It was a standing room only in the historic Franklin Theatre as state, county and judicial officials from across Tennessee gathered to honor Justice Jeff Bivins at his investiture July 16, 2014.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam performed the swearing in. Speakers included Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, and Sen. Jack Johnson of the 23rd District.
Franklin native and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark welcomed Justice Bivins to the Court. The crowd also heard remarks from Judge Jeffrey Stewart of the 12th Judicial District, Judge J. Steven Stafford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Judge John Everett Williams of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.
Kimberly McCall performed the Star-Spangled Banner and Justice Bivins’ daughter Caroline sang God Bless America. Adam Grant of the Franklin Christian Church provided the invocation and Robin Smith of The Gate gave the benediction.