Haslam Appoints Kyle Hedrick Circuit Court Judge

Monday, December 11, 2017

Governor Bill Haslam on Monday appointed Kyle E. Hedrick of Chattanooga as Circuit Court Judge for the 11th Judicial District.  He replaces Judge W. Neil Thomas III, who has retired. The 11th Judicial District serves Hamilton County.

 

Mr. Hedrick and attorney Glenna Ramer have practiced together since 1994 and formed the law firm Ramer & Hedrick in Chattanooga in 2001.

He practiced at Heiskell, Donelson, Bearman, Adams, Williams & Caldwell in 1993 after practicing with Caldwell, Heggie & Helton from 1988-1993 before its merger with Heiskell, Donelson.

 

Mr. Hedrick, 55, began his career as an attorney with Sidney Gilreath & Associates from 1987-1988. He has also served as administrative hearing officer for the cities of East Ridge, Collegedale, Red Bank and Chattanooga.

 

“Kyle Hedrick has vast experience working in the 11th Judicial District, and I am pleased to make this appointment,” Governor Haslam said.

 

“I’m excited and humbled to receive this honor,” Mr. Hedrick said. “I’m anxious to serve the citizens of Hamilton County as judge for Division IV of the Circuit Court for the 11th Judicial District. I want to thank the members of the Trial Court Vacancy Commission, Counsel to the Governor Dwight Tarwater and especially Governor Bill Haslam for putting his trust in me. I will give my best efforts and hard work to this position.”

 

Mr. Hedrick received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1987 after earning a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in 1984.

 

He was youth minister at Mountain Creek Church of Christ from 2007-2013 after serving as youth minister at Central Church of Christ from 2001-2007.  He and his wife, Brenda, have three adult children, Kaitlyn, Lance and Luke.

 

Other finalists were Jim Exum III and Jennifer Peck.

 

The post will go before the voters next year with the primary in May and the general election in August.

 

Attorneys Hedrick and Joe DeGaetano have picked up qualifying papers. Attorney Catherine White has qualified to run. 


Man, 72, Dies In Highway 58 Crash Due To Medical Issue

A 72-year-old man was killed in a wreck on Highway 58 on Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:40 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to the 5500 block of Highway 58. It was found that a Subaru was traveling south on Highway 58 when it left the roadway and came to rest against a tree stump. The driver was found to be unresponsive and was transported ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Man With Gun In Stalled Van Is A Bondsman; Logging Truck Driver Who Caused 153 Wreck Had No DL

Police responded on a disorder with a weapon at 6809 Bonny Oaks Dr. Upon arrival police observed no signs of a disorder in or near a red minivan stopped in the middle of Hickory Valley Road near Bonny Oaks Drive. While an officer approached the van a man with a pistol on his hip exited the vehicle. Police asked the man to place his hands on his vehicle. Police removed his pistol ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)

Prep Soccer Teams Prepare For Post-Season Runs

The girls soccer post-season is upon us and several local teams will be playing for a spot in the state tournament next week in Murfreesboro.  DIvision II teams will play first round state games at higher seeds.   In Division II-A, CCS earned the top seed in the East on Saturday with a 2-0 region championship win over CAK. That win gives them a bye this ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: The Battle Captain Leads The Choir

"We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama, whole state of Alabama, whole state of Alabama. We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama....we're from Tennessee."   Those were the words that rang from the jubilant Tennessee locker room late Saturday afternoon, just a few minutes after the Volunteers had knocked off 21st ranked Auburn 30-24 and the ... (click for more)