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Smelly overtakes scruffy

Thank goodness for snooty New York writers.

For nearly 30 years Knoxville has suffered the unwarranted shame of being that “scruffy little city on the banks of the Tennessee River” – a label attached by a long forgotten Wall Street Journal reporter who scoffed at the notion Knoxville could stage a World’s Fair.

But now, thanks to another New York writer, smelly Chattanooga has overtaken scruffy Knoxville as the national image of East Tennessee.

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