CreateHere’s ArtsMove program replaced by new “TakeTheMoneyAndRun” program

At a press conference yesterday afternoon, a new grant program was unveiled, intended to take the place of Chattanooga’s ArtsMove grant program which was implemented in 2006 to encourage talented artists of all varieties to move to Chattanooga to stimulate the cultural growth of the city. Artists who agreed to live in Chattanooga for a

Mayor Berke appoints Basil Marceaux as Chief Advisor

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One day after being inaugurated as the mayor of Chattanooga, Andy Berke announced that Soddy-Daisy resident Basil Marceaux would serve in his administration as Chief Advisor, which was widely praised by both the media and constituents as being a brilliant move. “In this constantly changing world, we need fresh, new strategies to deal with complicated

Rock City to change slogan to “See Seven Shootings”

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In reaction to the many months of gang-related shootings, and the need for a new tourist attraction, Rock City is changing their slogan to “See Seven Shootings”. “While seeing seven states has been a staple in bringing in customers for many years, we realized we must get with the times,” said Rock City representative, Steven

Local Entrepreneur Rick Davis to open Megachurch

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Local Gold and Diamond purchaser, television host, and recent used car entrepreneur Rick Davis is planning to open a megachurch, according to a representative of his. From documents uncovered by Chattanooga Bystander, Davis’ “Davisplex” includes a 4,500-seat sanctuary, 35 classrooms, 20 bathrooms with gold fixtures, and a refinery.  Davis hopes the facilities will surpass the

Missy Crutchfield negotiates deal for Human Centipede sequels to be shot in Chattanooga

In recent years, several Hollywood films have been partially shot in Chattanooga, including Leatherheads starring George Clooney, Water for Elephants with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, and the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 starring Harrison Ford, with another film, Will To Succeed featuring Helen Hunt, scheduled to start filming later this year. Marking another victory for

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 of Discoteca have unveiled a

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 task force issued a final

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 specimen,” said Obama, while closing

Pat Benatar forms union for Chattanooga Volkswagen auto workers

All eyes are on automaker Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant after the company announced that it is talking with United Auto Workers (UAW) about the idea of a German-style works council, rather than a more traditional American labor union. Tennessee is one of twenty-four right-to-work states in the U.S.A., and the National Right to Work Legal Defense

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