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2015 election qualifying ends today

Today is the last day to qualify for the 2015 municipal elections in Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. Candidates for the open seats must return qualifying papers to their appropriate offices by 4:30 p.m. today to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Get In On the Action

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club hosts Swap Meet Sept. 4-5

The senior member of the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, 93-year-old Chattanooga resident James Gribble, spent his years in the Air Force in a dangerous position. He flew 20 missions as a ball turret gunner, crouched in a small pod on the underbelly of a B-24 bomber in Europe during World War II.

Fit.Works, Blue Mountain Yoga now open in Ringgold’s Remco plaza

Fit.Works and Blue Mountain Yoga is newly relocated to a workout space inside Remco Shops in Ringgold.

Annual Catoosa Kids Day a fun, educational success

Catoosa County Kids Day welcomed about 300 children.

Ringgold holding hearings on proposed millage rate hike

The Ringgold City Council hosted its first public hearing on the proposed millage rate increase Aug. 27.

Slog It Out

Cowboy Church invites locals to get dirty with inaugural mud run

Ninety-two acres of green grass in LaFayette are being bush-hogged and mowed to make way for a muddy course. The first-ever Cowboy Church Mud Run 5k is taking over the field at the Cowboy Church Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 9 a.m. A water cannon, muddy hills and trenches, a creek, rope climb, fence climb and a large downed tree are some of the many obstacles runners will have to overcome.

Vietnam veterans gather in Fort Oglethorpe to share history

The History Company in Fort Oglethorpe, next to Chickamauga Battlefield, recently made for the perfect scene for a gathering of Vietnam veterans with memorabilia from their history in tow, an annual event known as The Gathering.

Christ First Church invites locals to “stand with Israel’ Aug. 27

Catoosa County’s Christ First Church is hosting “Standing with Israel” Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

JJ Angelina’s looking for ‘beauty ambassadors’

JJ Angelina’s owner Angela Attardo is recruiting beauty ambassadors from local high schools through Sept. 1. Ringgold, Heritage and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School female students are welcome to apply to win “VIP privileges” and discounts at the salon.

Methadone clinic planned in Ringgold

Ringgold Mayor Joe Barger says a methadone clinic may soon be built on Bookout Road.

Ringgold Digital Sign Committee to decide Aug. 31 whether and where to move the sign

The issue of whether to move the controversial digital sign in Ringgold was intended to be left to voters in the November election.

Hutcheson may be on chopping block soon

As the drama surrounding Hutcheson Medical Center continues to grow, more problems continue to come into light. A court-appointed ombudsman for Hutcheson’s bankruptcy case cited concerns about the staff of the hospital, as Guy Gebhardt, an U.S. Trustee, asked a judge to terminate the hospital’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is Aug. 29

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is featuring “Salad and Silhouettes” Saturday, Aug. 29.

N.Ga women’s group looking for solutions to domestic violence

Nationally, one in three women is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, says Dr. Valerie Radu, executive director of the new Family Justice Center in Chattanooga.

Catoosa County Chamber Golf Tournament welcomes 76 golfers to Windstone

Though the final figures haven’t been tallied, this year’s Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is already considered a success.