Hamilton County Commission Chairman Larry Henry, center, works with other commissioners in this file photo.Photo by Dan Henry
Two Hamilton County residents were removed from Thursday morning's Hamilton County Commission meeting by a sheriff's deputy.
Chairman Larry Henry ordered the removal of Aaron Moyer, who was speaking in the final minutes of the 10-minute public comment period. A deputy also removed Tommy Coleman, who is one of the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against them over invocations in public meetings. Coleman was seated at the time.
Henry asked Moyer to cut short his statements. Instead Moyer raised his voice and continued reading.
At that point Henry ordered security to remove Moyer from the podium.
The deputy approached Moyer and signaled to Coleman, who was silently seated, that he must also leave. Both were escorted to the door.
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Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for ...