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Man arrested for swindling Ringgold woman out of $2,400

man arrested for swindling woman out of money

A Tunnel Hill man was arrested in Ringgold after he allegedly stole hundreds of dollars from a woman after agreeing to do some work on her house, and then skipping out on the work, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jacob Moore Lowe of Varnell Road was arrested Thursday, June 25, on a charge of theft by deception. He was released from jail on bond later in the day.

A woman contacted the sheriff’s department in April regarding the theft, claiming Lowe had agreed to do some heating and air work at her home, then made off with her money.

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Hutcheson hospital in Fort Oglethorpe earns ACR gold seal accreditation

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Ringgold awards bid for Patriot Hall work, discusses concreting Nature Trail

The city of Ringgoldrecently allocated additional funds for the Patriot Hall renovation project on Emberson Drive and awarded the bid for the HVAC system for the completely overhauled building.

During the June 8 meeting, the mayor and council approved allocating $75,000 to the ongoing project to finish the roofing, electrical work, and the HVAC system.

The HVAC bid was unanimously awarded to Card Heating and Cooling, LLC in the amount of $26,000.

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Two Ringgold women arrested on drug charges

Two Ringgold women were arrested on drug charges after an anonymous complaint led police to illegal drug activity taking place on Dodd Road.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Carmen Marie Webb, 47, and Onnie Irene Sams, 38, were arrested Thursday, June 11, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. Webb garnered additional charges of possession of oxycodone, possession of clonazepam, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Both women have been released from jail on bond.

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Ever After Productions brings “Big Fish” to The Colonnade beginning June 19


“In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kind of story this is.” – Will Bloom, from “Big Fish”

Theater buffs have the unique opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day weekend watching an ultimate father-and-son musical tale.

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LaFayette man, Ringgold girl injured in motorcycle wreck in Catoosa County

A LaFayette man and Ringgold girl were injured this weekend when their motorcycle crashed into a vehicle in Catoosa County.

According to Georgia State Patrol Post 41:

The wreck occurred Saturday, June 13, about 11:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 27 (Ga. Highway 1) at Twin Cedars Road.

Helen Vaccaro, 70, of Chickamauga was attempting to cross U.S. Highway 27 from Twin Cedars Road to Lee Clarkson Road in Catoosa County. The woman entered the path of the motorcycle heading north.

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Ringgold Police Department contributes more than $12,000 to Hunter Worley Foundation

The Ringgold Police Department made a heartfelt donation to a local children’s foundation on June 8, following the agency’s second annual charity golf tournament in April.

The event raised a large number of funds, including a generous commitment from the Modern Woodman of America in raising funds for the Hunter Worley Foundation.

The foundation was created to offer spiritual and financial support to families that have suffered the loss of a child.

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Catoosa County commissioners approve construction contracts; revenue continues upward trend

Catoosa County commissioners, by a 4-0 votes, approved three major construction projects during their meeting on June 2.

Work is to begin nearly immediately on renovations at the 6th Calvary Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.

Renovating that city-owned building to make it handicap-accessible has been discussed for years.

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Ringgold police investigating burglary attempt at downtown drug store

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying or locating two suspects involved in a recent burglary attempt in downtown Ringgold.

During the early morning hours of Sunday, June 7, around 5:30 a.m., two suspects driving a silver car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala, attempted to break into Price Ringgold Drug Store on Nashville Street.

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Ringgold man arrested on fraud, theft charges after allegedly scamming elderly relative

A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County on a number of fraud and theft charges after he allegedly ran repeated credit card scams using a relative’s identity.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Martin Hollis, 44, was arrested Monday, May 25, on eight counts of financial identity fraud, seven counts of financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, and abuse of an elderly or disabled person.

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