Judge Acree to Step Down After Current Term

Circuit Judge William B. “Bill” Acree Jr. announced this week that he will not seek re-election when he finishes his current term on the bench in two years. Acree, who serves the 27th Judicial District counties of Obion and Weakley, will leave the bench on Aug. 31, 2014, after 20 years of service. Though he is retiring from the bench, Acree says he plans to continue working as a civil mediator two to three days a week. NWTN Today looks back at his career.