The East Ridge Fire Department has a new chief.
The city named Shift Commander Mike Williams to lead the department this month, after former Public Safety Director Eddie Phillips retired in August.
Williams has been with the department for 26 years. He took up the chief's position on Dec. 16.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...