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Ringgold Police Department swears in two new officers

The Ringgold Police Department welcomed two new officers to its agency on Friday, Jan. 29, by holding a special swearing-in ceremony where the men took the oath of peace officer.

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Shop in downtown Ringgold is truly “keeping treasures alive”

Two years ago, Joy and Rodney Pfeifer opened an antiques and vintage shop in Ringgold called Keeping Treasures Alive. The treasures they keep alive are more than just stuff — they’re also a sense of community and togetherness.

“One time,” says Joy, “a customer overheard me talking about an upcoming medical test and asked if she could pray with me. Soon five of us were standing in a circle holding hands and praying together.”

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THE GENERAL 100 TO ROLL THROUGH NORTH GEORGIA: Inaugural 100-mile relay race to raise money for a good cause

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RINGGOLD, GA - On September 24th, 2016, the first annual General 100 relay race will take place. The 100-mile relay race will faithfully follow the historic route of the "Great Locomotive Chase" of 1862 beginning just north of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia and finishing just south of Chattanooga in Ringgold, Georgia.

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Remember When Adult Prom set for May 7, 2016 at the Ringgold Depot

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Reminisce of days gone by and raise money for 5 local nonprofits! On May 7th, Remember When will take place at the Ringgold Depot. Bring your sweetheart, friends, family, and raise money for local children and families in need. Money raised from the event will be given to Christ Chapel, The Family Crisis Center, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Crossroads Unity Family Park, and the Catoosa County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. The evening will include dancing, silent auctions, food, cash bar, crowning of prom king and queen, and much more!

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RTC- Best Internet Service Provider!

For the 5th year in a row, RTC is proud to have won the 2015 North Georgia Best of the Best award for Best Internet Service Provider! Thank you to everyone who voted! We are looking forward to an even better 2016!

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Ringgold man allegedly attacks neighbor with two-by-four in dispute over dog

A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County facing an assault charge after he allegedly struck his neighbor with a two-by-four board during an argument over a dog being in his yard, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Anthony Wayne Patten, 41, of Ernest Drive was arrested Jan. 7 on a charge of aggravated assault. He remained in jail as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, with bond set at $5,000.

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Ringgold Playhouse to hold auditions for “The Storm” Jan. 17-18

The Ringgold Playhouse (TRP) will be holding open auditions on Jan. 17 and 18 for its second production of the 2016 season, “The Storm,” which is slated to open up in late March.

TRP will be looking for six actors (four males and two females) to tell the story, which was written by the company’s executive director, Adam Cook.

Cook said that although he’s excited about seeing the play in the company’s new season, it’s always a little tricky when producing an original work.

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Ringgold will swear in new mayor, council members Jan. 4

Ringgold’s city council makeup will look a lot different next week. The city will swear in a new mayor for the first time in 40 years, as well as two new council members.

Current vice mayor Nick Millwood will take over the head chair at the city’s meetings, moving forward after winning a run-off election on Dec. 1.

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Joe Barger oversees his final council meeting as mayor of Ringgold

It was a bittersweet Ringgold council meeting Monday night, Dec. 14, as the board said goodbye to council member Earl Henderson and long-time mayor Joe Barger.

Barger decided not to seek reelection earlier this fall after 40 years in office, and Henderson was narrowly defeated for a second term on the council.

Current vice mayor Nick Millwood will succeed Barger beginning Jan. 1, with his and Henderson’s council seats being taken over by Sara Clark and Larry C. Black.

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Ringgold Tiger Marching Band completes competition season with big wins

The Ringgold High School Marching Tiger Band completed a winning competition season at the Armuchee Invitational and the Covered Bridge Marching Festival.

In September, at the Armuchee Invitational in Armuchee, Ga., the band received all superior ratings, took first place in open class and were named grand champions with an overall score of 94.83. The drum majors, percussion and color guard also received superior ratings. The drum majors were named second in class while percussion and color guard were awarded first in class.

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