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October 21, 2022
As a small child growing up in a fairly impoverished neighborhood in Memphis, Deborah Means Henderson had a startling answer to the question of what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I would tell...
September 28, 2022
The late Coffee County General Sessions Judge Timothy R. Brock is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Leon Ruben Award for Excellence, presented at the recent General Sessions Judges Conference in...
September 23, 2022
Former AOC Director Deborah Taylor Tate is the recipient of the 2022 Friend of the Conference Award by the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference. The award is given to an individual who has...
September 1, 2022
Tennessee jurists from Mountain City to Memphis, from Supreme Court justices to general sessions judges, began new eight-year judicial terms today, September 1, 2022. The judges were elected or...
July 14, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of Sumner County General Sessions Judge Mike Carter, who passed away July 13 at the age of 64. Judge Carter was appointed to the bench in 2015 after a...
June 29, 2022
On July 1, 1979, Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” topped the charts. You might say it’s a fitting anthem for Montgomery County General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge Wayne Chavis Shelton. Judge...
April 29, 2022
Grundy County native HunterGirl advanced to the Top 10 of American Idol, Season 20, on Monday, April 25 with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5.” She also happens to be the niece of Grundy...
April 4, 2022
Judge Katerina Vatulina Moore was born in Ukraine. She grew up in Zaporizhzhia, a city in the south-eastern part of the country, known for its multiple power stations. In fact, the Zaporizhzhia...
March 16, 2022
Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes was presented the 2021 Leon Ruben Memorial Award for Excellence at the spring 2022 General Sessions Judges Conference.This award is given out...
January 13, 2022
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of retired Judge Barbara Jean Norman Haynes, who passed away on January 13 at the age of 84.  Judge Haynes served on the bench for 29 years and...