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Artisanal coffee shop bans hipsters in well-thought-out plan

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The artisanal, high-end coffee shop Grounds For Divorce announced that it had banned all hipsters from entering its premises in a well-thought-out plan. “Nobody wearing a vintage t-shirt or neon plastic sunglasses or carrying a book by Jacques Lacan or Chuck Palahniuk is welcome here,” said a spokesperson for Grounds…

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Harrison Keely tosses name up for Subway spokesman replacement

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Just hours after sandwich maker Subway announced it was severing ties with longtime company figure Jared Fogle, local what you need to know today expert Harrison Keely announced he has thrown his name in the hat as the new fast food chain spokesmen.  “I eat subway once or twice a week and…

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Nooga.com spin-off site dedicated to restaurant closures

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Nooga.com screenshot of restaurant closure articles

At a press conference yesterday afternoon, the Chattanooga local news website Nooga.com announced that it would launch a spin-off site solely dedicated to articles about restaurant closures, called “Resting Place.” “We strive to be the number one source of news in Chattanooga about misfortune in the restaurant industry,” said spokesperson…

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Potato-sharing service “Tuber” launches in Chattanooga

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Tuber potato-sharing smartphone app

The rapidly growing potato-sharing service “Tuber,” founded in San Francisco and currently available in dozens of cities around the world, launched today in Chattanooga, promising residents on-demand potato delivery through the use of a special smartphone app. “We already have gigabit Internet service, so it was just a matter of…

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East Ridge to offer free Wi-Fi by holding activities at McDonald’s

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After the city of Chattanooga announced plans last week to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access in city buildings and public areas, the bordering city of East Ridge in Hamilton County also revealed its plan to offer free Wi-Fi service by holding all meetings, city-related business and civic activities inside McDonald’s…

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Chattanooga Whiskey founder’s mustache resigns

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Chattanooga Whiskey founder's mustache

The mustache of Joe Ledbetter – best known as the founding mustache of Chattanooga Whiskey – has officially announced its resignation from the Chattanooga Whiskey Company and Tennessee Stillhouse. In June, the mustache performed field tests of Chattanooga Whiskey and came to the conclusion that “It works!” after being arrested…

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Little Debbie adds competitive eating to Ironman Chattanooga

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After officially becoming the title sponsor of the inaugural Chattanooga Ironman competition, snack food company Little Debbie and its parent company McKee Foods announced that it would add a competitive eating section to the race. “The Ironman triathlon is an institution in the world of athletics,” said Little Debbie spokesperson…

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Twenty-seven new Mexican restaurants to open in downtown area

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After the recent opening of three new Mexican restaurants in the vicinity of Miller Plaza – El Macho Taco, Mexiville and the second location of Taqueria Jalisco – it was announced that 27 more Mexican restaurants would open in downtown Chattanooga in the next month. “This news is a boon…

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Gov. Haslam approves “Death By Chocolate” for executions

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On Thursday, Gov. Bill Haslam approved legislation that would permit the alternate execution method of “Death By Chocolate” for death row inmates in the situation where it is not possible to obtain the drugs used for lethal injections. The law was drafted because of the increasing difficulty that states have…

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National Socialist Movement plans Bake Sale on the Hamilton County Courthouse Lawn

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A representative from the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization known for its belief in white supremacy and a weird saucy infatuation with Adolf Hitler, announced plans to hold a bake sale on the front lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse on April 26th. The Chattanooga visit is part of…

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