Jarret Will Stay as Law Director Until Armstrong Takes Office

When Richard "Bud" Armstrong won the Republican primary for Knoxville Law Director, current director and Armstrong's opponent, Joe Jarret said he would leave the post at the end of March. So a search for an interim position began, with hopes from the county commission that Armstrong would apply and start his job early. But he did not apply. On Saturday, Jarret said he would not resign, but would stay on until Armstrong takes office in the fall. Jarret said he has a vacant office in the department, which Armstrong can use, and that he won't make any long-term decisions without consulting with him. The News Seninel has more