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Go Georgia Arts opens in downtown Ringgold

art studio downtown Ringgold

Bring the family and celebrate the grand opening of a brand new art center in Ringgold! Go Georgia Arts has opened in the old Ringgold pharmacy building on the corner of Nashville and Tennessee Streets. The open house will be held this Saturday, January 31, from 10 am-7 pm with refreshments, entertainment, and workshops available for the family. 

10am – Youth drawing workshop: ages 7-15

2pm – Theater improv workshop: ages 7-15

4pm – Family Paint Party: on canvas, all ages. $12 for 8x10

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Ringgold Recognized As Georgia Main Street City

Ringgold named main street city

The City of Ringgold was recognized at the Annual Georgia Main Street Luncheon  on January 26, as one of 17 communities that are graduating from the Georgia Main Street Start-up Program in 2015 to receive the national designation of a Classic Main Street Community.  In the fall of 2013 the City of Ringgold was selected, out of 25 applicants, to participate in the largest Main Street Start-up class in the history of the Georgia Main Street Program.

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Ringgold man arrested for theft following eviction

ringgold man arrested after eviction

A Ringgold man is behind bars on theft charges after, police say, he allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of property from a Rossville trailer he’d recently been evicted from.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Charles Condra, 38, of Ross Hollow Road in Ringgold, was arrested Friday, Jan. 23, on charges of theft by taking and second-degree criminal damage to property.

His bond has been set at $10,000.

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Funeral arrangements announced for Ringgold’s Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith, who became president of Northwest Georgia Bank in Ringgold in 1978 and was appointed cha

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Legendairy reopens in downtown Ringgold

Legendairy downtown Ringgold

This past week, Legendairy reopened in dowtown Ringgold. It is now located at 260 Lafayette Street, in the new Mbellish salon building. In addition to the new location, the coffee and ice cream shop has added a drive thru--making your morning coffee run that much easier--and new items to the menu. 

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Ringgold sets qualifying fees for 2015 city elections

The city of Ringgold recently set its qualifying fees for the 2015 city elections that will take place on Nov. 3 to determine who will serve in the offices of mayor and city council.

The mayor’s seat, as well as three city council seats, will be up for grabs in 2015.

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Ringgold opts to relocate downtown digital sign; committee to oversee effort

After a two-month back-and-forth with citizens regarding the future of Ringgold’s downtown digital sign, the city council decided Monday night, Jan. 12, to start the process of relocating the sign to a new area of the city.

After more than an hour-and-a-half of discussion regarding the issue, which featured citizens’ comments both for and against the sign, the council ultimately decided to create a committee to begin the process of moving the sign, which has been located in Citizen’s Park since 2009.

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Ringgold teen wanted for murder arrested in Knoxville

ringgold teen arrested for murder

After a two-day manhunt, authorities have arrested 17-year-old Ringgold teen Cortez “AWAX” LeBron Sims for his suspected involvement in a fatal shooting Jan. 7 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Authorities say Sims, who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) Top 10 Most Wanted list Thursday, was taken into custody in Knoxville on Friday afternoon, Jan. 9.

The arrest of Sims was part of a joint investigation by the Chattanooga Police Department, the TBI, and U.S. Marshalls.

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Search continues for Ringgold teen suspected of Chattanooga murder; other victims still in serious condition

Chattanooga police and north Georgia authorities are still searching for Cortez “AWAX” LeBron Sims, a Ringgold teen wanted for a Wednesday morning shooting that claimed the life of one woman and injured three others.

Sims, 17, is suspected of traveling to 773 West Main Street in Chattanooga at the College Hill Courts housing complex just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, and opening fire with multiple people in the residence.

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Teen murder suspect from Ringgold has had run-ins with police

ringgold teen murder suspect

Cortez LeBron Sims, the 17-year-old from Ringgold who is wanted for murder in connection with a shooting in Chattanooga early this morning that left one woman dead and three others injured, has had run-ins with police.

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