Whiskey distilleries are now officially barred from operating in the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.
Commissioners voted again to exempt the areas after voting in June on the same resolution.
County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said the initial vote was premature. While Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill into law in May, it did not go into effect until July 1.
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 ...