In this photo from Dec. 29, 1995, Marion County Chancery Clerk Cass Barnes, left, was sworn into office by then-Chancellor Sebe Dale Jr. After six terms at the courthouse, Barnes is retiring at the end of 2019.

Chancery clerk retiring after 24 years in office


When the New Year starts in Marion County, one face will be notably missing at the courthouse.

After 24 years Chancery Clerk Cass Barnes will have retired.

“I’ve had a good run,” he said.

Barnes said in some ways it has dragged on but in other ways the years have flown by.

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