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Chattanooga brothel was front for hypnosis clinic: “We will not tolerate hypnosis” says Police Chief

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Chattanooga Police cracked down yesterday on a local brothel that was discovered to actually be a front for an illegal hypnosis clinic, as part of a sting operation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation working in conjunction with local officers. “We will not tolerate hypnosis in this city,” said Chattanooga…

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Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment Center Announces “Come and Get Your Shit” Option

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Due to popular public demand, the Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment center has announced plans for a “come and get your shit” option. During checkout of an Amazon.com order, a new option to “pick up my shit today” will become available, based on your proximity to the Chattanooga fulfillment center. After payment is…

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Chattanooga Whiskey Makers decide to keep operations in Indiana

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After the historic passing of Bills of 102 and 129 in the Tennessee House and Senate respectively, Chattanooga Whiskey co-founders Joe Ledbetter and Tim Piersent announced they have decided to keep distillery operations in Indiana. “It’s really due to a variety of reasons” Ledbetter said, “plus, can you imagine the…

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Local Entrepreneur Rick Davis to open Megachurch

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Local Gold and Diamond purchaser, television host, and recent used car entrepreneur Rick Davis is planning to open a megachurch, according to a representative of his. From documents uncovered by Chattanooga Bystander, Davis’ “Davisplex” includes a 4,500-seat sanctuary, 35 classrooms, 20 bathrooms with gold fixtures, and a refinery.  Davis hopes…

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Retro “Megoteca” analog Internet service provider to feature ’90s-style dial-up access

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The music venue Discoteca enjoyed a year-long existence between January 2010 and January 2011, being Chattanooga’s “all analogue bar” which only allowed vinyl records or cassettes to be played and featuring notable indie music acts such as Will Oldham, Lambchop, and Monotonix. At a press conference yesterday afternoon, the proprietors…

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Pat Benatar forms union for Chattanooga Volkswagen auto workers

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All eyes are on automaker Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant after the company announced that it is talking with United Auto Workers (UAW) about the idea of a German-style works council, rather than a more traditional American labor union. Tennessee is one of twenty-four right-to-work states in the U.S.A., and the National…

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Amazon, Chattanooga State to make city hub of expertise for “Walking Around and Picking Up Stuff”

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Following the success of the two Amazon Distribution Centers established in 2011 in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., which employ over two-thousand workers, Chattanooga State Community College has announced a new two-year degree, developed with the cooperation of Amazon, in order to keep up with the demand for specially skilled employees…

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