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May 2014

Twenty-seven new Mexican restaurants to open in downtown area

in Business/Food/Drink
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After the recent opening of three new Mexican restaurants in the vicinity of Miller Plaza – El Macho Taco, Mexiville and the second location of Taqueria Jalisco – it was announced that 27 more Mexican restaurants would open in downtown Chattanooga in the next month. “This news is a boon…

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Gov. Haslam approves “Death By Chocolate” for executions

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On Thursday, Gov. Bill Haslam approved legislation that would permit the alternate execution method of “Death By Chocolate” for death row inmates in the situation where it is not possible to obtain the drugs used for lethal injections. The law was drafted because of the increasing difficulty that states have…

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Corker, Google tell businesses without websites to “ask your kids how to do it”

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On Monday at Miller Plaza, Senator Bob Corker and experts from Google told local small businesses that did not have websites to ask their kids to help set them up. “In Tennessee, 59 percent of all small businesses don’t yet have a website,” said Corker. “For heaven’s sake, just ask…

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Weston Wamp wears Google Glass to record all conversations

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After Google made available for sale to the public its wearable computer Google Glass earlier this week, in its beta “Explorer” edition, Republican Congressional candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd District Weston Wamp announced that he had purchased one, in order to record all conversations. Wamp received criticism when on March 15,…

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Chuck Fleischmann endorsed by two prominent Mayfield Dairy Cows.

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A week after two renowned war veterans expressed support for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional nominee Weston Wamp, two former Mayfield Dairy cows announced their support for Wamp’s opponent Chuck Fleischmann. The two dairy cows were once suppliers for former nominee and recent Fleischmann supporter/bromamce partner Scotty Mayfield’s family business. “While being…

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Chatter Magazine changes name to “Photos of Rich White People”

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The Chattanooga-based magazine Chatter changed its name this week to Photos of Rich White People in order to more precisely describe its contents. “Our staff is dedicated to creating a magazine jam-packed with photos of Chattanooga’s beautiful and handsome bourgeoisie, smugly patting each other on the back with self-satisfaction at…

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City Council to skirt open meetings laws by speaking in Pig Latin

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After the Chattanooga City Council was lectured on Tuesday by state attorney Elisha Hodge of the Office of Open Records Counsel regarding how the council violated Tennessee open meetings laws, members of the council started to use alternate communication methods, such as speaking in Pig Latin, to skirt the current…

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Basil Marceaux defeats incumbent Jim Coppinger in Hamilton County Mayoral primary

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In what was projected to be an easy victory for Republican incumbent Jim Coppinger in the Hamilton County Mayoral primary election today, vote counts have shown a clear victory for challenger Basil Marceaux. Marceaux has received national attention for being a perennial candidate with unconventional viewpoints, and he is a…

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