1st District Chancellor Johnson Announces Retirement

Chancellor G. Richard Johnson has announced he is retiring after 25 years on the bench effective June 30, the Administrative Office of the Court reports. Chancellor Johnson is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and received his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He was seated to the bench in 1988, after serving many years in private practice. The Judicial Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for the Chancery Court post, which serves Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties. Applications are due by May 29.