Haslam Names Thompson to Sumner Court

Responding to a request from the Sumner County judiciary, Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Joe H. Thompson as circuit court judge for Sumner County, effective Friday, the Administrative Office of the Courts reports. Thompson won the Republican primary on May 6, and faces no further opposition in the August general election. The position has been vacant since the death of Judge C.L. "Buck" Rogers on Feb. 27, with retired Judge Jane Wheatcraft presiding over cases until the new judge takes office. General Sessions Division I Judge James M. Hunter Jr. will swear in Thompson at 10 a.m. Friday in the second floor courtroom of the courthouse on the square in Gallatin. A reception will follow.