Athens, Tennessee, council clears its members to go armed at City Hall

Screenshot / Athens Vice Mayor Larry Eaton, left, talks Tuesday about being threatened at City Hall before he was elected in 2022 in this screenshot of the livestreamed meeting. Also pictured are Mayor Steve Sherlin, center, and council member Dick Pelley.

The City Council in Athens, Tennessee, narrowly approved a measure Tuesday allowing council members and the city manager to go armed in City Hall and at meetings.