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Front Page - Friday, August 11, 2017

Nine apply for District Circuit Court opening




The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider nine applicants when it meets Wednesday, Aug. 30 in Chattanooga to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial District.

The vacancy was created by the Honorable W. Neil Thomas III, who announced that he is retiring effective Oct. 5.

The applicants are:

  • Curtis L. Bowe, III
  • Joseph G. DeGaetano
  • James F. Exum III
  • Kyle E. Hedrick
  • Thomas M. Horne
  • Alix C. Michel
  • Jennifer K. Peck
  • Ron D. Powers
  • Catherine M. White

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will interview the applicants at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

The meeting will include a public hearing starting at 9 a.m., during which anyone may express their opinions in opposition to the applicants.

The public hearing followed by the interviews will be open to the public.

The Commission is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Completed applications of all the candidates can be found at www.TNCourts.gov.