published Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Hamilton County Commission passes new rules for county grounds

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    Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, left, talks with Occupy Chattanooga protesters on the lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse in November, 2011 .
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County Properties Rules
County Properties Rules

The Hamilton County Commission today passed new rules and regulations for county grounds.

County attorney Rheubin Taylor said the policy formalizes rules the county has been following for decades.

The rules would prohibit many of the activities Occupy Chattanooga is engaged in on the County Courthouse lawn, including holding campfires and setting up tables and chairs.

The new policy was added as a late agenda item.

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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