Rutherford D.A. Won’t Seek Re-election

Rutherford County District Attorney General Bill Whitesell announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, the Daily News Journal reports. “I want to retire with good health, which I have right now, and after 34 years, somebody else probably has a fresh idea.” So far, two assistant district attorney generals -- Trevor Lynch and Jennings Jones -- have announced their intention to run as Republicans.