The deadline was noon today to turn in signatures in an effort to recall Councilman Chris Anderson.
Charlotte Mullis-Morgan, chief deputy of the election commission, said this morning that 793 signatures have been verified — that's nearly half of the required amount.
Anderson opponents need 1,600 signatures to put the question to a public referendum.
Election officials said this morning that hundreds of pages of signatures were turned in, but it will take until May 9 to evaluate them.
See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...