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Ringgold awards bid for Nashville Street sidewalk project, discusses Boynton Drive

The city of Ringgold awarded the bid for one of its downtown enhancement projects during its regular city council meeting Monday night, Oct. 13, which means that a new sidewalk along the south side of Nashville Street downtown is now imminent.

The project includes a new sidewalk space along Nashville Street from LaFayette to McClain Streets in front of Teter & Company.

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Ringgold mayor fights to keep ginkgo trees in new streetscape plan

Mayor Fights to Keep Trees

Ringgold’s mayor and city council will try to determine the fate of two ginkgo trees that were accidentally scheduled for demolition as part of the city’s downtown streetscaping plan, which is currently underway.  

“To me, these trees are not in the way of our downtown project,” Barger said during the most recent city council meeting on Monday night, Oct. 13. “I want to keep those trees there. I planted one of the trees myself, and the Boy Scout troop planted the other one after that.”

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Steps 2 Hope foundation reveals house site for wounded Ringgold Army vet

Steps 2 Hope Foundation

A military man from Ringgold got a glimpse of his future Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, during an unveiling ceremony in which a Chattanooga-based non-profit showed him the land where his new special-needs home will be built early next year.

It was a sobering day for Army Sgt. Jason Smith, a 2004 graduate of Ringgold High School, who lost both his legs during an explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan on July 25, 2012.

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Citizens ask Ringgold for traffic light at busy Chapman Road intersection

Citizens ask for traffic light

Ringgold officials have agreed to revisit talks with the Georgia Department of Transportation about adding a traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Chapman Road after several citizens expressed concerns about safety and congestion.

A group of citizens living in the Callaway Farms subdivision off Chapman Road and led by former Catoosa County manager Jim Callaway, voiced their request during the city council meeting Monday night, Oct. 13.

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RES Loves OUR Grandparents!

ringgold elementary grandparents day

On October 3, 2014, Ringgold Elementary School third grade students welcomed their grandparents to their school.  They introduced them to their teachers, shared their artwork and class work, and then they enjoyed a delicious lunch together in the school cafeteria.  Before leaving, students toured the school with their grandparents, had their picture made, and visited the book fair.  At RES, grandparents are a treasure, and we were thrilled to have such a huge crowd spend the morning and afternoon with us!  

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Ringgold man arrested on child molestation charges

A Ringgold man is behind bars on charges of alleged child molestation after a woman claimed he touched her young daughter inappropriately, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:

Jacob Stephen Pemberton, 22, of Ringgold was arrested Friday, Oct. 10, on three counts of child molestation and is currently being held, with bond set at $30,000.

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Ringgold to award sidewalk bids, discuss trees and rec complex during tonight’s meeting

The city of Ringgold will award the bid for its Nashville Street sidewalk project this evening during the bi-monthly city council meeting, at which time it will also discuss the fate of the large ginkgo trees in Citizen’s Park downtown.

The sidewalk bid is for the project that will soon take place on the south side of Nashville Street from LaFayette Street to McClain Street.

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Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold Present Movies by the Creek on October 25th

Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold are pleased to announce Movies by the Creek, an outdoor movie night, at the Ringgold Recreation Field on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the Haunted Depot, Ghost Ride, and Bonfire.

The free movie will be the ever popular and much loved film, Frozen! 

Where: Ringgold Recreation Field (Near the soccer fields and entrance to walking trail, behind the City Pool)

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RES Recognizes Outstanding Students

Students of the month

Each month, teachers vote for students in each homeroom who exemplify a certain character trait. In September, those demonstrating responsibility were awarded the honor of being Students of the Month. Each character trait is detailed daily during morning announcements, and students learn about these characteristics during class time as well. 

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Cleanup continues in Ringgold following Monday night tornado

ringgold tornado cleanup

It was an all too familiar scene for a number of Ringgold citizens still cleaning up and assessing damage after a tornado struck the city for the second time in less than four years.

Numerous residents of the Callaway Farms subdivision spent Tuesday walking around to check on neighbors and reviewing damages caused by high winds Monday night that were later determined to be a tornado with maximum winds of 110 mph.

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