Judges to Host the First Saturday Expungement Court at First Baptist Church of Madisonville

Press Release

On April 21st, 10th Judicial District judges and court clerks with the help of Vet-to-Vet, the UT Legal Clinic, pro bono attorneys, and community volunteers will host its first ever Saturday Expungement Clinic at the First Baptist Church of Madisonville from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Saturday Expungement Clinic will help people review their criminal records and determine whether charges can be removed and old court costs waived.  Any resident of Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk Counties with criminal charges in these counties can be eligible for free legal help.  But the Saturday Clinic requires pre-registration by calling the UT Legal Clinic Expungement Hotline at 865-974-6775 by Tuesday, April 10thDownload 10th Judicial District Expungement Flyer

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Vet to Vet TN Co-founder goes to heaven on Good Friday

Freddie J. Owens went to heaven on Good Friday after 77 years of service and sacrifice to God, Country and family.

Freddie has had many titles but soldier of God is the one he most proud of.  Freddie was the co-founder & Co-Chairman of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council and co-founder & President of Vet to Vet Tennessee.

WBIR John Becker recognizes the passing of a great hero, Freddie J. Owens.  Click here to view the segment.

Click here to view photos of Freddie from numerous events as President of Vet to Vet Tennessee.

Click here to view a John Becker Service and Sacrifice segment about Freddie in 2014.  The segment title is “Ambushed in a Valley of Death.”

Army & Marine Vets Graduate from Monroe County Veterans Court

March 21, 2018  Madisonville, Tennessee

Wednesday we celebrating the graduation of two justice involved veterans from the 10th Judicial District Veterans Court.  Army Veteran Michael Mayfield (Monroe Country) and Marine Veteran Gregory Mason (McMinn County) celebrated the event by filing the courtroom with family members and Judge Thomas invited two special guest, Judge Sandra Donaghey, Criminal Court Judge 10th District and Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones.  Invited but unable to attend was Michael & Greg’s Helen Ross McNabb Military Services Center Clinical Therapist Tony Weaver.

This is one of the most special moments in the 10th Judicial District Veterans Court history because of the participation and comments of the family members.  Wasn’t a dry eye in the courthouse!

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Pastor Koopman teaches youth about challenge coins

February 11, 2018

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Madisonville Tennessee

Youth Sermon by Pastor Dr. David Koopman

Challenge Coin

“Do you know what this is?  Probably not!  It’s called an Vet to Vet Tennessee Challenge Coin and this one is offered to Veterans in Tennessee.  Now the purpose of a challenge coin is to serve as a reminder to pray for and support others, in this case other Veterans.

The Bible tells us to love and support others, to pray for them, to help them when they are in need.  Perhaps we should have some token to remind us, maybe even a challenge coin.

Let us remember that our Veterans are very special people with very special needs, needs that we can help them meet if we can rise to the challenge.”

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