County Ramps up Collection of Unpaid Fines

The Obion County Budget Committee approved Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson’s request for the addition of a collection person to the court’s staff for a trial period of one year, NWTN Today reports. The increased focus comes on the heels of what Circuit Judge William B. Acree called an “unfortunate” situation -- the alleged misappropriation of funds and subsequent dismissal of a Westate probation officer who worked part-time with Drug Court.