The Tennessee Judicial Nominating Committee will hold interviews of eleven applicants to fill the Court of Appeals Eastern Section vacancy created by Judge Herschel P. Franks announced retirement at the end of the year.
The public meeting date for interviews was listed as Nov. 16 at the Sheraton Read House here beginning at 9 a.m., according to the Administrative Office of the Courts release.
After the public hearing the commission will interview each applicant and recommend three candidates to Gov. Bill Haslam for his selection.
The following attorneys applied for the position:
Hugh J. Moore Jr. — Chattanooga
Daniel P. Street — Blountville
Sarah Yarber Sheppeard — Knoxville
Jimmie Alice Carpenter Miller — Kingsport
David Edward Long — Knoxville
Thomas Radcliffe Frierson — Morristown
Michael A. Faulk — Church Hill
Jesse Dewayne Bunch — Cleveland
Jerri S. Bryant — Athens
Esther L. Bell — Knoxville
Brian K. Addington — Kingsport
For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...