After 20 years on the job at the St. Clair County Courthouse, deputy circuit clerk Virginia Newton was recently honored for her service by the Alabama Unified Judicial System.
Newton was initially hired as a district court specialist in October 1990, where she handled things like district criminal cases, warrants and traffic tickets. After 10 years, she went across the hallway to Circuit Clerk Annette Hall’s office to work as a deputy clerk and bookkeeping supervisor.
“It’s very interesting, you learn something new every day,” she said. “I think that’s the reason I’ve enjoyed this job as much as I have, because there’s some little something to learn every day. You may do the same thing, but there’s always a little something different.
The work can be repetitive, but with new facets of the job added all the time, she said it never gets tedious. Plus, there’s always something to do, she said.
“You never get caught up,” Newton said, with a smile. “You can never actually say there is nothing to do.“
Despite how busy her position keeps her, Newton said she wouldn’t have it any other way, and intends to remain there for the foreseeable future.
“I really like what I do, so they’re stuck with me here,” she said.