Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Taylor Pleads Not Guilty
FORMER HAWKINS COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE JAMES "JAY" TAYLOR HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN NASHVILLE TO 41 COUNTS OF THEFT OF PROPERTY. BOND FOR THE 41-YEAR-OLD TAYLOR WAS REDUCED TO $100,000 FROM $175,000 BY CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE CHERYL BLACKBURN. HE REMAINED IN JAIL WEDNESDAY AFTER THE HEARING. HE IS ACCUSED OF FILING NUMEROUS FALSE CLAIMS WITH THE NASHVILLE-BASED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS REQUESTING PAYMENT FOR SERVICES AS LEGAL COUNSEL IN CASES WHERE HE DID NOT PERFORM LEGAL WORK. TAYLOR IS BOTH AN ATTORNEY AND FORMER GENERAL SESSIONS AND JUVENILE JUDGE. INVESTIGATORS SAID THE FALSE CLAIMS WERE SUBMITTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2010 AND JULY 2011. MOST OF THE AMOUNTS WERE BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000. TAYLOR FACES 12 SIMILAR CHARGES IN HAWKINS COUNTY. HE RESIGNED AS JUDGE IN APRIL. (BG)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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  • Brothers Charged in Bristol Store Robbery Waive Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Man Accused of Stealing Gas from Newspaper Delivery Vehicle
  • Body Found in Watauga Lake
  • Missing Johnson County woman
  • Tenn. Chief Justice sworn in
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  • Greene County Leaders Still Can't Agree on a Budget
  • Today is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day in TN
  • Credit Card Theft and Use Arrest in Johnson City
  • Special Election in Southwest Virginia to Fill Chafin's State Seat
  • Trio Arrested for Johnson City Metal Thefts
  • Education Summit To Convene in Tennessee
  • Amid Budget Cuts, Sheriff Transfers 16 Inmates
  • No Fracking Applications Filed Yet in Washington Co., VA
  • Frank Theaters Manager Wanted
  • Rhythm and Roots Means Longer Museum Hours
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  • Coalfields Expressway Public Hearing
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