Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Reports No Audit Findings

Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk, Rex Lynch, announces that for the fifth year in a row, there are no audit findings for his offices. Auditors from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office perform the audits for Anderson County Government including the offices of Circuit, General Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerks. The Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for filing and maintaining the legal paperwork presented by attorneys, law enforcement and pro se litigants for each of these courts, as well as the collection of fees and fines. The offices combined file on average, over fifteen thousand (15,000) cases per year.
Auditors review records and processes with the office of Circuit Court Clerk, including software integrity, receipting and record keeping practices for the $4 million collected annually on average.

Prior to September 2018, the previous Circuit Court Clerk was responsible for at least fifty percent (50%) of all findings for Anderson County Government. Lynch stated “After being elected in 2018, one of my goals was to eliminate audit findings in the offices that I am responsible for. I take audit findings very seriously and have worked with my staff to eliminate them.”

Lynch praised his staff for the diligent work keeping software and finances in order. The following staff members were presented a Certificate of Appreciation for working with auditors and keeping all the financial records in order – Angela Metcalf, Bookkeeper; Ashley Brock, Officer Manager for Circuit and Criminal Court Clerks; Amanda Vowell, Office Manager for General Sessions Court Division I Clerks; Shalea Prickett, Office Manager for General Sessions Court Division II Clerks; Barbara Grom, Office Manager for Juvenile Court Clerks; Maura Vespie, Collections Manager; and Angie Perez, Chief Deputy Clerk.

“With the procedures and protocols that we have implemented since I took office along with the diligent work of my staff, we should continue to receive excellent audit reports in the future” Lynch added.

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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