David Norton Resigns As Soddy Daisy Judge

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

David Norton, newly appointed judge in General Sessions Court, has resigned as judge at Soddy Daisy Court.

Judge Norton was named by the County Commission to fill the seat that was held by the late Judge Bob Moon.

He has picked up papers to run for the seat in August.

He wrote this resignation letter:

Dear Mayor Jim Adams:

 

            It is with great regret that I must, at this time, resign my position as City Judge of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.

The last 27 years have been the best in my life in serving this wonderful community.  As you know, I have now been sworn in as General Sessions Judge for Hamilton County, and for many reasons, including both practical and legal, I feel it is in the best interest of the citizens of Soddy Daisy and the citizens of Hamilton County that I devote my full attention as General Sessions Judge, as I did as City Judge for Soddy Daisy. 

 

            I have enjoyed my relationships immensely with everyone involved at Soddy Daisy over the last 27 years and want to reassure you that nothing other than my legal and ethical obligations are the reasons for my resignation.  I will do whatever is necessary to assist the City in making a seamless transition to selecting a new City Judge. 

 

            I want to thank you and everyone I have worked with over the years for their complete efforts to make my job as comfortable as possible.

 

            With warmest personal regards, I remain

 

                                                                                    Very truly yours, David Norton

 


Truck Blocks All I-75 Northbound Lanes After Jack-Knifing At I-24 Split

A truck blocked all lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate 75 after jack-knifing at the I-24 split. The accident happened around 6 p.m. and was expected to halt northbound I-75 drivers for several hours. Both occupants of the logging truck appeared to be uninjured. A witness to the accident said the driver appeared to take the curve too fast in the rainy weather. (click for more)

Whitfield County Fire Department Employee To Possibly Be Fired For Unauthorized Use Of Fire Hydrant

The Whitfield County Fire Department has reviewed the allegation of  an  unauthorized use of a fire hydrant  by  an  off-duty  employee  in April. Fire Chief    Edward   O’Brien said in a statement, " The investigation revealed that the allegations were substantially accurate ... (click for more)

Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)

District 5-3A Softball Tournament Plans Finalized By Coaches

District 5-3A softball coaches are now ready for the second season. They hope their teams are, too. At a luncheon to finalize plans for the district tournament on Wednesday, the opening pairings were set in stone and play will begin Friday with three games, each starting at 5 p.m. at the highest seeded team. Second-seeded Soddy-Daisy (24-7) will host No. 7 Bradley ... (click for more)

Johnson Homers Twice As Baylor Beats Silverdale, 4-2

There’s nothing more fun than covering a softball game featuring two outstanding teams, ones who can get clutch hits, pitch through tough situations and even make spectacular defensive plays when the game is on the line. That was the case at Silverdale Tuesday afternoon where the Lady Seahawks were hosting the Baylor Lady Red Raiders. Silverdale had gone to Baylor on April ... (click for more)