Five interviewing for judgeship

The Rutherford County Commission will have five people to interview in filling a vacant General Sessions Court judgeship.

Candidates filed applications with the county mayor’s office before a Dec. 29 deadline, including former Rutherford County School Board member Gary Patton and a finalist for a Circuit Court post, local attorney Ben Bennett. Others seeking the post are attorneys Kris Oliver and Derek Howard and Matthew Wright, an attorney with Department of Children’s Services.

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