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Candidates for judge fight for job
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Candidates for General Sessions Judge squared off Monday night in a political forum at WCHS held just days before early voting begins this Friday.Bill Locke, who is currently serving as General Sessions Judge after being appointed by the Warren County Commission in January, discussed his credentials along with challengers Susan Marttala, Mary Little Pirtle, and Jean Brock.It was Brock who began the lively discourse by saying there are several problems she plans to address if elected.“I’ve been in court enough to know there are some obvious things that need to be changed in this courtroom,” said Brock. “I don’t have to wait until I get in there to tell you what I’m thinking about.”Among her ideas, Brock said court needs to be held at the jail for those already incarcerated there. She says this will save transportation costs and will free up time for deputies.“I’ve met with Sheriff Jackie Matheny and there’s a large room available for this,” said Brock.