I agree with District Attorney General Russell Johnson — partly.
He suggests that former General Sessions Judge Thomas Austin might, over time, repair the reputation of the justice system which he, Austin, is responsible for damaging.
The operative word here is “might.”
I believe it is too late for such a miracle to ever occur in Roane County.
Fifteen years ago, when I retired to this area I heard rumors from many sources of a rogue judge who was far less than upright.