Hamilton County Commission designates its chairman to enforce laws against those on county property

Hamilton County Commission designates its chairman to enforce laws against those on county property

December 21st, 2011 by Ansley Haman in Local - Breaking News

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, left, talks with Occupy Chattanooga protesters on the lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse in November, 2011 .

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

POLL: Should Occupy Chattanooga protesters be ousted from the courthouse lawn?

The Hamilton County Commission today voted 8-1 to designate Chairman Larry Henry as the county's agent for enforcing laws against those on county property, including Occupy Chattanooga.

Occupy Chattanooga has been camped out on the lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse for some time.

Continue checking here later today for more information and then find the complete story in Thursday's Times Free Press.