Paul Phillips Retires, Niece Appointed to Fill Spot

Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Paul Phillips will retire this year after more than three decades of service. The job is going to stay in the family, though, as his replacement is his niece. Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Lori Phillips-Jones, who is the daughter of U.S. District Court Judge Thomas W. Phillips, to fill the slot. She takes office Sept. 1 and will serve in that capacity until the 2014 election. The News Sentinel has more