The Hamilton County Commission's Finance Committee voted to approve a $6.75 million contract with Motorola to replace 1,697 portable radios for various county departments.
The new radios are required for county departments to be in compliance with 800 Mhz narrow banding requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission.
The committee will recommend approval to the full commission Wednesday.
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 ...