Hamilton County Commission Accepting Magistrate Applications

The Hamilton County Commission is taking applications for two magistrate (judicial commissioner) positions that will be open on Oct. 31 when the terms of Larry Ables and Jeffrey Davis expire, the Chattanoogan reports. The deadline to apply is Sept. 23 and appointments will be made on Oct. 16. The magistrates set bonds and sign warrants from an office at the County Jail. They provide coverage on nights and weekends when judges are not at the courthouse.