Fred Skillern was elected today as the next chairman of the Hamilton County Commission in a unanimous vote.
Commissioners also voted today to delay deciding who will fill the chairman pro tempore seat.
After three votes and a brief recess, commissioners could not come to a consensus. Each vote resulted in a 3-3-3 vote among Commissioners Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Jim Fields.
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 ...