Etowah County also has a new Probate Judge, Scott Hassell who replaces retired Judge Bobby Junkins. Junkins was first elected in 1988 and held the office until his retirement went into effect today.
Hassell was previously the Chief Deputy of Corrections at the County Detention Center and a member of the Hokes Bluff City Council. Judge Hassell had the honor of being sworn in by Junkins and couldn’t imagine having it happen any other way.
Hassell says he looks forward to upholding the honor and dignity held by retired Judge Junkins for more than 30 years.