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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

in Culture/Politics
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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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Riverbend attendees urged to pretend they’re at Bonnaroo, not shower to conserve water

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

After Tennessee American Water asked customers east of Missionary Ridge to curb water usage, due to major repair work on a broken valve, Riverbend attendees were urged to pretend they’re at Bonnaroo by not showering. “Some consider Riverbend to be the cheaper, county-fair-style alternative to the more renowned Bonnaroo,” said…

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Bessie Smith descendants recall her favorite hipster craft beer bars during Strut

in Culture/Riverbend

While hundreds crowd Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard for Riverbend’s Bessie Smith Strut, descendants of the late Chattanooga singer reflect of her favorite hipster craft beer spots. Reporters caught up with Smith’s descendants as they enjoyed the Strut’s fried chicken offerings while surrounded by a group of drunk caucasians. “When…

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