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Royal honeymoon mistakenly booked at King’s Lodge

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Inset: King's Lodge.

Amid speculation regarding where newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would spend their honeymoon, it was revealed that in a colossal error, their matrimonial vacation was booked at King’s Lodge in Chattanooga. According to a spokesperson, the hotel was booked after the royal family’s travel agent read a glowing article…

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David Blaine to hold breath for 18 minutes inside chicken processing plant

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David Blaine

While in Chattanooga for his June 2 performance at the Tivoli Theatre, street magician and endurance artist David Blaine announced that he would break a world record by holding his breath for 18 minutes while locked inside the downtown chicken processing plant. Blaine has performed endurance stunts including being encased…

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Slaughterhouse weddings take barn-wedding trend to next level

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Slaughterhouse (Used under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/r19Dh1)

Over the last ten years, there’s been a growing trend to hold weddings in barns with rustic, farm-related decor, and now, local trend-setters have taken the idea to the next level by having weddings in slaughterhouses. “You can’t get more real than this,” said wedding planner Gracie Nimberlaut. “As real…

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Yodeling Kid, Sweet Potato Pie Guy to have sing-off at local Walmart

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"Yodeling Kid" Mason Ramsey (left), "Patti Pie Guy" James Wright (right)

In what is being billed as “The Battle of the Singing Walmart Viral Video Stars,” the eleven-year-old “Yodeling Kid” Mason Ramsey and the “Patti Pie Guy” James Wright will have a sing-off Wednesday, May 9, at the Gunbarrel Road Walmart. Ramsey earned quick fame from a viral video of him…

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Hipster lanes to be added to MLK Boulevard

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The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announced today that eastbound and westbound hipster lanes would be added to a section of East M.L. King Boulevard as part of its repaving project. “It’s no secret that hipsters have overrun Chattanooga,” said Kelly Dowdeshell, the Chattanooga Department of Transportation’s administrator. “Adding hipster lanes…

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Chattanooga man starting to believe Chattanooga Chuck full of shit

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After almost a week of 70 degree plus high temperatures, Chattanooga resident Sylvester Kimble announced he is starting to distrust Groundhog Chattanooga Chucks forecasting abilities. The announcement comes just weeks after Chattanooga Chuck saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Experts believe Mr. Kimble may have missed…

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James Franco’s next film about failed Catoosa County Film Festival

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Left: Catoosa County Film Festival logo. Right: James Franco in "The Disaster Artist."

After directing and starring in The Disaster Artist, a comedy about Tommy Wiseau’s critically panned 2003 film The Room, James Franco announced that his next project would be about the failed Catoosa County Film Festival. “If you thought Tommy Wiseau’s The Room was the cinematic equivalent of a war atrocity,…

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Harrison Keely not selected as sexiest male alive once again

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In a decision many saw as somewhat heartbreaking, former Chattanooga news personality Harrison Keely once again failed to be named sexiest male alive.¬† Formerly the online news producer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Keely moved to Las Vegas where he believed chances¬†of becoming the sexiest man alive would be…

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