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Employment Opportunity in Rutherford County Clerk & Master's Office:
Rutherford County Clerk & Master John Bratcher is seeking a full-time Deputy Clerk. The position pays $25,327-$27,183 annually. For more information, please see the Government Jobs website.
Chancellor Howard Wilson Elected as Presiding Judge of Sixteenth Judicial District:
The Trial Judges of the Sixteenth Judicial District have elected Chancellor Howard Wilson as the next Presiding Judge of the District. Wilson succeeds M. Keith Siskin as Presiding Judge, and will serve a two-year term in that role, beginning on September 1, 2016. The Presiding Judge is responsible for assigning cases to the other Judges in the District, and for taking any actions necessary to correct any condition adversely affecting the administration of justice in the District. The Sixteenth Judicial District includes Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Chancellor Howard Wilson
Justice Jeffrey Bivens Elected as Chief Justice of Tennessee Supreme Court:
The Tennessee Supreme Court has elected Justice Jeffrey Bivens as its next Chief Justice. Bivens succeeds Sharon Lee as Chief Justice, and will serve a four-year term in that role, beginning on September 1, 2016. Tennessee's Chief Justice
is responsible for the administrative functions of the Supreme Court, such as setting dockets, making designations, and ensuring the efficient and orderly administration of justice throughout the state's courts.
For more information, please see the Administrative Office of the Courts' website.
Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivens
New Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Lisa Eischeid Takes Oath of Office:
Newly-elected Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge, Part IV, Lisa Eischeid, was sworn into office on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Sixteenth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge J. Mark Rogers administered the oath. Judge Eischeid's term begins on September 1, 2016. Rutherford County recently created Part IV of the General Sessions Court to help reduce overcrowding at the local jail, and to assist the other three General Sessions Judges with their caseloads. The General Sessions Court has jurisdiction over civil cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $25,000, and criminal cases involving preliminary hearings for felony charges and trials for misdemeanor charges wherein the defendant waives the right to a Grand Jury investigation and waives the right to a jury trial in Circuit Court.
Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Lisa Eischeid (center) poses with other members of the local Judiciary after taking her Oath of Office.
Pictured, from left to right, are: Front Row - General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., Smyrna Town Court Judge Lynn Alexander, Judge Eischeid, Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport, Circuit Judge M. Keith Siskin; Back Row - Retired Circuit Judge J.S. Daniel, Circuit Judge David Bragg, General Sessions Judge Barry Tidwell, Circuit Judge Royce Taylor, Senior Judge Don Ash (obscured in picture), General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley, Juvenile Court Magistrate Jeff McCullough, and Circuit Judge J. Mark Rogers (Not pictured, but present: Chancellor Howard Wilson).