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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond hires son as funds run short

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond Photo by Times Free Press Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond Photo by Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond hired his son this week as the department's full-time webmaster at a salary range of $44,236 to $66,354 a year.

Several Hamilton County commissioners aren't happy about the job for Jimi Hammond. Last month, seven commissioners refused to give Hammond extra money to fill his second consecutive annual budget gap.

Jimi Hammond first was hired in June 2010 as part-time webmaster at $35 an hour. The position was not listed in the sheriff's 2012 or 2013 budget requests. Commissioners first made an issue of Jimi Hammond's employment in May 2011, when they were working on the 2012 budget.

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