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Author of crime novel set in Chattanooga to host book signing in his native Ringgold

local author to hold book signing

A local Ringgold writer and author is proud to announce the release of his newest crime novel thriller, "Case File: #1948".  J. S. Marshall will be hosting a book signing event on April 25th-27th at Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee.  J.S. Marshall has previous professional writing experience as the staff technical writer with four different national automotive publications, eventually, all four simultaneously. He has honed and refined his skills into this 1940’s based crime drama set in and around the Chattanooga area.

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Principal Sharon Vaughn leaving Ringgold High after 10 years

RINGGOLD, GA (WRCB) -Some familiar faces will be in new places when Catoosa County students return to school this fall.  Sharon Vaughn is leaving her post as principal of Ringgold High School after ten years to take a similar post at the Performance Learning Center (PLC)  in Fort Oglethorpe.  The PLC is described as "another learning option to area high school students.

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State champions recognized at Catoosa board of education meeting

A host of students in red jackets brightened up the Catoosa County Board of Education meeting April 8. The students who attended the meeting have excelled in academics and received state championship titles for competitions held by FBLA, FCCLA and Skills USA.

Sydney Hermann, Kristen Towery, and Autumn Whaley with the Future Business Leaders of America club were awarded first place in the statewide competition for web page design and Mikayla Dycus received first place with her Electronic Leadership Portfolio.

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Ringgold man sentenced to 20 years for girlfriend’s death in 2012

A Ringgold man, who was found guilty late last year of killing his girlfriend in the summer of 2012, was sentenced in Catoosa County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon to serve 20 years in a state penitentiary.

Terry Wayne Saxton, 52, stood trial in September 2013 on charges of felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and was found guilty on lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter.

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Ringgold's Clark Park Ready for Spring Fun

Clark Park Ringgold

The City of Ringgold's Clark Park located on Robin Rd near downtown is open and ready for local residents to get out and enjoy the warm weather. The City of Ringgold leased the 24.6 acre green space from the Clark Family.  The area was used last October for the 150th Battle of Ringgold Gap Civil War Reenactment and is a place that Director of Downtown Development, Joseph Brellenthin sees as a place for residents and their families to enjoy the outdoors.


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Ringgold council discusses Patriot Hall upgrades, approves city project list

Ringgold City Council

Ringgold’s mayor and council unanimously approved the preliminary layout for upgrades at Patriot Hall on Monday night, March 24, and will now look to discuss possible changes and recommendations with the project’s architect.

The approval for the hall, located next to the city pool off Emberson Drive, included recommendations that will upgrade all facets of the building such as upgrades to the restrooms, the kitchen area, and the outside appearance of the building.

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Ringgold City Council Honors Former Councilman Black

larry black honored by city council

City Council members gathered at the home of former Councilman Larry Black to present to him a Declaration of Appreciation from the Ringgold City Council.  The Declaration honors Mr. Black for his service of 16 years to the City as both a Councilman and as the Chairman for the Downtown Development Authority.  Mayor Joe Barger and Councilman Terry Crawford presented a framed copy of the Declaration which was approved by the City Council on December 9, 2013.


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Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ringgold Feed and Seed Antiques

On a brisk Friday morning last week, Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques welcomed friends, family, and collectors into their newly refurbished facility for a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony.   A gathering of city officials, customers and antique vendors alike have come from across Tennessee and Northwest Georgia to see the finished 7,500 square feet of collectables, antiques, and custom crafts.

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Ringgold’s new “Legendairy Ice Cream & Coffee Shop” hits the spot with locals

New Coffee and Ice Cream Shop in Ringgold

Locals are buzzing about a new ice cream and coffee shop in Ringgold that is serving up various cones and cups of product that are … “LEGENDAIRY!”

The Legendairy Ice Cream & Coffee shop in the Food Lion Shopping Center on Poplar Springs Road has quickly become a local hotspot after only being open two months, and offers a great selection of both hot and cold treats.

“It’s really going great so far,” said owner Jake Wade. “We’ve got a lot of regular customers, people like our products, and we’re glad the community likes having us around.”

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Local pastors and community leaders invited to support Recovery at Ringgold

Recovery at Ringgold

John Purrington, pastor at Ringgold United Methodist Church in Ringgold, invites all local pastors and community leaders to be a guest, March 27, to learn about Recovery at Ringgold, an addiction recovery program. Launched in Oct. 2013, the program meets Thursday nights at the church and ministers to 85–90 participants each week.

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