- Associated Press - Sunday, March 9, 2014

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - Tourism officials in the northwest Georgia town of Ringgold are exploring the idea of launching a drone to film festivities at the upcoming 1890s Day Jamboree.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/1g9nag6) that promoting tourism — not surveillance — is the goal.

The board of the local convention and visitors bureau on Tuesday voted unanimously to explore spending up to $1,200 for a video camera-equipped drone with four helicopter rotors. The aircraft would fly overhead and capture footage of events during the annual jamboree on Memorial Day weekend.


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Director of Downtown Development Joseph Brellenthin said it would give people “a sweeping view of the whole town.”

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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