County Evicts Occupiers from Courthouse

A large contingent of officers from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office moved against the longtime occupiers of the county courthouse lawn on Monday afternoon, hauling off a dozen or so tents. The county commission earlier had gone to court to seek a ruling evicting the protestors. But there had not yet been a ruling, and the county on Monday asked that the lawsuit be withdrawn "in light of changed circumstances rendering the petition moot." Chattanoogan.com reports