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Ringgold plans repairs to water plant, exploring chemical changes

The city of Ringgold plans to make major improvements to its water treatment plant by repairing its old clear well tank, while also looking into making a switch to liquid chemicals in lieu of the powder ones it has used for years.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Four-wheeler stolen from LaFayette residence
Posted: October 21, 2014

A woman said someone stole her used four-wheeler from her residence off Bomar Street in LaFayette.

Glen Falls Trail closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: October 21, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising that the Glen Falls Trail, on Lookout Mountain, officially closed Monday, Oct. 20, and will remain closed until further notice. The trail is adjacent to the recent mud slide that closed Ochs Highway on Oct. 14.

Two women arrested for trying to kick in apartment door in LaFayette
Posted: October 21, 2014

LaFayette police responded to a domestic dispute in which two women were reportedly trying to kick open a door of a residence at Yester Oak Apartments in LaFayette.

Meet Derek Rogers, candidate for Fort Oglethorpe city council, Ward 4
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:06 am

The city of Fort Oglethorpe will hold an election for the Ward 4 seat on the city council. The seat was left vacant after councilman Charles Sharrock was removed in November 2012 following accusations of sexual harassment by three female city employees. In April the council appointed Derek Rogers to fill the seat until a special election could be held. That election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, but early voting is already open. There are two candidates running for the post, Sharrock and Rogers, 33. Each candidate was asked to answer a set of question to help our readers get to know them better. Sharrock declined to participate.

Chickamauga’s Pigeon Mountain Grill serves up homegrown vegetables and grass-fed beef
Posted: October 21, 2014

Pigeon Mountain Grill is serving up delicious dishes prepared with homegrown produce and grass-fed cattle sourced from local farms.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Tuesday, Oct. 21
Posted: October 21, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Tuesday's weather: Sunny, high near 71
Posted: October 21, 2014

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

Monday 10/20/2014
Gas prices dropping, many near or below $3 - $2.60 in Ringgold
Posted: October 20, 2014

Gas prices are dropping but the lowest prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.60, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Ringgold awards bid for Nashville Street sidewalk project, discusses Boynton Drive
Posted: October 20, 2014

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.

Infectious disease protocols in place at Fort Oglethorpe hospital
Posted: October 20, 2014

Within hours of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas reporting a confirmed case of Ebola, the staff and administration at Hutcheson Medical Center formed an Ebola readiness team and performed Ebola education throughout the hospital.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds Donnie Allen Hulett death sentence for double murder
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:14 am

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences given to Donnie Allen Hulett for the 2002 murders of brothers, Larry and Arvine Phelps. Hulett was 21 at the time of the crime.

Ringgold mayor fights to keep ginkgo trees in new streetscape plan
Posted: October 20, 2014

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.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Monday, Oct. 20
Posted: October 20, 2014

Monday, Oct. 20

Monday's weather: Mostly sunny, high near 70
Posted: October 20, 2014

Today: Areas of fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Sunday 10/19/2014
Gas prices still at bargain rates
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Local gasoline prices continued at bargain rates Sunday afternoon.

Cohutta Banking Company names Moore as branch manager
Posted: October 19, 2014

Cohutta Banking Company, a division of Synovus Bank, has named Alicia Moore as branch manager of the LaFayette and Chickamauga branches.

Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club inducts 2015 officers
Posted: October 19, 2014

The Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club inducted its 2015 officers and board members at Hutcheson Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 10.

Samaritan’s Purse to host Ivan Parker concert to support military ministry
Posted: October 19, 2014

The Samaritan’s Purse will host a benefit concert Saturday, Nov. 1, featuring Ivan Parker. Proceeds will help support Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry that invites military and their spouses to a week retreat in Alaska.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Sunday, Oct. 19
Posted: October 19, 2014

Sunday, Oct. 19

Sunday's weather: Sunny, high near 64
Posted: October 19, 2014

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph. 

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