Sumner County Approves New General Sessions Court Judgeship

Sumner County leaders approved the creation of a new General Sessions Court judgeship Monday, the Tennessean reports. General Sessions Judge Jim Hunter said the current caseload is “too much of a load on the system” leaving the county with few options. The General Assembly will take up the private act request when it reconvenes Jan. 14. If the state gives its OK, the commission must approve it again with a two-thirds vote by September, and appoint a judge between Sept. 1, 2014 and Sept. 1, 2015.