There will be a public hearing and interview session in Clinton on Friday for the appointment of a judge to fill a vacancy created when Seventh Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Don Elledge retired at the end of June.
The public hearing of the Trial Court Vacancy Commission will start at 9 a.m. Friday, July 16, in the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton.
The commission is beginning the process of filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Elledge. His term hadn’t expired yet; it will end next year.
WYSH Radio in Clinton has reported that there are five applicants for the judge’s position. Here are the five applicants, according to WYSH Radio:
The Seventh Judicial District Circuit Court hears both criminal and civil cases in Anderson County.
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission said those who are interested in the appointment process, including any members of the public, may attend the public hearing on Friday. It will be in Room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse at 100 North Main Street in Clinton.
All visitors who want to attend the hearing at the Anderson County Government Office Building must check in with building security and mention that they are present to observe the Trial Court Vacancy Commission public hearing, a press release said.
If you require an accommodation and/or have special needs because of a qualified disability, have questions, or need additional information, call Ceesha Lofton or Rachel Harmon at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (615) 741‑2687.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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