Kingsport native and Tennessee Senator Doug Overbey was formally approved Thursday to serve as a U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee following his nomination by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander.
Alexander announced the decision of Overbey's selection by the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying Tennessee will be well-served by a "man of such good character."
Overbey, 62, has served in both houses of the General Assembly and has practiced law in Tennessee for more than 37 years, according to the report. He was nominated by President Donald Trump for the position earlier this year.