Coe sworn in as interim clerk

Published 12:10 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Circuit Judge Donald C. Blessing, of the 10th Judicial Circuit, swore in Chief Deputy Lynnette Coe as interim Circuit Court Clerk during a ceremony Monday.

As previously reported in the Herald Machelle J. Eppes, longtime Prince Edward Circuit Court Clerk was set to retire Monday “By statute, her chief deputy will be appointed to serve as clerk on the interim basis,” Ennis said. “The board, of course, (will have) to ask for a special election to fill that vacancy. In order for that to occur, the board needs, No. 1, to accept the resignation of Ms. Eppes, secondly, to file a petition with the circuit court of Prince Edward County requesting that a special election be held and determine the date that you would request the circuit court to set that election.”

Ultimately the board voted to hold the special election for clerk Nov. 6 because of the cost of running a special election at another time. Chief Deputy Lynnette Coe will hold the position until then.

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