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Locke adjusts to new courtroom role
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With his first day on the bench being one of the largest dockets in months, new General Sessions Judge Bill Locke said the view from the bench is certainly different than from the prosecutor’s table.“It’s definitely a different situation being on the bench after being a prosecutor for many years,” said Locke after hearing a 77-person docket Tuesday and a 103-person docket Thursday. “We had a lot of cases this week due to the holidays and with Judge Ross’ retirement.”Locke was appointed as interim General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge by the Warren County Commission on Monday after the retirement of Judge Larry Ross who served 13 years on the bench. Locke won appointment over five other candidates, the closest being Mary Little Pirtle whom he topped 14-10.