A lonely gavel

5 apply for vacancy created by Judge David Bragg's retirement

Oct 16, 2020 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

Tennessee's Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th judicial district that was created by the i.... Read More

Masks are now required in court

Jul 10, 2020 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order Thursday, July 9 requiring all persons entering a courthouse for the purpose of court-related business to wear a face covering over.... Read More
A gavel

Jo Atwood or Jack Mitchell: Which judge should you vote for?

Jul 06, 2020 at 02:07 pm by Michelle Willard 3

You've probably seen signs for Jo Atwood and Jack Mitchell popping up around town, but who should you vote for in the race for Circuit Court in the 16th Judicial District.... Read More

Bill Lee appoints B. Jo Atwood to vacancy left by Royce Taylor

May 26, 2020 at 05:31 pm by Voice Wire

On Tuesday, May 26, Gov. Bill Lee announced the appointment of Bonita Jo Atwood to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement.... Read More
If you tell anyone

Child abuse reporting is down 30.4% in Tennessee

Apr 27, 2020 at 09:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

During the COVID 19 pandemic, children and families are under mandatory stay at home orders from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland, and Rutherford.... Read More

Rutherford County circuit court judges delay jail sentences

Apr 09, 2020 at 07:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Defendants in Circuit Court who were supposed to serve their sentence on non-violent misdemeanor or felony case or violation of probation in April should report 30 days later,.... Read More
Rutherford County General Sessions Court

Rutherford County defendants given 60-day reprieve

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:56 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Defendants in General Sessions Court who were ordered to serve sentences in March and April were given a 60-day extension after a court order issued Tuesday. General Sessions.... Read More
Day in Corona

Day in Corona: Tenn. Supreme Court resets again, orders jail populations reduced

Mar 26, 2020 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A few weeks ago, the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended in-person court hearings until March 31. On March 25, the high court issued an order extending the suspension of most in.... Read More
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Bell Buckle man pleads guilty in girlfriend's murder

Feb 14, 2020 at 01:49 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

A boyfriend pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his girlfriend after an argument in 2017 at their Bell Buckle home, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said. Victim Carly H.... Read More
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Rutherford County family reunited in joyous adoption after murder

Feb 14, 2020 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

A sense of hard-earned joy coursed through a Rutherford County courtroom earlier this month at the scene of a unique adoption hearing. Friends and family who a dozen years be.... Read More