Ringgold Welcomes New Downtown Store, The Junkin Junction

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The City of Ringgold welcomed its newest business to downtown on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Junkin Junction. Friends, family, neighbors and leaders of Ringgold City government gathered last week to formally open an exciting new business in downtown. 

The Junkin Junction will offer a wide variety of antique pieces gathered from area estate sales and private collections. 

Co-owner Robin Leach was excited to finally welcome guests into the new storefront at the corner of Nashville Street and Cleveland Street in Ringgold. 

"We've been selling like crazy just in the past few months once we announced we were going to open the store," said Leach. "We had people stopping by asking over-and-over, 'When are you going to be open?'" 

Other small business owners and antique dealers along with city board and council members showed up to give their support for the grand opening.

Director of the Ringgold Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Joseph Brellenthin, explained that "antique and gift stores are great not just for resident collectors, but with the right support they can add a lot to a tourism experience and that means money flows into our community."  Mentioning the work done by both the DDA and the Ringgold Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Mr. Brellenthin said, "We have so many great antique and boutique stores along Nashville and Tennessee Streets and in surrounding shopping centers we started working with the Georgia Visitor Center on I-75 to direct travelers to shop downtown Ringgold."

The Junkin Junction is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  

For more information visit the store Facebook page or call 423 443-7029.


Tennessee Regulatory Authority Changes Name To Tennessee Public Utility Commission

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation this month that changes the name of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) to the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC). The bill was sponsored by State Senator, Jack Johnson and State Representative, Pat Marsh during the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly’s legislative session and it became effective ... (click for more)

Tennessee Tax Revenue For March Released

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced Monday that Tennessee tax revenue fell short of budgeted estimates in March. March sales tax revenues reflect retail activity occurring in February, and overall March revenues were $993.6 million, which is $100.9 million less than we collected in March of 2016 and $70.1 million less than the budgeted estimate ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Trenton, Ga., Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: New Orleans Slaps History

It was balmy and relatively quiet on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The flowers of spring were in full flush on Canal Street and, as darkness began to cloak the city, no one was aware that a cadre of police snipers was quietly setting up in a hotel parking garage across from the Liberty Place monument. Shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of large trucks rumbled past ... (click for more)