Judge Rescinds Order Blocking Release of Records

The public’s access to warrants and other papers from the Carter County General Sessions Court appeared to be back to normal on Monday after three days of confusion over a policy for releasing public records. The Johnson City Press reported Monday that Judge John Walton had rescinded an order that instructed the sheriff to route all paperwork for the courts to the bench clerk and to no one else. Carter County Attorney Keith Bowers helped resolve the issue.