On Friday, Coffee County Judge Bobby Carter ruled that Jenna Amacher will be allowed to keep her seat on the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
On Target News reported in October 2022 that District Attorney Craig Northcott had filed a petition against Amacher for her removal from the City of Tullahoma board.
Under the Tullahoma city charter, in order to run for either alderman or mayor of the city of Tullahoma, one must reside within the city limits. The petition claims that Amacher lives outside the city limits, leaving her address after selling her property on Blue Creek Road in February of 2021, six months after taking office.
Amacher told On Target News that she did sell her property, but she stated She said according to state law (Tennessee Code annotated 2-2-122) that a person does not lose residency with the definite intent to return even if one or more years pass at that temporary location. One can move into a temporary residency to build a house, but that new structure would have to be within the city or county an elected official intends to represent.
Amacher says her driver’s license, utility bills, bank statements, and tax returns…. “All list my address at 1744 Ledford Mill Rd. Residency is easily proven.”
Northcott requested Amacher resign as an alderman after he received a letter of complaint signed by 270 residents of Tullahoma.
On Thursday, Judge Carter began hearing witness testimony. On Friday, Carter sided with Amacher, saying she presented intent to remain on the Ledford Mill Road address, which established her as a resident of Tullahoma.
On Target News has asked for comments from both Amacher and Northcott, and we will update this story if or when we receive those statements.