Judge Ross to Retire Next Year

Circuit Court Judge Carroll Lee Ross will retire in August 2014, the Cleveland Banner reports. Ross, who has served the 10th Judicial District since 1996, said he was announcing his decision early to allow interested candidates to adequately prepare for the 2014 election. Reflecting on his time on the bench, Ross says, “I certainly owe a deep debt of gratitude to Gov. Don Sundquist for the confidence he showed in me when he originally appointed me.” He also expressed appreciation for the judges, court employees, law enforcement, prosecutors and defenders for making the job a “highlight” of his career.