Chancellor Dismisses Legitimacy Questions

Newly-elected Knox County Chancery Court Judge Clarence E. Pridemore Jr. has dismissed suggestions from bloggers that he is not a legitimate resident of Knox County and that he does not have a real law office. In an email to the Knox News Sentinel, Pridemore, who is originally from Kentucky, stated that he rents his residence. Neighbors confirmed that he lives at the address listed on his qualifying petition. The newspaper also confirmed that he rents a small office on Baum Drive.