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August 2014

Local police dept. receives surplus aircraft carrier from Pentagon

in Politics
USS Henry Kissinger (CVN-78) aircraft carrier

Since the early 1990s, the Pentagon has transferred a significant amount of surplus military equipment to state and local police departments as part of its “Department of Defense Excess Property Program,” and at a press conference yesterday afternoon, it was announced that the Chattanooga Police department would receive an aircraft…

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Benevolent UTC fraternities encourage sororities to take Ice Bucket Challenge

in Education/Health
Ice Bucket Challenge (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source:

In a remarkable show of altruism, fraternities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) have challenged local sororities to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “There has been some confusion about the Ice Bucket Challenge, with some people not knowing…

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Election wrap-up: Fleischmann begins 2-year-long nap, Zach Wamp takes son to Ben & Jerry’s

in Politics
Chuck Fleischmann

* Victorious 3rd Congressional District Rep. Chuck Fleischmann begins another two-year-long nap * Zach Wamp takes son to Ben & Jerry’s * Unopposed 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Mary Headrick narrowly wins * 4th Congressional District race too close to call – Rep. Scott DesJarlais urges opponent state Sen. Jim…

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New music venue, airport, street preacher, howler monkey farm coming to Southside

in Business/Culture/Politics
Howler monkeys (Used under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source:

After Southside residents voiced complaints about noise levels from nearby music venues and establishments, some were surprised to learn that a new, proposed Chattanooga noise ordinance would not only raise acceptable decibel levels but also extend the permitted hours later into the evening. The ordinance draft comes on the heels…

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