published Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern presides over final meeting

Fred Skillern
Fred Skillern
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Long time Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern dropped the gavel for the last time today.

After 33 years of service on either the school board of the commission, Skillern oversaw his last public meeting today. Next week, Commissioner-elect Randy Fairbanks will fill the District 1 seat.

Before the commission broke into committees, Skillern said he has enjoyed his three decades of service

"The best part about this service has been the people I've met and the people I've got to know," Skillern said.

Commissioner Larry Henry also sat for his last meeting after 12 years on the commission. Henry will become the Circuit Court Clerk next week.

Read more in Thursday's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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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