Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks, far left, administers the oath of office to new Court-Appointed Special Advocates volunteers, from second left, Kyle Little, Jasmine Askins and Andrea Beatty.
CASA volunteers are appointed by the juvenile courts to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Airman Jacob R. Hester recently graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Son of Shannon and Lisa Hester, he is presently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in training to be a firefighter. Upon completion of his training, the airman will be transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Hester's grandparents are Pat Hester and the late Raymond Hester, the late Mary Carlene Morris, Reva Nickell and the late James Nickell.