Judge Kevin Wilson Is Prompt, Fair And Consistent

Monday, July 28, 2014

Collegedale has grown a lot in the past 24 years and Collegedale Judge Kevin Wilson has literally seen it all during that time.  Kevin Wilson was first elected as the judge in Collegedale in 1990.  Since that time, he has served the people of Collegedale faithfully as their municipal judge.  As an attorney practicing in Hamilton County for more than 23 years, I have known Judge Wilson my entire legal career.

It is easy to see why Judge Wilson is such a popular judge in Collegedale.  Citizens who come to Judge Wilson’s court as witnesses, victims, lawyers, police officers or defendants all know what to expect from Judge Wilson in every case.  Judge Wilson patiently listens to the parties, witnesses and their attorneys as they present the drama of each case, important facts and pertinent legal principles to him in court.  He is prompt and fair in his judgments, consistent in his rulings, fair in his punishment, well versed in the law and respectful to all who appear before him.  

Judge Wilson is highly respected by those in law enforcement, the legal community, and by his fellow judges in Hamilton County.  The wide range of respect from those who most likely know his legal credentials the best is excellent evidence of Judge Wilson’s longstanding success as the Collegedale judge for the past 24 years.  This well deserved respect has been earned by long years of dedicated service from Judge Kevin Wilson who is currently one of the longest-serving active judges in Hamilton County in office.  

Judge Wilson has everything one could ask for in a judge.  His 24 years in that office speaks volumes about his character and qualifications.  You don’t have to look beyond Kevin Wilson to know he is the one to re-elect as Collegedale’s judge.  I encourage the citizens of Collegedale to re-elect Judge Kevin Wilson as their municipal judge for another term in office on election day.

Barry L. Abbott

Gays Get 7 Percent Marriage Licenses In Hamilton County, 2 Percent Elsewhere - And Response

More than a hundred people in a homosexual relationship have received marriage licenses from Hamilton County clerk Bill Knowles.  The licenses were issued from June 26 through Feb. 3, according to a county spreadsheet.  The rush to homosexual nuptials was the U.S. supreme court’s publication of the Obergefell v. Hodges opinion, which is generally said to have ... (click for more)

Vouchers Are Not The Solution

Although the Republican legislators who represent Hamilton County are not willing to fully fund the BEP 2.0, they have endorsed sending thousands of your and my tax dollars to private schools. The voucher bill (HB1049) provides the promise of a private school education to students currently enrolled in low-performing schools.   Vouchers may provide financial resources; however, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Principals Say Part 1 Of TN Ready Testing Should Be Cut Due To Online System Failure

Hamilton County principals are asking that Part 1 of the TN Ready Assessment be dropped this year due to the recent crash of the online system for the program. The principals also asked that any Part 1 TN Ready test results  not be applied to students’ grades or to evaluations and rankings for school personnel and school districts. The local principals also ... (click for more)

Allan Walsh Named New Bradley County Workhouse Superintendent

Sheriff Eric Watson announced the appointment of Allan Walsh as superintendent of the new Bradley County Workhouse, which will begin construction soon and be opened this year.  Plans are for the new facility, to be adjacent to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Jail and Courts complex, to hold up to 128 non-violent, low security inmates. A graduate of Bradley ... (click for more)

District 5-3A Hoops Haunted By The Owls' Absence

ATHENS, Tenn. – District 5-3A basketball coaches gathered here on Wednesday to set up brackets and choose regular season All-District teams. In terms of all-district selections, the coaches did that fairly simple matter of voting and tabulating the numbers in short order. Bradley Central swept the top player honors when Cole Copeland and Rhyne Howard were selected to the ... (click for more)

Red Bank Picked To Win Region 2-A/AA Wrestling

It appears that the Red Bank Lions will be the target for teams involved in the Region 2-A/AA wrestling tournament being held at Hixson Middle School this weekend. The Lions, fresh off Saturday's A-AA State Duals title, are the early favorites for the upcoming tournament after claiming six number-one seeds in the 14 weight classes during the seeding meeting held Wednesday at ... (click for more)