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November 2013

Tenn. Poison Control and Miley Cyrus unveil new warning sticker design

in Culture/Health
"Miley Yuk" poison warning sticker

Coinciding with Nashville-born pop star Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday, it was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon by the Tennessee Poison Center that Cyrus had teamed up with the organization to make a new warning sticker design. The stickers are intended to be placed on containers which hold poisonous…

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UTC to provide free megaphones to professors, students

in Education
Megaphone (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source:

In response to numerous requests for the administration of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC) to deal with the issue of evangelical preacher Angela Cummings, a self-declared “saint” who has caused a stir with her outdoor, on-campus sermons, considered by many to be excessively loud and disruptive for nearby classes,…

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Local swingers propose “Friends With Benefits” ordinance

in Politics
Swingers (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source:

On November 12, the City Council of Chattanooga passed the first reading of a controversial ordinance that would allow unmarried domestic partners of city employees – regardless of sexual orientation – to receive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance. While the ordinance, which narrowly passed with a…

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Littlefield glad he is no longer considered worst mayor ever

in Politics
Left: Former Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield. Right: Toronto mayor Rob Ford (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source:

After a tumultuous week for Toronto mayor Rob Ford, with shocking revelations including admitting to the use of illicit drugs and leaked video footage with Ford making drunken vows to murder an unidentified person, former Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield expressed relief that he was no longer considered to be the worst…

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Marion County football coach tattoos rival’s logo on forehead to inspire his team

in Sports/Rec
Marion County High School assistant football coach Michael Schmitt

Earlier this week, Marion County High School assistant football coach Michael Schmitt was arrested and charged with vandalizing his own school by surreptitiously spray painting the logo of rival South Pittsburg High School and derogatory names in an attempt to rally and energize his own team before a game between…

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