A retirement reception was held on Thursday, January 31 for Sharon Hughes, Chatham County Recorder’s Court Clerk for 32 years. The reception was held in the Juror’s Room on the 2nd floor of the Chatham County Courthouse. Hughes began her career in 1981 as Clerk working under Judge Michael Karpf. Throughout her 32 years she has seen many changes in court proceedings. In 1981 most court items were manually processed and saved without the technology that is in place today.
During the her tenure, beginning with Judge Karpf, she also worked with Judge Drew, Judge Dillon, Judge Stokes, Judge Burke and finally Judge Claire Cornell-Williams. At the reception, Judge Williams acknowledged “Sharon shortened my signature to C.C. Williams when signing documents. Sharon thought that signing Claire Cornell- Williams would delay court proceedings which was not allowed on her watch”.
The reception was attended by many of Sharon’s co-workers throughout the years including Prince Johnson, Buddy Clay, Sheriff Wilcher and many friends from the JEA and the Jewish community. Sharon will continue her work at the JEA.