New Justice Center/Jail Dedicated Monday

Left to right: 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, Attorney Jim Romer, Fentress Co. Sessions Judge Todd Burnett, TN Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee, Fentress Co. Executive J. Michael Cross, 8th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton, 8th Judidial District Chancellor Elizabeth Asbury, Architect B. Allen Hill with Upland Design Group, and Fentress County Sheriff Charles (Chucky) Cravens.

Left to right: 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, Attorney Jim Romer, Fentress Co. Sessions Judge Todd Burnett, TN Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee, Fentress Co. Executive J. Michael Cross, 8th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton, 8th Judidial District Chancellor Elizabeth Asbury, Architect B. Allen Hill with Upland Design Group, and Fentress County Sheriff Charles (Chucky) Cravens.

The recently-completed Fen-tress County Justice Center was officially dedicated on Monday, June 29, 2015 with a special ceremony in the large courtroom at the facility.

The Honorable Sharon Lee, Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker for the historic event, stating that the facility is a reflection of the vision of the community leaders and the people of Fentress County for their respect of the rule of law and they realize and place a high value they place on the role of courts in our society and how important it is.”

“The local justice centers are the places where justice is carried out all across the state, and they handle an enormous number of cases for everyday citizens,” she said.  “You are blessed in Fentress County and this judicial district  to have some of the best judges in the state.  Having independent judges who are thoughtful, who are competent, and who respect individual rights is critical, and you have good judges here.  A justice center like the one we dedicate  here today is just a perfect place for justice to be delivered to the citizens.  It’s comfortable, it’s attractive, and the resources this facility provides will be invaluable,” she said.

Read the rest of the Story in this weeks Fentress Courier.