published Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Hamilton County Commissioners ax measure to require prior approval for matching grants

Hamilton County Commissioners voted down a measure that would require constitutional officers to seek prior approval from the commission before applying for grants that would require a county match.

Sheriff Jim Hammond said early this week the measure would have hamstrung his ability to find grant money for public safety programs.

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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