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On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Coffee County full commission will meet at 6 pm inside the county administrative plaza.
One the agenda the commission is to take action concerning the vacant General Sessions Judge Part 1 position. Judge Tim Brock passed away in November leaving that job open.
Four Republican candidates have qualified to run for the judge’s seat in the March primary, no Democrats or Independents qualified to seek the seat.
A resolution concerning this matter will be presented to the commission for consideration. The resolution will ask the commission to appoint the person who wins the primary to an interim position until the winner takes over as judge on Sept. 1, 2020. The winner will serve out the rest of Judge Brock’s term, which ends in the fall of 2022. If that vote fails, the commission will consider qualified residents who had to submit applications Mayor Gary Cordell’s office by January 10.
Earlier this month the Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Judge John P. Damron to fill the seat until the commission decides what move it will make.
The county commission has not yet filled an open seat on the commission. Also, after Greg Sandlin resigned as a member of the Public Building Authority (PBA) that slot needs to be filled. The PBA oversees the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center.