State’s Newest Judge Sworn In

Douglas T. Jenkins of Rogersville was sworn in as chancellor of the Third Judicial District yesterday, the Administrative Office of the Courts reports. Criminal Court Judge John D. Dugger, Jr. performed the ceremony.  Jenkins, 45, has practiced in Rogersville since 1997.  The vacancy was created by the appointment of Chancellor Thomas R. Frierson to the Tennessee Court of Appeals earlier this year. The Third Judicial District serves Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins and Greene counties.