Rep. Scott DesJarlais pre-pays fines for future sex with patients

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), who represents Tennessee’s 4th congressional district and also practices medicine in Jasper, Tenn., was fined $500 Thursday by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for “unprofessional conduct,” citing sexual relationships he had with two of his patients in the year 2000. Critics have deemed the fine…

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Just Busted magazine offers new dating service

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Just Busted is a Red Bank, Tenn.-based weekly publication that features mugshots taken from police department arrest records, with several editions covering various regions across the nation, and the magazine’s publishers announced at a press conference yesterday that they have expanded their operations, now offering a dating service to allow…

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Manny Rico makes amends with Chris Anderson after hot night of dancing at Alan Golds

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Alan Golds Nightclub

Former Chattanooga City Councilman Manny Rico sounded like a sore loser after his contender, the openly gay candidate Chris Anderson, defeated Rico for the District 7 City Council seat in the election earlier this year. Rico stated, “Maybe we want a gay councilman. That’s what he ran on. That’s what…

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Little Debbie commemorates 175th anniversary of Cherokee removal with “Trail Mix of Tears”

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Trail Mix of Tears

Known as part of the “Trail of Tears,” the forced removal of Cherokee people from the Southeast to the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River began in May 1838, with this year marking its 175th anniversary. While this was a regrettable episode in American history which resulted in an…

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Chattanooga Police considers adopting UFC rules

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At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Chattanooga Police Chief Wilfred Leistershire announced that the department is strongly considering adopting rules of the UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, as guidelines for officers when apprehending criminals. The police has endured criticism over the last few years with accusations of police brutality, with…

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Tennessee Agrees to Trade Tennessee River Access for Cast of Small Town Security.

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After months of deliberation and litigation, Georgia lawmakers have reached an agreement with Tennessee officials for access to parts of the Tennessee River, in exchange for the cast of the AMC reality series “Small Town Security”. Earlier this year, Georgia lawmakers passed a resolution to claim back what they believe…

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Chattanooga Bigfoot arrested on charges of supplying alcohol to Signal Mountain Teenagers

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In what some may call the meshing of two recent headlines, Chattanooga’s own Bigfoot was arrested on charges of supplying alcohol to 18 Signal Mountain teenagers over the weekend. Police responded to a disturbance call of a “large drunken hairy bastard” groaning and hiding behind a tree. Neighbors spotted the…

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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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