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VOL. 129 | NO. 177 | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Carr, Newsom and Richards Finalists for Chancery Court Judge

By Bill Dries

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Three Memphis attorneys including two who ran for other divisions of Chancery Court on the August county general election ballot have been recommended for the Chancery Court Judge vacancy.

Oscar Carr, Jim Newsom and Mike Richards are the finalists recommended Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments. There were among the 15 attorneys who applied for the vacancy and were interviewed by the state commission.

Haslam will choose from among the three or seek another list of three finalists from the commission.

The vacancy is in Part 3 of Shelby County Chancery Court where Chancellor Kenny Armstrong ran unopposed in August for re-election. But Armstrong was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by Haslam effective Sept. 1 and the appointment came too late to remove Armstrong’s name from the ballot.

Newsom ran for Chancellor Part 2 in August and lost to former state Senator Jim Kyle. Richards ran for Chancellor Part 1 and lost in his challenge of incumbent Walter Evans.

Carr is a member of the Glanker Brown law firm who has concentrated his practice in business, construction, environmental and other civil litigation.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 94 2,713
MORTGAGES 16 37 1,820
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 23 298
BUILDING PERMITS 303 621 6,322
BANKRUPTCIES 138 138 1,115
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 68 559
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0