Judicial Commissioner Larry Ables announced today he would not seek another term as a judicial magistrate.
The announcement came a day before Hamilton County Commissioners were to vote to appoint two magistrates. Ables had applied and interviewed to keep his job.
Ables said in a letter he was withdrawing to seek a Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge position in 2014.
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 ...