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Beverly Carroll

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Bertha Irwin’s world has shrunk to the living room of her Three Notch Road home.

Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Ron Goulart said his recent near-miss on Van Cleave Street was the best research he could do on whether the road needs speed breakers.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce has found a more sympathetic majority on the County Commission.

Donnie and Beth Covey knew there was a racetrack within earshot of their Pine Bluff Estates home when they moved in eight years ago.

Don’t be afraid.

Four more men have been arrested for using “cloned” credit cards to purchase gift cards at a Northwest Georgia store in an operation intriguing local and federal investigators.

Santek Environmental officials on Tuesday said they have at last found a solution to continuing the recycling operation at the closed Catoosa County landfill.

When Fort Oglethorpe’s rebuilt city pool opens for its second season, city officials hope the new pool house will complete the package that lures a coveted state swim meet.

Ringgold native and former Councilman Deryl Lamar Bryson announced he will enter the race to fill the unexpired term of the late vice mayor, Tom Clark.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Years after the first methane well was sunk into the Catoosa County landfill, the county is still hopeful of a system to turn gas from rubbish into revenue by producing electricity.

Catoosa County officials unwrapped one closely guarded secret Thursday — code named Project Brown — announcing that UPS will relocate its Chattanooga distribution center to Ringgold, Ga.

A local contractor has agreed to work weekends to help Fort Oglethorpe avoid months of delay on a sewer project tied to the widening of Cloud Springs Road, officials said Wednesday.

Catoosa County Development Authority chairman Randall Peters appointed a committee to review the 21 proposals submitted for engineer design work at the county’s Highway 151 industrial site.

Fort Oglethorpe City Council members on Monday agreed to apply for a $25,000 grant to buy mobile radios for patrol cars, approved a $19,000 payment to Arcadis Engineering for the West Chickamauga interceptor and raised rates to rent the city swimming pool.

The Georgia “birthday tax” on automobiles is so unpopular that some city and county officials said any revenue lost from killing the fee would be offset by the relief for taxpayers.

The third time could be the charm for a proposal to build a satellite campus in Catoosa County for Northwestern Technical College.

If searching for Easter eggs hidden on the ground isn’t exciting enough for you, what about 20,000 eggs being dropped from a helicopter?

In Dade County, it doesn’t seem like the economy may have hit bottom in Georgia and soon will begin to turn around.

The economy may be slow, but people are still in a hurry and fast food is on the menu.

Damon Raines, Catoosa County schools director of operations, was appointed to the county planning and zoning board Tuesday.

Business owners say trade has been brisk along U.S. Highway 41 from the Tennessee-Georgia line to Cloud Springs Road since it was widened to four lanes more than a year ago.

The median sale price of a home in Hamilton County and surrounding areas increased about 5 percent from December 2004 to December 2008, according to the Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

For several years after Wood Station Elementary School was completed in 2004, Colbert Hollow Road parents had to detour eight miles around a bridge to get their children to school.

Nearly 20 engineering firms have shown interest in helping Catoosa County officials build an industrial park, county officials said.

Nearly two years after the first brick was laid, the 4,100-square-foot, $500,000 addition to the Catoosa County Learning Center is all but finished.

Ringgold City Councilmen were saved by the law Tuesday when they denied an unpopular rezoning request made by a prominent resident and businessman.

The Ringgold City Council denied an unpopular rezoning request from a prominent local businessman Tuesday when they learned the proposal would violate city ordinances.

His country called him to serve his community and Ringgold, Ga., resident Rudy Peterson responded with more than 4,000 volunteer hours of service in one year — through the LaFayette Elks Club.

Far from driving the family apart with a demanding practice and performance schedule, 10-year-old Meghan Greene’s gymnastics career has provided opportunities for her to travel with her parents and two younger brothers.

In the short time Chuck Taylor has been supervisor of Catoosa County’s roads department, he has made some headway with road repairs and corralled runaway storm drainage problems.

Members of the Ringgold Downtown Partners are hoping the rain stays away today so the town can be showered with a different kind of precipitation: thousands of pastel, plastic eggs.

Ringgold businessman Jack Babb said he waited years for just the right project for lots at Whittemore Drive and Guyler Street, but protesting neighbors who fear increased traffic could derail the project.

Catoosa Utility District board members admittedly bungled their first rate hike in 10 years but they say the need for more money means an increase is unavoidable.

About half a dozen customers on Tuesday told Catoosa Utility Board members to increase their $10-per-month contribution to the utility-paid health insurance and cut their monthly pay.

A Catoosa County judge has given Fort Oglethorpe four more months to answer a lawsuit seeking removal of a concrete cricket pitch on the polo field at Barnhardt Circle.

Fort Oglethorpe officials are disappointed at not being included in the federal stimulus dollars for transportation announced Thursday, but state officials said another round of projects will be considered this summer.

Roger Bowman has a strong interest in politics and American history, but his recent election as chairman of the Catoosa County Republican Party is his first foray into organized politics.

A Catoosa County judge has given Fort Oglethorpe four more months to answer a lawsuit seeking removal of a concrete cricket pitch on the polo field at Barnhardt Circle.

The Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club’s highest honor — traditionally reserved for Kiwanians — will go this year to two local lawmen.

Catoosa County commissioners were tight-lipped on economic development plans after an executive session Tuesday, but chairman Keith Greene promised an announcement will be forthcoming within two or three months.

The Catoosa County Development Authority met behind closed doors for just over 30 minutes Monday, to discuss legal and land acquisition matters, according to the agenda.

When Ross Grant was a little boy, he slipped into the woods behind his father’s service station on U.S. Highway 41 to where a family burial ground was located.

All last week Walter Smith powered a bulldozer, hoping to outrun the predicted rain that has held up site work on a long- awaited gymnasium and emergency services center for the Keith Recreation Center.

A gusty March wind swirled through Fort Oglethorpe Thursday, stirring almost everything, including the plastic banners that fly at many area businesses.

Profuse apologies and a unanimous vote to rescind a recent rate increase did not quiet many of the 50 or so customers attending a Catoosa Utility District meeting Tuesday.

The board of the Catoosa Utility District on Tuesday apologized to customers and voted to reverse a recent price hike.

A local business owner said Fort Oglethorpe codes enforcement officials are unfairly targeting him while letting other businesses fly the kinds of banners that led him to a court citation.

Customers of the Catoosa Utility District whose residential water bills have risen by almost 48 percent can tell the utility board what they think at a public hearing Tuesday morning.

After a hasty called meeting Wednesday evening, Catoosa Utility District commissioners decided to defer a decision to undo a rate change they passed last month until a regular board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

With 42 pounds less under their collective belts, the “Phat Fannies” team is motivated about competing in the Hutcheson Medical Center’s Get Fit program for employees.

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