Retro “Megoteca” analog Internet service provider to feature ’90s-style dial-up access

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The music venue Discoteca enjoyed a year-long existence between January 2010 and January 2011, being Chattanooga’s “all analogue bar” which only allowed vinyl records or cassettes to be played and featuring notable indie music acts such as Will Oldham, Lambchop, and Monotonix. At a press conference yesterday afternoon, the proprietors…

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Anti-gang task force reveals strategy after watching Bugsy Malone: “We need more pies”

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The anti-gang task force established under Mayor Ron Littlefield was advised by the incoming Mayor-elect Andy Berke’s administration that it would be dismantled before Berke’s April 15 inauguration, as Berke’s transition team is fleshing out its own new ideas for tackling Chattanooga’s gang issue. As its last action, the anti-gang…

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Obama calls Mayor-elect Andy Berke “best looking mayor” in nation

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President Barack Obama is backpedaling after calling Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke the “best looking mayor” in the entire nation at a fundraising event in Nashville yesterday. The President received wide-spread criticism from Republicans and from men’s rights groups for his comments, considered to be inappropriate. “This is a fine, fine…

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Upcoming Lake Winnepesaukah water park to feature adults-only island, The Wet Spot

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At a news conference, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park in Rossville, GA announced a new expansion project, which will build upon the planned water park called “SoakYa” scheduled to be open for the Summer 2013 season. While SoakYa, which derives its name from the last two syllables of “Winnepesaukah,” is intended…

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Amazon, Chattanooga State to make city hub of expertise for “Walking Around and Picking Up Stuff”

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Following the success of the two Amazon Distribution Centers established in 2011 in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., which employ over two-thousand workers, Chattanooga State Community College has announced a new two-year degree, developed with the cooperation of Amazon, in order to keep up with the demand for specially skilled employees…

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