Judge Roger Miller will expand General Sessions Division II Court hours to meet the rising demand in cases.

Judge Miller to Expand Hours to Help with Backlog of Cases

Submitted – Beginning in July, Judge Roger Miller has announced he will expand the court dockets to hear additional misdemeanor and preliminary hearings for felony cases and begin processing the backlog created by COVID safety protocols ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Additionally, up to five hundred cases in Oliver Springs Municipal Court have been transferred to the General Sessions Division II Court. Judge Miller is working with the Anderson County District Attorneys Office to prioritize those cases for a quick resolution.

“We are now beginning to clear a backlog of cases from Oak Ridge, Rocky Top and Oliver Springs. We need to put those citizens who are witnesses and victims as top priority. By expanding the number of days we hold sessions court, due process will be served. Cases will be held on the first and third Friday starting in July and continue every other month until the docket is current,” stated Judge Miller. 

Additional dates will be added if necessary. 

For additional information contact the General Sessions Division II Court at (865) 482-0081.

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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