September 2014

EPB admits to overcharging city $1.2 mil for moonlight


After a recent audit investigating billing discrepancies made by EPB when billing the city of Chattanooga for power service, EPB representatives admitted that it had overcharged the city $1.2 million for moonlight. Chattanooga officials were disappointed to learn that EPB, which is owned by the city of Chattanooga, had grossly inflated the price of moonlight,

Chattanooga launches website to track city smells

Yesterday, the office of Mayor Andy Berke unveiled a new website to track various city performance metrics including crime rate, economic development, literacy and unpleasant smells. The chronic displeasing odors throughout the city have been challenging problems to tackle, sometimes overshadowing the city’s successes, and Chattanooga’s putrid stenches have received national attention, including the article

East Ridge to offer free Wi-Fi by holding activities at McDonald’s


After the city of Chattanooga announced plans last week to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access in city buildings and public areas, the bordering city of East Ridge in Hamilton County also revealed its plan to offer free Wi-Fi service by holding all meetings, city-related business and civic activities inside McDonald’s restaurants. The giant fast-food restaurant

Hackers leak topless photos of Harrison Keely


Over the Labor Day weekend, hundreds of private photos and videos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst were released to various online forums after hackers are believed to have exploited a security vulnerability in Apple’s Find My iPhone service that allowed for brute-force password guessing attacks, and it was revealed that