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March 2015

Chattanooga Film Festival to screen “Titanic” on sinking barge

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Sinking North Shore barge (top), still from the film "Titanic" (bottom)

The Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) announced today that it would present a special screening of the 1997 film Titanic on the dilapidated North Shore barge, which began sinking one week ago after vandals moved a pump hose so that water would fill the barge. “The North Shore barge is an…

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BREAKING: Mayor Berke realizes he left glasses on departed Delta Queen

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Some hours after the Delta Queen hotel boat departed its 5 year Chattanooga North Shore home for New Orleans, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke realized it was the last place that he took off his glasses. “Shit”, exclaimed Mayor Andy Berke, after realizing he left his glasses on the Delta Queen.

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Riverbend organizers wake from 19-year cryogenic hibernation, book hottest bands from 1996

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Stone Temple Pilots (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/9phUDn)

At a press conference yesterday afternoon, organizers of the annual Riverbend summer music festival announced the final lineup for this year’s event, after being cryogenically frozen for nearly two decades. “We listened to all of you who said to us, ‘Show me the money!’” said Riverbend organizer Joselyn Boykinns. “We…

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TN dyes lethal injections green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Injection syringe (Modified under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/nQS5KZ)

In Tennessee, Death Row just became a little more festive today, as the Tennessee Department of Correction dyed its lethal injections green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “Some of us with Irish blood say that we bleed green,” said Department of Correction representative Eoghan Maeleachlainn, who was dressed like a…

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Meanies hurt State Sen. Todd Gardenhire’s feelings with sidewalk chalk drawings

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Sidewalk chalk (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/75oVa7) / TN State Sen. Todd Gardenhire

Tuesday morning, it was discovered that a bunch of meanies drew colorful sidewalk chalk drawings outside the office of TN State Senator Todd Gardenhire, expressing disapproval. The chalk drawings criticized Gardenhire’s opposition toward Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Insure TN” proposal to insure 280,000 low-income Tennesseans and hurt his feelings in the…

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Cleveland TN adopts “Eunuchs only” policy for future Police Chiefs

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Police department of Cleveland, TN

After Cleveland, Tenn. Police Chief Dennis Maddux served only one day in the position before being reassigned to his previous position, city officials announced that it would enact a “Eunuchs only” policy for the hiring of future Police Chiefs. Police officer Jeff Griggs claimed that Maddux was kissing his wife…

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