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Krystal to Rebuild in Tornado-Damaged Georgia Town

3:28 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
  • April 27 tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Ringgold, Ga. (Alabama)
    
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RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - The Krystal restaurant chain has announced plans to rebuild its tornado-ravaged location in Ringgold.

The Chattanooga-based restaurant chain had boarded up its Ringgold restaurant after it was struck in 2011 by a twister that tore through the town's business district.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a $32 million state road project would have prevented the restaurant from reopening since that would have blocked off Krystal's parking lot entrance.

Local officials including state Sen. Jeff Mullis, a Chickamauga Republican, intervened and negotiating with state officials for ways to save Krystal and several other nearby businesses.

Ringgold was hard-hit by an outbreak of powerful storms and tornadoes that tore across the South on April 27, 2011.

 

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