Fondly Remembering the Chico Icon: Honoring the Legacy of Former Judge Ann H. Rutherford

CHICO, California – The community of Chico mourns the loss of former Butte County Judge, the Honorable Ann H. Rutherford. Judge Rutherford was an iconic figure in the city of Chico, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered by many. One Chico resident, Steve Metzger, remembered his encounter with Judge Rutherford years ago when he contested a parking ticket in her court. Metzger vividly recalled the humorous exchange that took place. In a previous case, a man had been cited for running a stoplight, but he vehemently denied doing so. Judge Rutherford had a … Read more

Remembering Retired Butte County Superior Court Judge Ann Rutherford: A Trailblazer in the California Judiciary

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Ann H. Rutherford, a groundbreaking figure in the California judiciary and a highly regarded member of the legal community in Butte County, has passed away, according to the county’s superior court. Retiring from the Butte County Superior Court in 2001, Rutherford continued to serve through the Judicial Council of California’s Assigned Judges Program until her full retirement in August 2017. Rutherford’s legacy as the first female judge in the Butte County Superior Court began in 1976 when she was appointed to the Chico Municipal Court by Governor Jerry Brown. Her election … Read more

Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Sheriff’s Deputies in Rutherford County, Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Residents in Rutherford County are being warned about a recent phone scam where the callers impersonate sheriff’s deputies and threaten arrest for missing jury duty. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to these fraudulent calls and clarifying that their deputies do not make such demands or require individuals to purchase gift cards as a means to avoid arrest. It is crucial for residents to recognize these scam calls and disregard them immediately. A local woman from Rutherford County experienced this scam firsthand when she received a call from someone … Read more