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Ringgold Playhouse hosting final weekend of “A Bad Year For Tomatoes”


The Ringgold Playhouse will look to entertain the community this weekend with its final three performances of the hilarious John Patrick comedy, “A Bad Year For Tomatoes.”

The production opened up to great reviews on Thursday, Feb. 19, and now the 2015 season-opener will close out with a bang Thursday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Former UGA and Falcons quarterback to speak at FCA banquet

The Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is proud to host the 2015 Home Team banquet on Tuesday, March 3, featuring D.J. Shockley, former University of Georgia (UGA) and Atlanta Falcons quarterback, as the keynote speaker.

Shockley is best known for his athletic achievements as a UGA quarterback from 2001-2005. For three years, he played as back-up to starting quarterback David Greene.

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Ringgold Playhouse kicks off 2015 Season with “A Bad Year For Tomatoes” Thursday

The Ringgold Playhouse (TRP) will begin its downtown entertainment this week when it kicks off its 2015 Season on Thursday, Feb. 19, with the hilarious John Patrick comedy “A Bad Year For Tomatoes.”

The show will be the first of four productions that will grace the historic Ringgold Depot stage throughout the year.

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Ringgold discussing live streaming, on-demand access to meetings

Ringgold City Hall


The city of Ringgold is looking into the possibility of offering live steaming of its public meetings, similar to the features Dalton and other cities offer.

The idea was discussed Monday night, Feb. 9, during the regularly scheduled city council meeting. City manager Dan Wright presented information about Accela Legislative Management, the company that sets up and powers the streaming features.

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Last minute Valentine's Day gifts at Ringgold Florist

valentine's day ringgold florist

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to get something for your special someone, and you don't have to go far. Ringgold Florist has something for everyone no matter your budget. Located at 124 Cleveland Street since 2011--after the tornado destroyed their location on Nashville Street--Ringgold Florist will help you make Valentine's Day  a day to remember. We've compiled a list of some of their most popular items at every price point.

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Ringgold to name pedestrian bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger

pedestrian bridge to be named for Ringgold mayer

The city of Ringgoldmade a nice and logical gesture Monday night, Feb. 9, by voting to name the new pedestrian walking bridge after long-time mayor Joe Barger, a man who worked hard over the past few years to get the project going.

Councilman Randall Franks motioned for the potential name during an update on the status of the bridge, an idea that was quickly seconded by Earl Henderson.

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Ringgold awards bids for sewer, paving, and sidewalk project

Ringgold awards bid for sidewalk construction

The city of Ringgold will have more projects underway in the coming months after recently awarding bids for the second phase of its Exit 345 sewer project, road paving, and multiple sidewalk upgrades throughout town.

With the downtown streetscape and pedestrian bridge projects already underway in downtown Ringgold, the city is primed to get started on another of other items on its to-do list.

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Local Business Spotlight: Georgia Winery

local business spotlight georgia winery

In 1982, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Sr. bought 50 acres of land hoping to cultivate and farm it for his family. Thirty years later, the Georgia Winery has become a major attraction in Catoosa County and North Georgia. I sat down with Adrian Prouty--grandson of Dr. Rawlings--to find out more about the family business.

Why did you choose to open your business in Ringgold?

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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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