Charleston, Tenn., commissioner quits, cites annexation frustration

photo Larry Anderson of Charleston, Tenn.

Charleston City Commissioner Larry Anderson abruptly resigned from his post Tuesday night, expressing disappointment over the city's current annexation process.

That process seeks to take in 135 acres and an estimated 272 Bradley County residents southwest of the city.

Anderson made his announcement before a commission meeting, turned in his city code book and immediately left the municipal building.

After the meeting, he cited his frustration with unexpected delays in the annexation process.

"I'm tired of things backfiring on the commissioners," he said. "I've done this for 10 years, and things haven't changed."

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.