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Tennessee Riverwalk expands to add Southside smells

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In an effort for walkers to experience all the smells that downtown Chattanooga has to offer, a new three-mile section of the Tennessee Riverwalk was opened this past week near the city’s Southside. The expansion cost about sixteen million dollars, with a majority of the budget providing the Southside with dumpster loads…

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High Point Climbing and Fitness announce Trump Tower climbing wall

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After a crazed Donald J Trump supporter scaled Trump Tower in New York using only suction cups, a representative from High Point Climbing facility announced plans to bring the popular attraction to the area. Experts believe the new attraction will draw many visitors like tower climber Stephen Rogata, especially with…

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“Best Cave” contest nominees include Ruby Falls, your mother

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"Best Cave" contest

Nominees for a national contest, held by USA Today‘s “10 Best” site, to name the “Best Cave” in the U.S. include local attractions Ruby Falls and your mother. “Every year, thousands of visitors come inside these vast, timeworn depths, that are always a little cool, damp and some would say…

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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…

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City changes bike lanes to Berke lanes

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The City of Chattanooga announced that it was going to convert the protected bike lanes on Broad Street to “Berke lanes” to be used by Mayor Andy Berke, his family and members of his staff, using any mode of transportation of their choosing. In a written announcement, it was explained…

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7 Bridges Marathon changes name after bridge-counting error

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Organizers of the 7 Bridges Marathon announced that they would be changing its name to “6 Bridges Marathon” after it made an error when counting the number of bridges. “We were certain that we had the right number of bridges,” said director Gavin Pawket. “I used the fingers on both…

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Downtown YMCA Youth Soccer team to face winner of U.S. vs Costa Rica

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A representative of the sport of Soccer announced that the local downtown YMCA Youth Co-ed Soccer team will face the winner of this month’s match between the US Women’s National Soccer and Costa Rica at Finley Stadium. The downtown YMCA co-ed soccer team is made up from 5-6-year-old boys and…

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Slide the City being left for new Chattanooga Sewer Line

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After the success of last Saturdays “Slide the City” event, a representative for Chattanooga Public Works announced plans to keep the attraction in place for downtown sewer management and transportation.  “We believe this is a great fun way for Chattanoogans to experience the thrills of what their waste feels like…

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Commuter waterslide to link downtown, Enterprise South

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Chattanooga city officials announced at a press conference this afternoon that the city would pursue plans to create a giant commuter waterslide, connecting downtown and the Enterprise South industrial park. “Once again, Chattanooga is leading the way,” said Chattanooga Transportation Director Martha Hearrin. “It’s a safe, economical and green method…

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