It’s a family tradition







Frank J. Green, former three-term Blount County probate judge and commission chairman, administers the oath for the same office to his son Chris on the steps of the Blount County Courthouse Tuesday, assisted by Chris’s wife Pam, who he called “my counselor and psychiatrist.” The younger Green was elected probate judge/commission chairman without opposition in the primary early this year. He was appointed to assume duties of the office more than four months early by Gov. Robert Bentley last week when then Probate Judge/Commission Chairman David Standridge retired to run for state office. Green told the large crowd assembled in front of the courthouse for the ceremony “it is time for Blount County to make a fresh start.” He made four promises to citizens: (1) to serve all those requiring probate court services with respect and dignity, whether they are wearing “a three-piece suit or bib overalls,” (2) to do his best to provide fresh, new ideas for county government, (3) to work with commissioners and others for the good of the county, and (4) “to make you feel welcome when you come to the courthouse.” – Ron Gholson

Frank J. Green, former three-term Blount County probate judge and commission chairman, administers the oath for the same office to his son Chris on the steps of the Blount County Courthouse Tuesday, assisted by Chris’s wife Pam, who he called “my counselor and psychiatrist.” The younger Green was elected probate judge/commission chairman without opposition in the primary early this year. He was appointed to assume duties of the office more than four months early by Gov. Robert Bentley last week when then Probate Judge/Commission Chairman David Standridge retired to run for state office. Green told the large crowd assembled in front of the courthouse for the ceremony “it is time for Blount County to make a fresh start.” He made four promises to citizens: (1) to serve all those requiring probate court services with respect and dignity, whether they are wearing “a three-piece suit or bib overalls,” (2) to do his best to provide fresh, new ideas for county government, (3) to work with commissioners and others for the good of the county, and (4) “to make you feel welcome when you come to the courthouse.” – Ron Gholson