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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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McDonald's (Used under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/2xi5uZ)

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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Ironman competition (Modified under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/fw6sWK)

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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Tacos (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/aBfoBr)

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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Chocolate (Used under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/4Aszpw)

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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Krystal introduces burger-flavored moonshine

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Moonshine still (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/8tZtwU)

The fast-food restaurant chain Krystal, founded in Chattanooga in 1932 and best known for its square-shaped Krystal hamburger sliders, unveiled yesterday its new product: a burger-flavored moonshine. Krystal was possibly inspired by another Chattanooga-born culinary treat, the Moon Pie, which earlier this year introduced Moon Pie-flavored moonshine, available in vanilla,…

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Councilman Hakeem suggests replacing public transportation with pub-crawl pedal carriages

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Yusuf Hakeem (l), Pedal Carriage (r) (Modified under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/2MUd1k)

It has been a turbulent week for Chattanooga City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem, whose invitation to a Monday meeting to discuss a possible public voucher program in partnership with Millennium Taxi to augment inner-city transportation was rejected by Transportation Administrator Blythe Bailey. Bailey declined attending the meeting over concerns that…

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Fleischmann to endorse Mayfield Dairy products

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Rep. Chuck Fleischmann

After Scottie Mayfield endorsed 3rd District Congressional Representative Chuck Fleischmann this morning for the upcoming election, despite being rivals in the 2012 election, Fleischmann returned the favor by formally endorsing Mayfield Dairy products. “Everyone knows that quid pro quo arrangements are how anything gets done in politics,” said Fleischmann, wearing…

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