Judge Faulk Takes Oath of Office

Newly appointed Third Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Mike Faulk was sworn in last week in front of the Hawkins County Courthouse with his faithful hunting dog "Rueban" by his side. Judge John Wilson administered the oath of office to Faulk, who was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to complete the term of retiring Judge Kindall Lawson. Other dignitaries present for the ceremony included Judge Thomas Wright, former attorney general and Hawkins County mayor Heiskell Winstead and former U.S. Rep. Bill Jenkins. The Times News has a photo from the ceremony.