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Superintendent Rick Smith to provide clear, prompt communication about vacation plans

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Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith announced today at a press conference that he would provide clear, prompt communication to the school board about his vacation plans. “It is my solemn duty to keep the school board and the public informed about how I spend my vacation,” said Smith, who would be on leave before

Turmoil-ridden Ooltewah High changes name to Oolte-WTF

After several months of turmoil, Ooltewah High School announced that it would change its name to “Oolte-WTF High School.” “Sweet Jesus, this has been a wild ride,” said principal Tracy Cayrns while walking amid chaos that resembled a scene from the film Red Dawn. “We’re just going to be honest with everyone and change our

School board to hire new superintendent from temp agency

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The Hamilton County Board of Education announced yesterday afternoon that it would seek a replacement for Superintendent Rick Smith by using a local temp agency. Smith was criticized for his handling of the Ooltewah High School rape case, and his attorney negotiated a half-million-dollar buyout package that was opposed by several board members including Rhonda

Gatlinburg detective to host new TV show “Kids Do the Stupidest Things”

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Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns, who became a controversial figure in the Ooltewah High School basketball hazing case for his statement that what happened was not sexual assault but “something stupid kids do,” announced that he accepted a job as a host of a new television show called “Kids Do the Stupidest Things.” “It’s going

Coaches believed accused Ooltewah basketball players “just really bad at pool”

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Before charges against Ooltewah High School boys’ basketball coaches and athletic director were sent today to the Hamilton County Grand Jury, due to the failure to report suspected child abuse that occurred last December, including the alleged sexual assault of a freshman by three of his teammates involving a pool cue stick, the coaches stated

Transgender comedian Ann Coulter entertains UTC campus

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The popular transgender comedian Ann Coulter (born Andrew Hart Coulter in 1961) entertained the campus of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) today, delivering her edgy stand-up act as a satirical ultra-conservative figure, in the same vein as Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report television show and columnist Ed Anger of the Weekly World News

New museum to document struggle to open Chattanooga History Center

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At a press conference yesterday afternoon, it was announced that a new museum would open in Chattanooga next month that would tell the story of the struggle to complete the yet-to-be-opened Chattanooga History Center. The new museum, called the Chattanooga History Center Center (CHCC), will document the ups and downs of the grueling, long-drawn-out ordeal

Benevolent UTC fraternities encourage sororities to take Ice Bucket Challenge

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In a remarkable show of altruism, fraternities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) have challenged local sororities to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “There has been some confusion about the Ice Bucket Challenge, with some people not knowing that it’s about ALS awareness,”