Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Judge Appointed

It's now official. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed Amy V. Hollars of Livingston to fill the 13th District Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of her father Judge John Turnbull. The 13th Judicial District is composed of Putnam, and six other counties. Hollars was previously in private practice and was also the city attorney for Livingston from October 2007 through October 2008. Turnbull, who has held the position since 1989, is stepping down from the bench, effective June 15th. Hollars was one of three persons who applied for the position. The other two were Algood attorney Wesley Thomas Bray and Cookeville attorney and former Criminal Court Judge Lillie Ann Sells. Hollars will serve until the next regular election, which is in 2010. The person elected then will serve out the remainder of Turnbull's term through 2014.