WTVC Releases Early Contender For Crappiest Local News Story of 2018

I saw this story on WTVC's website yesterday.  I'm not sure why they bothered posting it since it contains virtually no information.  But in case you were wondering... someone was shot.  Who?  Don't know.  Where?  Not sure.  Why?  What do I look like, a reporter?  All Channel 9 knows is that somewhere in the city …

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Chattanooga Cheapskates Crap All Over $4 Mil. Plan to Light Walnut Street Bridge

Does anyone in Chattanooga actually like the Walnut Street Bridge?  No.  It's old, there are no farm-to-table restaurants on it, and worst of all the lighting is outdated.  It seemed like the city was finally poised to take action on that last issue, but at last week's city council meeting, a few cheapskates threw cold …

MC Roy Exum Drops Brutal Diss Track on Urban Lawn

Biggie and Pac.  Nas and Jay.  Drake and Pusha.  Hip Hop history has seen some legendary feuds over the years.  But that's nothing compared to the beef between Roy Exum and Michele Peterson, two elderly white Chattanoogans who disagree with each other about politics.  After months of escalating barbs in the media, the long-simmering feud …

When Will Chattanooga’s Restaurant Bubble Burst?

What happens when the supply of new restaurants outpaces demand?  According to experts in the restaurant industry, we're about to find out.  After a decade of ridiculous growth, the restaurant bubble is finally bursting.  But how will that affect Chattanooga, a city that only recently lassoed its future to foodie trends that are jumping the …

3 Simple Ways to Ease Traffic in Chattanooga

Traffic is an unfortunate reality in major American cities.  But it doesn't have to be a problem here in Chattanooga.  Here are three simple things your average Chattanoogan can do to eliminate downtown traffic jams... 1.  Speed up. 2.  Use your fucking blinkers. 3.  Go when you have the right of way.

How to Manage Your Expectations for the Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic

Last weekend Acklen Park Productions hosted one of it's infamous hot air balloon festivals in Clarksville, and like the other events they've hosted in other nearby cities, it ended with irate customers storming Facebook to accuse the company of misleading them.  There were, however, a few people who had a good time, most likely because …

A Look Back at Last Night’s Clarksville Hot Air Balloon Classic

Last night Acklen Park Productions brought its traveling hot air balloon festival to the city of Clarksville.  After combing through the angry social media fallout from past events, this was my first time to witness everything play out in real time.  Readers may recall that morning I posted my predictions for what would go down, …

The Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic Has Been Rescheduled!

Acklen Park Productions, the troubled production company behind many postponed or otherwise disappointing events, recently took to Facebook with a big announcement.  At least for now, the Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic that was originally scheduled for May 19th has finally been rescheduled.  The new date, at least for now, is June 9th. Of course, …

Crash and Burn: Acklen Park Productions’ Shocking History of Failure and Deception

Hopes were high for 2018's Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival.  Organized and promoted by Nashville's Acklen Park Productions, the event was originally scheduled Saturday May 5th.  Persistent storms forced the event to be postponed until Sunday, but after a day of clear and sunny skies, another round of storms unexpectedly blew in just as the …