Judicial Commissioner Terminated

According to county officials, Loudon County Judicial Commissioner, Sissy Chapman, was terminated Wednesday morning. On his first day in office, newly elected General Sessions Judge, Rex Dale, served Ms. Chapman with the termination notice. She will be replaced by Dale's executive assistant Kim Nix.

Judicial Commissioners are appointed either by judges or the county commission and are vested with the authority to handle many of the daily operations of the judges office including but not be limited to, issuance of search warrants and felony arrest warrants, issuance of mittimus, the appointing of attorneys for indigent defendants, etc.