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'It's our turn' say CSLA supporters

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Brothers, Calen Finch, 10, and Kieram Finch, 6, from left, hold up signs Sunday at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Photo by Erin O. Smith/Times Free Press Brothers, Calen Finch, 10, and Kieram Finch, 6, from left, hold up signs Sunday at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Photo by Erin O. Smith/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Distraught supporters of Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts who feel they have no representatives on the county commission have set up camp to advocate on their own behalf.

Literally.

As the sun set on downtown Chattanooga Sunday, dozens of CSLA parents, students and supporters established headquarters on the front lawn of the county courthouse to protest Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger's school building proposal that, if approved Wednesday, will omit the $40 million needed to construct a new building for CSLA.

"We don't have a voice inside that courthouse," said Dana Cleckler, who has three children at CSLA. "We're not a big enough entity in any one district to make noise and threaten a candidacy."

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