New Judge in Town in Easley, SC

204a09_f29214aa03744468b3fd1d6b21497258.png_srz_p_255_200_75_22_0.50_1.20_0The youngest judge in history has been appointed to the bench in South Carolina. Jasmine Twitty is just 25 years old and now serves the city of Easley,  population ~20k (2010 census). Twitty graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. And yes, this is the same South Carolina where  a racist gunned down nine parishioners at  Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church back in June.

“The court has jurisdiction of cases that occur within the municipality. Judges issue arrest, search and bench warrants, conduct bond hearings, preside over preliminary hearings, bench and jury trials. Penalties for summary court offenses generally carry penalties of 30 days or a fine up to $500.00 or both, in addition to assessments mandated by legislature.”

I expect we’ll hear more about Judge Twitty and Easley’s outgoing mayor, Larry D. Bagwell, in the coming months.




judy_cutout_book_cover_lg_v2Judge Judy doesn’t know it, but she’s like my best friend (in my head) and has taught me so much about life and many of the frivolous legalities that (could potentially) follow: like why it’s not a good idea to put a friend on your cell phone plan, financial responsibilities of pet owners when animals behave badly, consideration/benefits (not) afforded to un-married parties (i.e. those that shack) and more! Most of the lessons I learned, not from my own mistakes, but from the mistakes of others.

Now, after almost 20 years on the air, Judge Judy is offering a new book called, What Would Judy Say: Be The Hero of Your Own Story, free of charge on her website.

“In this book I want to have an honest conversation with women about what it really takes to get what you deserve out of life: how to define your worth and stick to it; how to find the courage to take risks–and how to build your backup plan; how to ignore the chattering classes (and the fearmongers) and create your own destiny.”

Here are Judy’s 10 Life Laws of Success:

  1. Be indispensable.

  2. Think fearlessly and strategically.

  3. Use your assets.

  4. Don’t blow first impressions.

  5. Lighten up.

  6. Practice punctuality.

  7. Create an interesting person.

  8. Demand your worth.

  9. Do the right thing.

  10. Leave a footprint.

Download your copy here. #neversettle