published Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Campaign signs and political messaging now prohibited on Hamilton County property

Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to prohibit campaign signs, endorsements or any kind of political messaging on county property — except for property adjacent to polling places.

Commissioners prohibited campaign materials today after a letter supporting Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell last week caused consternation when copies of it were posted in the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building.

Tidwell said she didn't know the letters had been posted and had them taken down when she saw them.

about Louie Brogdon...

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 ...

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