There’s a new judge in our area

An overflow crowd packed the Floyd County Courthouse Circuit Court room late Tuesday afternoon for the formal swearing in and “investiture” of Stephanie Murray Shortt as the new Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge for the 27th Judicial District of Virginia. Shortt gave up her position as Commonwealth’s Attorney in Floyd to accept a six-year term […]

Floyd’s new interim prosecutor

We reported on The Floyd Press web site Tuesday and in Thursday’s print edition that Eric Branscom — an assistant prosecutor in Roanoke, Montgomery and Alleghany counties for the past several years — will be the new interim Commonwealth’s Attorney in Floyd County for the rest of Stephanie Shortt’s second term. Shortt becomes a juvenile […]

Stephanie Shortt: Here come da judge

As our story on the web site for The Floyd Press announced Tuesday and is also printed in today’s edition, Floyd County will lose Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Murray Shortt to the Virginia Court bench on December 1. Virginia’s General Assembly Monday approved Shortt’s appointment to a six-year term as Juvenile-Domestic Relations Court judge for the […]

From prosecuter to judge?

Will Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Shortt soon be Judge Shortt? The buzz among legal eagles in the area and politicians say it is a done deal.  The question is now not so much if but when.  It could still some months off. A full day of circuit court in Floyd County starts the first […]