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Interim county manager named

The position of interim county manager has been offered to Billy Beckett.

Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis presents $5,000 to Fort Oglethorpe Recreation efforts

The $5,000 the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club is spending to assist in Fort Oglethorpe Recreation Department ball field upgrades could have a big payoff for the city.

Young America Ministries reaches out to area youth

Local business owners Wes and Kelia Williams work in low-income housing, trailer parks, apartments and car dealerships. They noticed the children around them needed things, so they started collecting coats, shoes and school supplies.

Little Free Libraries coming to Ringgold

Ringgold is on the path to have 10 new libraries — Little Free Libraries.

New Tiger Sharks coach making a splash this season

Ringgold Tiger Sharks’ 118-member swim team has a new head coach in Jackson Parker.

Project One:27 repairs roofs, builds wheelchair ramps in Catoosa

When the tornadoes swept through in 2011, it wounded the roof of a local veteran. Even after paying a contractor working in the area after the storm, there was still much work to be done.

Apple Barrel Antiques welcomes people to country-style store

Apple Barrel Antiques and More now offers quality, affordable, re-purposed antiques, says co-owner Mary Hensley, though the Fort Oglethorpe store still sells tomatoes for the local citizens who used to frequent the store when it was a produce place.

Local Y launches Mobile Fit with summer feeding program

The North Georgia YMCA has big summer plans. In addition to serving more than 20,000 meals through its Y Without Walls program, the Y is launching Mobile Fit in conjunction with its popular summer feeding program, which serves about 500 meals a day.

Fort Oglethorpe’s 6th Cavalry Museum begins renovations

After shaving nearly $40,000 off the potential cost, the 6th Cavalry Museum’s renovations are a go. During a recent Catoosa County Commission meeting, commissioners approved a bid from Stanley Richardson of Dalton. His total of $98,500 includes adding handicap accessible bathrooms, chair lifts and other items to bring the two-story building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ringgold officials approve $75,000 more for Patriot Hall project

Ringgold City Council originally earmarked $150,000 to spend on renovating Patriot Hall. However, it has been determined that more money is needed.

Helton’s last day is today

Wednesday, June 24 is Catoosa County Manager Mike Helton’s last day at the county’s helm. He submitted his resignation several weeks ago, having decided to step down in order to return to a career in law enforcement.

Helton hired as county detective

Mike Helton, who resigned two weeks ago as Catoosa County manager, is taking a $50,000 paycut to solve crimes for a living. He will join the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office as a detective toward the end of the month.

Wi-Fi coming to downtown Ringgold

Wi-Fi is being installed along Nashville Street by Ringgold Telephone Company.

Comcast pays its Chickamauga bill

One day shy of the bill’s final due date, Comcast paid the city of Chickamauga $13,583 in back pole fees.

Teems partners with Mach Fuels to open a new kind of gas station

A desire for cleaner energy is fueling a new kind of gas station in Ringgold.