Hamilton County Commissioners today elected Commissioner Jim Fields as pro tempore of the body.
Fields will lead meetings if Chairman Fred Skillern is unavailable.
Fields was voted in after three votes resulting from an initial three-way tie between Commissioners Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Fields.
The commission voted during a recessed commission meeting from last week.
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 ...