Serpentine Belt Guy and Poem Lady to be keynote speakers at 2013 Southern Creative Panhandling Convention

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Organizers of the Chattanooga-based annual 2013 Southern Creative Panhandling Convention have announced its final lineup of speakers, workshops and discussion forums, for this year’s event, featuring veteran downtown panhandlers Serpentine Belt Guy and Poem Lady being the keynote speakers. The compelling, award-winning storyteller Serpentine Belt Guy will speak about the…

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Warehouse Row announces addition of Wal-Mart Supercenter.

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With hopes to increase traffic and customer base to the upscale shopping mall, Warehouse Row owners announced a deal has been made to bring retail giant Wal-Mart to its famous downtown Chattanooga location. In recent years, Warehouse Row has suffered a decrease in business and customer visits. Critics attribute this…

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Coolidge Park fountains to spray guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

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To promote multi-culturalism, the Chattanooga Department of Parks and Recreation announced yesterday afternoon at a press conference that this Sunday, the 5th of May, celebrated as the holiday Cinco de Mayo, the fountains at Coolidge Park on the North Shore would spray guacamole instead of the usual water. “Cinco de…

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Mayor Berke takes diversity to next level by hiring Shanice Tallchief-Goldstein

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As Mayor Andy Berke continues to fill vacant positions in his administration, so far City Council members and constituents have praised the choices for their quality, expertise and diversity. Leaving a crowd of reporters and Chattanooga residents in slack-jawed amazement, at a press conference yesterday afternoon Berke announced the appointment…

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Hamilton County Grand Jury recommends legalizing pot for those on jury duty

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Earlier this week, the Hamilton County Grand Jury, consisting of randomly selected residents who serve a four-month term, released its Concurrent and Regular Grand Jury Reports containing observations and recommendations for the Hamilton County Criminal Court. Among the comments, such as those pointing out that “educational programs that are provided…

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Chattanooga brothel was front for hypnosis clinic: “We will not tolerate hypnosis” says Police Chief

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Chattanooga Police cracked down yesterday on a local brothel that was discovered to actually be a front for an illegal hypnosis clinic, as part of a sting operation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation working in conjunction with local officers. “We will not tolerate hypnosis in this city,” said Chattanooga…

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Corey Smith to debut new song “Firefighters Are Pussies” at Track 29

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Country-rock singer/songwriter Corey Smith and Chattanooga music venue Track 29 had a rocky start to their relationship, with his September 2, 2011 show being cut short after Smith began to play his controversial fan-favorite “F-ck the Po-Po” despite being asked before the show by the venue owners to not play…

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Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment Center Announces “Come and Get Your Shit” Option

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Due to popular public demand, the Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment center has announced plans for a “come and get your shit” option. During checkout of an Amazon.com order, a new option to “pick up my shit today” will become available, based on your proximity to the Chattanooga fulfillment center. After payment is…

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Staff of Congressman Chuck Fleischmann Issues Statement about Viral Video

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  taken from chuckforcongess.com A video making its rounds on the Internet of Tennessee Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, has led to a public statement released by his staff. The video, taken by YouTube user “Dave C”, includes the YouTube user asking Mr. Fleischmann his thoughts about CISPA. CISPA, or…

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