Judicial Commissioners Randy Russell and Sheretta Smith will continue to serve in their posts after Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to reappoint them.
The commission also voted 7-2 to appoint Russell as chief magistrate.
The pay is $61,143 with benefits, and magistrates must be willing to work full time, all hours of the day. Chief magistrates earn an extra $5,000 per year.
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 ...