very close to each other, so we will be conducting the first ribbon cutting photo at "Above the Ridge" at 9:30 am.  Please arrive a few minutes early.

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Ringgold discusses, decides to hold off on renaming recreational complex

ringgold holds off renaming complex

The city of Ringgold has decided to hold off on possibly renaming its recreational complex on Emberson Drive until the revitalization of the site is complete.

The project, which has been a priority for the city over the past couple of years, had its master plan design approved in July, which fueled the idea of possibly renaming the area.

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Local Business Spotlight: Lengendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

business spotlight Legendairy

Back in January, Jake and Julie Wade had a chance to purchase an existing ice cream shop in Ringgold. They decided to take it and enhance it by adding coffee service to the menu. The result is Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, a charming ice cream and coffee shop located in the Food Lion shopping center on Poplar Springs Road. In addition to coffee, they also feature and sell local artwork and photography, as well as holding special events for families to enjoy.

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No turnout for public hearings on Ringgold millage rate increase

public hearing millage increase

The city of Ringgold held two public hearings on Monday, Aug. 25, regarding the raising of its property tax (millage) rate. But no citizens showed up to comment on the matter one way or the other.

Ringgold’s mayor and council unanimously approved a 3-percent increase in the rate on July 28, which results in a jump from 2.683 mills for 2013 to 2.763 mills for 2014.

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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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