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New judge to be picked Monday
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Attorney John Partin heard the final docket of the Larry Ross administration, listening to a short slate of cases Thursday in General Sessions Traffic Court.
Judge Ross will officially retire Monday after 13 years on the bench. His early retirement, with over two years left on his second term of office, will force the Warren County Commission to name an interim judge.
The decision as to who will fill the interim position will be made Monday night. The judge winning the appointment will take over Tuesday and hear what is expected to be a large docket on their first day as judge.
Local attorneys Jean Brock, Phillip Clemons, Joshua Crain, Bill Locke, Mary Little Pirtle and Steve Roller have announced their intentions to seek the appointment Monday night.
An election will be held in August to determine who will serve the rest of Ross’ term until 2014.
Included in traffic court action Thursday:
• Blanco Jones was directed to pay $306 and perform 16 hours public service work for underage consumption of alcohol.
• Ezekiel Cantrell must pay $304 for driving without a license or insurance.
• Keri Northcutt must pay $202 for driving without a license and not wearing a seatbelt.
• Richard Anderson, Jennifer Keller and Bobby Davenport must pay $152 for driving without a license.