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Barger pedestrian bridge, additional city parking lots now open in Ringgold

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Ringgold’s long-awaited pedestrian walking bridge over U.S. Highway 41 at the historic train Depot is now open, creating safer passage to events and additional parking options for those visiting the downtown area.

The bridge, which has been in the city’s plans for about five years, is near one of the town’s most popular landmarks.

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Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Police search for vehicle theft suspects

· Between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, a vehicle theft occurred on Bowman Road in Ringgold, in which two different suspects were involved in the theft of a woman’s car.

A man called police and stated he was traveling in his girlfriend’s Honda Civic, when a woman stole the vehicle.

The man claimed he’d offered a ride to the female suspect. He stated the two were traveling on Bowman Road when she took off in the car when he stopped to use the bathroom on the side of the road, reports show.

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The Ringgold Playhouse hosting final weekend of “Arsenic and Old Lace” July 23-25

The Ringgold Playhouse will close out its hilarious summer comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” this weekend with four more performances taking place at the historic Ringgold Depot.

After one of the company’s biggest opening weekends since its inception, Ringgold Playhouse will keep the laughs coming through Saturday night with this hit comedy.

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Shaw Carpet opens Evergreen recycling facility in Ringgold

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. enhanced its robust carpet reclamation and recycling program with the opening of its new Evergreen Ringgold facility, which can recycle nylon and polyester fiber.

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Classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” opens Thursday, July 16 at The Ringgold Playhouse

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The Ringgold Playhouse is slated to bring a lot of laughs to the historic Depot stage this week as the company will open the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” Thursday night, July 16.

The show will be Ringgold Playhouse’s third production of its 2015 season and is shaping up to be one of the company’s biggest shows to date.

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Ringgold teenager found dead under bridge

Local authorities discovered the body of a deceased Ringgold teenager on Wednesday afternoon, July 8, along I-75 and U.S. Highway 41 near the 345 exit.

Police and family members identified the teen as 18-year-old Chase Snodgrass of Ringgold, but the cause of death has not been released at this time.

Catoosa County dispatch called authorities to the bridge on U.S. 41 at I-75 just before 1 p.m., at which time Ringgold police officers met with Georgia State troopers and discovered Snodgrass’ body.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans donates time, labor to restore cemetery wall in Ringgold

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Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) group of Ringgold recently took a little time to rebuild the stone wall at the entrance of the Nathan Anderson Cemetery.

The cemetery, one of Ringgold’s biggest landmarks, is located on LaFayette Street in Ringgold and requires several thousands of dollars annually to maintain.

The SCV decided to do their part to help the cemetery by donating time and labor to restore the stone wall that surround the grounds.

SCV’s Camp Cleburne 2209 started restoring the wall in late May.

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

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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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