Hamilton county commissioners voted today to appoint local attorney Rob Philyaw to replace Suzanne Bailey as Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge.
Philyaw was nominated by Commissioner Jim Fields and voted in by Commissioners Joe Graham, Marty Haynes, Larry Henry and Fred Skillern.
Earlier this year, Bailey said she would retire at the end of April.
Bailey took office in 1990 and had been the first woman elected to a judgeship here.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...