Knox Law Job Changing Hands Early

Knoxville lawyer Bud Armstrong may be taking over the Knox County Law Director position sooner than he expected. Armstrong defeated Joe Jarret in last week’s Republican primary and is expected to be appointed to take office soon, following Jarret’s resignation Friday. Jarret, who moved up from chief deputy to lead the office when Law Director Bill Lockett resigned, said he is leaving the post now so that Armstrong can be involved in the charter review process that gets underway this summer.