Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck is retiring after 36 years on the bench, at the end of March.
He is the county's longest serving judge in one court.

The 83 year old judge told the County Commission he had made the decision after much thought, discussion with family and friends, prayers and the consideration of age He said his health is good, and he wants to enjoy life.

Shattuck was the first Sessions judge to be appointed by the County Commission. Prior to that, that appointments were by the governor. It will be up to the County Commission to name his replacement.