Tim Shelton seeks re-election as AC Register of Deeds


In a statement released this week, Anderson County Register of Deeds, Tim Shelton announced he intends to seek re-election in next year’s countywide elections. Shelton has served as Register of Deeds since September of 2002 and has been recognized statewide as one of Tennessee’s finest Register of Deeds. Shelton was recognized as Tennessee’s Register of the Year in 2004 and 2009, and additionally was elected as President of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association in 2005. He was elected as President of the County Officials Association of Tennessee in 2013, and in 2017 Shelton received the ultimate award for a county elected official by being selected as the County Official of the year for the State of Tennessee. Shelton credits his staff for his many accolades and awards.

I believe that our Register of Deeds staff in Anderson County is one of the best staff in the entire state. They are the epitome of what public servants should be.” commented Shelton.

Shelton has focused on implementing new state of the art technologies, including making available public online, documents dating back to 1801. Shelton added, “One of my initial goals when running for Register of Deeds was to put all of our documents online making it easier for the public to access documents from home.”

In addition to making documents available online, Shelton also announced that the office completed a restoration project preserving some of Anderson County’s oldest records. Shelton explained

“As a custodian of public records we have utilized designated funds for archiving purposes. Commission approved a Three Year Plan that ultimately allowed us to preserve our oldest deed books from 1801 through the year 1927, ensuring they would be around for many years to come.”

Shelton shared his thoughts on having to serve as an elected official during this past year’s pandemic and the office’s response to it. Tim stated, “certainly no one was expecting such a massive change to how we do business and how we serve our constituents. The adoption of new technologies a few years ago prepared us to meet the needs of the public while also protecting our citizens. Documents from our office were available online and we were able to forward copies by email as a result. E-recording, which we have been doing since 2007, allowed banks and attorneys to file online without having to even enter the courthouse. We have installed protective plexiglass which provided a see through shield for the protection of the public and our staff during the COVID crisis. I believe our response was well received and I am proud of our forethought that allowed us to serve our public while also providing the necessary caution for their protection.”

Tim Shelton has served as Anderson County’s Register of Deeds since 2002. The office phone number is 865-457-6235 and the website for retrieving documents is www.andersondeeds.com.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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