Louie Brogdon (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6481
E-mail: lbrogdon@timesfreepress.com
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 government and environmental issues. Louie was born and raised in McDonough, Ga., and he graduated from the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2009. While in school, he worked full-time managing a coffee shop and bar and wrote op-ed pieces for the Red & Black, the independent, student-run newspaper that covers university issues. When he's not reporting, Louie enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, building computers, singing (in private) and playing the guitar badly. His lovely wife is Meghan Pittman, and his best pal is Dr. Argos Heimdllar Fenrir, a most exceptional black labrador. Contact Louie at 423-757-6481 or at lbrogdon@timesfreepress.com.

Chattanooga's elderly, disabled veterans may start paying water quality fees

Published Sep. 13 2015

The city of Chattanooga is asking state delegates to help keep nearly 2,000 of the city's poorest residents from having...

Hamilton County Commissioner determined to return discretionary funds to county's reserves

Published Sep. 11 2015

Hamilton County Commission Joe Graham says he's not wavering over his decision to put $100,000 in discretionary funds for his...

Hamilton County Commissioner Graham concerned fellow commissioners may hijack discretionary funds

Published Sep. 11 2015

Some Hamilton County commissioners say Joe Graham can do whatever he likes with $100,000 in so-called discretionary funds. But others...


Hamilton County commissioner seeks to return discretionary funds to county coffers

Published Sep. 10 2015

One Hamilton County commissioner wants to put $100,000 in so-called discretionary funds back into the county's savings account. Meanwhile, four...

Hamilton County Commission seeks to give discretionary funds back

Published Sep. 9 2015

Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham says he wants to give $100,000 in discretionary funds back to the county rainy day...

Councilman proposes raising minimum wage across the Scenic City

Published Sep. 9 2015

On the heels of Labor Day weekend, Chattanooga is the latest city to join a national movement aiming to raise...

Chattanooga to consider new city-wide minimum wage

Published Sep. 8 2015

Chattanooga City Councilman Moses Freeman has asked his fellow council members to sponsor legislation to set a minimum wage for...

Police take aim at $300,000 to repair Moccasin Bend firing range

Published Sep. 8 2015

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The local zip codes with the most Ashley Madison accounts

Published Sep. 6 2015

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Chattanooga updating aged tech-infrastructure

Published Sep. 5 2015

The Gig City's government is going Google.

Marco Rubio visits Chattanooga shooting memorial before speech

Published Sep. 4 2015

Before speaking to several hundred Chattanoogans at Lindsay Street Hall on Thursday, presidential candidate Marco Rubio paid tribute to the...

Commission gets new leadership, expands county power and denies pension for school employees

Published Sep. 3 2015

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday elected new leaders, granted more power to county code enforcers and denied a request by...

The Hamilton County Commission has new leadership

Published Sep. 2 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has new leadership.

Hammond urging other Tennessee sheriffs to keep eye on Islamic activity

Published Sep. 1 2015

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond plans to urge other Tennessee sheriffs to keep a close eye on Islamic activity in...

Islam is communism with a god, Sheriff Jim Hammond says

Published Aug. 31 2015

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond just told the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club that Islam is communism with a god.

Businesses lament North Market traffic changes

Published Aug. 31 2015

Traffic changes on North Market Street have irked some business owners, but Chattanooga officials say more changes are coming that...

Woodstock, Georgia

Published Aug. 30 2015

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Published Aug. 30 2015

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Published Aug. 28 2015

Chattanooga officials are looking for ways to keep nearly $100,000 from leaving the city coffers — or at least leverage...

Commissioners propose spending but decline retirement change for school workers

Published Aug. 27 2015

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