Rick Smith named interim schools chief

Hamilton County school board members have voted to appoint Rick Smith as interim superintendent.

The 5-4 vote will install Smith after June 10 when current Superintendent Jim Scales leaves.

Rhonda Thurman, Everett Fairchild, David Testerman, Mike Evatt voted for the appointment. George Ricks, Jeffrey Wilson, Linda Mosley voted no.

See Friday's Times Free Press for complete coverage.