Circuit Court Judge Being Treated for Cancer

One day after winning the Republican primary for Third Judicial District Circuit Judge Part III, Mike Faulk announced Wednesday that doctors have discovered a sizeable malignant tumor in his esophagus. A former state senator, county commissioner, and longtime Hawkins County-based attorney, Faulk was appointed last year to replace retiring Circuit Judge Kindall Lawson. This will be his first actual election to that seat. "Other than the days I have chemotherapy and the days I'm recovering from it, I expect to be on the job," he said. "I want to publicly thank Chancellor Doug Jenkins and Judge Tom Wright who have agreed to fill in for me on those days so no one will have to wait to have his or her case heard." The Times News has the story.