January 2016

Chattacon presents seminar on writing Cleveland Police slash fiction


The local genre fiction convention Chattacon, happening this weekend at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, will present a special seminar about the hot new writing trend: slash fiction involving the Cleveland Police Department, which has been criticized for several sex scandals in the last few years. The seminar at Chattacon, which brings together fans of science

East Ridge bucket list has one item: “Leave East Ridge”

After a local blogger’s “Chattanooga Bucket List” received attention recently for spotlighting “must see/do” things, including “Brunch downtown” and “Track 29,” local residents put together a bucket list for East Ridge that ended up having just one item: “Leave East Ridge.” “A bucket list is a list of things to do or see before you

Harrison Keely leaving Chattanooga to become Las Vegas Showgirl


It’s a sad day for Chattanooga and quite possibly the country as Times Free Press internet spokesmen Harrison Keely has announced he is leaving the publication and city to become a Las Vegas morning Showgirl that you need to know for today. Keely, who became synonymous of being the first damn thing you see when

New cocktail bar offers artisanal ice from skating rink

The new cocktail bar Slurp, located on Chattanooga’s Southside, is taking local craft cocktails to the next level by offering artisanal ice that was formerly used in the temporary skating rink Ice on the Landing, which closed for the season earlier this week. “Using quality ice is absolutely essential for making an incredible cocktail,” said

Mayor Berke advises citizens to put bread and milk on tires


After a wave of icy rain and sleet wreaked havoc over the Tennessee valley this morning causing wrecks and collisions on many road ways, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke issued a statement advising residents to coat the tires of their vehicles in bread and milk. “While stores around the area have been selling bread and milk

Soddy-Daisy Militia seize Coolidge Park Restrooms


In an effort to protest the somewhat recent removal of the Delta Queen boat and hotel, an anti-government group from Soddy-Daisy has occupied the restrooms in Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park. The movement comes some days after a militia group took control of an Oregon National Wildlife refuge. The militia from Soddy-Daisy has been known to follow