An attorney at Seneca intends to seek a 10th Circuit judgeship once that seat becomes officially available during 2014. Scott Sprouse confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS last week his intent to apply for Seat Two—the judgeship now held by Alex Macaulay of West Union. Sprouse serves as Walhalla Municipal Judge and City Attorney for Westminster. On January 31, Macaulay reaches 72 years old—the state’s mandatory retirement age for judges. He’ll be allowed to serve through 2014, but the process to nominate and elect his replacement will take place in 2014, according to Jane Shuler, chief counsel for the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission.