published Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Hamilton County Commission takes no action on Occupy protesters

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    Sam Mills sleeps in a chair at Occupy Chattanooga in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse just as the sun starts to rise. Mills and an estimated dozen occupiers maintained their campsite in front of the courthouse.
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Hamilton County commissioners declined to take action today on Occupy Chattanooga protesters camped out on the county courthouse lawn.

Commission chairman Larry Henry said Tuesday that commissioners likely would vote on a resolution designating a liaison to coordinate with the sheriff’s office on any potential enforcement action against the protesters.

No such proposal came up in today’s meeting.

Representatives from Occupy Chattanooga attended the meeting and spoke during public-comment period.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Ansley Haman...

Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for ...

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Humphrey said...

The best thing they could have done, from any point of view.

November 16, 2011 at 6 p.m.
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