Senior Judge who Served as a Rutherford Co. Circuit Court Judge for 24-Years is One of 5 on the New Rutherford County Board of Juvenile Detention Center Commission

Oct 04, 2022 at 10:21 am by WGNS News

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a criminal court judge? If you think you have the stomach for such a task, there are a few things one should think about bef.... Read More

Political Forum: Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge (Election Day on August 4, 2022)

Jul 05, 2022 at 09:00 am by WGNS

On Tuesday, WGNS held a "LIVE" On-Air Political Forum for those in the running for the Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge seat. Our guests included candidates Tr.... Read More

Justice Jeffrey Bivins Speaks at 16th Judicial District Recovery Court Graduation

May 17, 2022 at 08:00 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) On Monday (May 16, 2022), the Recovery Court for the 16th Judicial District held a graduation in Murfreesboro for seven of its participants. Judge Jimm.... Read More

Stevens announces candidacy for Smyrna Municipal Judge

Feb 28, 2022 at 03:58 pm by WGNS

Smyrna, Tennessee —Smyrna Town Court Clerk Brittany Stevens has announced her candidacy for Smyrna Municipal Judge in the August 4, 2022 election.  “As S.... Read More

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport to Retire in September of 2022

Jan 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Judge Donna Scott Davenport will not seek re-election for Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge and will retire at the end of he.... Read More

McFarlin to Run for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge Part I

Jan 04, 2022 at 03:04 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – Rutherford County native Ben Hall (Trey) McFarlin, III announced Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022), he will run for General Sessions Judge Part I, the judgeship to.... Read More

Public Defender Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

Dec 09, 2021 at 12:54 pm by WGNS

Gerald L. Melton, Public Defender for the 16th Judicial District, has officially announced his candidacy for re-election.The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Rutherfor.... Read More

Governor Lee appoints Judge Robert Philyaw as chair of Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.

Dec 08, 2021 at 05:45 am by WGNS

After serving as a commission member since 2020, Governor Bill Lee has appointed Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Robert Philyaw to serve as chair of the commission for th.... Read More

Jacob Flatt Announces Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Campaign

Nov 16, 2021 at 09:14 pm by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN)- Senior Judicial Commissioner, Jacob Flatt has announced his candidacy for Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge. Flatt will run as a Republican candidat.... Read More

UPDATE: Shooting incident in Shelbyville Area and Body Found in Nashville

Aug 19, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

  WGNS has more news on the 25-year-old man who turned himself in to Bedford County Authorities this past Sunday, after the TBI reported that he was wanted for questioni.... Read More

Judge Ben Hall McFarlin Resides Over His Final Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Aug 13, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Judge Ben Hall McFarlin presided over his final Veterans Court Graduation Wednesday (08/11/21) afternoon at Rutherford County Recovery Court.Judge.... Read More

Rutherford County Judge Named as Secretary for Tennessee Judicial Conference

Jul 07, 2021 at 09:47 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Judicial Conference, which is comprised of Tennessee’s state court judges, elected new officers at its meeting in June.Taking the helm as president is Chan.... Read More

New City Judge Appointed in La Vergne

May 13, 2021 at 07:31 am by WGNS

La Vergne, Tenn. - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted during the regular meeting in May to appoint a new judge to the City Court.William Cartwright has owned and operated a.... Read More

Making Bond in Rutherford County - Clearing Up Confusion for those Arrested or Their Family

Mar 26, 2021 at 03:23 pm by WGNS

There has been some mis-information about bonds for those arrested and what is called a “Pre-Trial Release” in Rutherford County.Judge Lisa Eischeid said that Tenn.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions to Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families.Unlike other programs which connect with ju.... Read More

Judges Discuss Pros and Cons of Virtual Litigation IN Tennessee

Jan 20, 2021 at 12:48 pm by WGNS

While Tennessee courts have remained open and operational over the entire course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their working methods have in many instances changed to account for.... Read More

Newly Appointed Circuit Court Judge in Rutherford County to See His First Docket on Thursday

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:27 am by WGNS

Newly appointed Judge James “Jimmy” Turner started his first full week on Monday (1/18/2021), overseeing the Circuit Court for Rutherford and Cannon Counties. Gove.... Read More

Judge David Bragg Nears Retirement After 12 Years on the Bench

Dec 29, 2020 at 06:15 pm by WGNS

After more than a decade of public service, 16th Judicial District Circuit Judge David Bragg will retire effective Jan. 1st, 2021. A lifelong Murfreesboro resid.... Read More

Commission Accepting Applications for 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Vacancy

Oct 02, 2020 at 09:29 am by WGNS

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy.... Read More

Courts, State Agencies Join Together to Host Innovative Eviction Summit

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:27 am by WGNS

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers.... Read More