Ringgold’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is looking to spruce up its coverage of the city and its yearly events by purchasing a drone to record video footage and pictures from above.
Saturday, March 8
Beatrice E. Chandler, 93
The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office’s squad car fleet will get a little nicer in the coming weeks after the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of 11 new vehicles during its regular meeting Tuesday morning, Mar. 4.
Friday, March 7
Stella Chastain Hale, 82
The 2014 election year has begun in Catoosa County.
Five-year-old Mattie runs inside Puppy Love Kennels to greet owner Althea Isbill. Mattie loves getting a bath, according to her owner. It’s obvious by the way Mattie’s tail wags that she loves the office and staff at Puppy Love just as much as getting a bath.
On the heels of a multi-million dollar building project, Peavine Baptist Church in Rock Spring has completed additional renovations to the children’s sanctuary and Christian Life Center to accommodate continued growth.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the permanent closure of the Long Hollow Road Extension starting March 24. This access point into Chickamauga Battlefield is located directly west of the Wilder Brigade Monument. The closure will help protect the commemorative monuments that line the roadway, eliminate one non-gated railroad crossing and will help park staff protect cultural resources and visitors to the Wilder Brigade Monument. Other nearby roads that enter the National Military Park will continue to provide multiple points of access to the public.
Vincent Spann, Northwest Georgia ACA navigator will conduct a free informational event, March 17, in the community meeting room of the Catoosa County Public Library on 108 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.
Dakota Booth, Ringgold High School's STAR student was recognized by the Ringgold Rotary Club. A senior at Ringgold, Booth received the highest SAT score in the school. To obtain STAR nomination, (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition), graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Booth chose Melanie Keith as her STAR teacher to share in her recognition. From left: Denia Reese, Catoosa County schools superintendent; James Booth, Booth’s father; Bobbi Booth, Booth’s mother; Dakota Booth, STAR student; Barton Matthews, Ringgold Rotary president-elect; Melanie Keith, STAR teacher and Diane Hale, counselor.
Ringgold High School graduate Kenya White performed at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 20, during the 70th birthday of composer Karl Jenkins. The event was sponsored by Distinguished Concerts Internation New York and conducted by Jonathan Griffith.
The Catoosa County school system has contracted to purchase about four acres and a 30,000-square-foot building on Cassidy Lane in Ringgold to relocate the system’s transportation department.
Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Feb. 14-20.
While munching on pizza and cookies, attendees at the Walker County Emergency Services monthly luncheon learned about things that people, especially children, should avoid ingesting.
Wednesday, March 5
Sallie Nancy Ransom, 89
A wanted man was arrested in Fort Oglethorpe Monday evening after, police say, he fled a hospital ICU unit, stole a truck, and lead police on a short chase, all while still wearing his hospital gown.
The sometimes tragically serious issue of domestic sex trafficking was the topic explored at the Rossville Exchange Club’s most recent meeting.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently took a giant stride towards making its Catoosa County campus plans a reality, when it finalized the purchase of a 38-acre piece of land along Ga. 151 (Alabama Highway) in Ringgold.