November 2013

Tenn. Poison Control and Miley Cyrus unveil new warning sticker design

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Coinciding with Nashville-born pop star Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday, it was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon by the Tennessee Poison Center that Cyrus had teamed up with the organization to make a new warning sticker design. The stickers are intended to be placed on containers which hold poisonous household materials, to warn children

UTC to provide free megaphones to professors, students

In response to numerous requests for the administration of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC) to deal with the issue of evangelical preacher Angela Cummings, a self-declared “saint” who has caused a stir with her outdoor, on-campus sermons, considered by many to be excessively loud and disruptive for nearby classes, UTC has implemented a new

Local swingers propose “Friends With Benefits” ordinance

On November 12, the City Council of Chattanooga passed the first reading of a controversial ordinance that would allow unmarried domestic partners of city employees – regardless of sexual orientation – to receive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance. While the ordinance, which narrowly passed with a 5 to 4 vote, was

Littlefield glad he is no longer considered worst mayor ever

After a tumultuous week for Toronto mayor Rob Ford, with shocking revelations including admitting to the use of illicit drugs and leaked video footage with Ford making drunken vows to murder an unidentified person, former Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield expressed relief that he was no longer considered to be the worst mayor ever. The embattled Littlefield

Marion County football coach tattoos rival’s logo on forehead to inspire his team

Earlier this week, Marion County High School assistant football coach Michael Schmitt was arrested and charged with vandalizing his own school by surreptitiously spray painting the logo of rival South Pittsburg High School and derogatory names in an attempt to rally and energize his own team before a game between the two schools two weeks

Cleveland State Lady Cougars change name to Lady MILFs

At a press conference yesterday afternoon at Cleveland State Community College, it was announced that the women’s basketball team had changed its name from Lady Cougars to Lady MILFs, soon after the opening of its 2013-2014 season. “The name ‘Lady Cougars’ didn’t bring to mind the image we wanted,” said women’s basketball coach Pam Wassermann.

Chattanooga area gangs set to settle feud in a dance off

In a press conference held this morning in front of an East Lake community Church, members from opposing Chattanooga area gangs announced they would finally settle their differences in an old fashioned dance off. Leaders announced the dance off would be held in a neutral territory. McKenzie Arena and the Memorial Auditorium are among the