Juvenile Court documents salvageable, clerk says

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5:53pm

More than 12,000 Davidson County Juvenile Court documents were wet after Nashville’s historic flooding over the weekend, but there’s a chance they can be salvaged. 

“When we went in there, you can still see the numbers on the file folders themselves,” Juvenile Court Clerk Vic Lineweaver said. “What we’re going to do is take them, freeze them and then put them back in another folder.”

The overflowed Cumberland River left the entire bottom floor of the Juvenile Justice Center flooded, according to Lineweaver, and the floodwaters ruined the department’s car.

“That’s the least of my worries,” Lineweaver said of the vehicle, “because we’re about to start setting up the courtroom next week.”

Lineweaver said he wanted to let Nashvillians know that the office is still accepting child support payments. But they must be made at a different office at 945 Dr. Richard G. Adams Boulevard, which is off Trinity Lane in East Nashville.

Lineweaver is seeking re-election for a third term. Voting was originally scheduled for May 4, but it was pushed back to May 18 because of the flood.