Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 3, 2009

First court held in new Justice Center expansion


Cumberland County General Sessions Court held its first docket call in the new Justice Center addition Thursday and courtroom related offices are scheduled to move into their new offices on the third floor late next week.

Unlike facilities at the courthouse where Court Clerk Larry Sherrill's office is split between two locations, in the new facility the clerks who serve Sessions Court and clerks who serve Criminal Court and Circuit Court will share common offices with separate windows.

Also moving will be Clerk and Master Sue Tollett's office, which will place Juvenile Court and Chancery Court in proximity with the courtrooms the serve.

The new arrangement will help make all the offices involved more efficient and while enhancing accessibility for the public.