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January 2015

New museum to document struggle to open Chattanooga History Center

in Culture/Education
Screen capture of Chattanooga History Center website in 2012

At a press conference yesterday afternoon, it was announced that a new museum would open in Chattanooga next month that would tell the story of the struggle to complete the yet-to-be-opened Chattanooga History Center. The new museum, called the Chattanooga History Center Center (CHCC), will document the ups and downs…

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Commuter waterslide to link downtown, Enterprise South

in Politics/Sports/Rec
Commuter waterslide (Images modified under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Sources: flic.kr/p/5ME1cW and flic.kr/p/pbCHiv)

Chattanooga city officials announced at a press conference this afternoon that the city would pursue plans to create a giant commuter waterslide, connecting downtown and the Enterprise South industrial park. “Once again, Chattanooga is leading the way,” said Chattanooga Transportation Director Martha Hearrin. “It’s a safe, economical and green method…

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New billionaire Gov. Haslam to splurge on new black leather jacket

in Business/Politics
Gov. Bill Haslam (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/bkNNrS)

After seeing his fortune double to make him a new billionaire in the last few months, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today at a press conference that he was going to make a splurge purchase on a new black leather jacket. “My fellow Americans, the time is right for me…

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Obama calls Chattanooga “One of the best places to check email.”

in Business/Culture

Citing the area’s Gigabit per second internet speed, President Obama named Chattanooga one of the best places to check email in the country. Obama name dropped the city during speeches and YouTube videos posted during the last few days. “The folks in Chattanooga, Tennesse know what’s up with their blazing…

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Utilities ask co-workers, strangers to cuddle during Arctic Blast to save energy

in Business
Cuddling (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/qidrut)

With temperatures in the Chattanooga area dropping below 20 degrees this week, local utilities have asked customers to curb power usage through a variety of methods, including cuddling with family, friends, co-workers and strangers whenever possible to conserve heat. The “Arctic Blast” will result in a high demand for power…

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“Escape from Dalton Experience” coming soon

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Escape from Dalton Experience

Following the success of the new Escape Experience Chattanooga attraction, where a group of two to six people is challenged to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape a room within 60 minutes, it has been announced that an “Escape from Dalton Experience” will come soon to Chattanooga.…

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