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Linda Edwards takes the oath of office as Greensville County’s newest Clerk of Court. Pictured from left are JaShawn Edwards, Linda Edwards, James Edwards, Judge W. Allan Sharrett.

Linda Edwards was recently sworn in as clerk of court at the Greensville Circuit Court. 

On Nov. 5 Edwards won a tightly contested race defeating JoAnne Conner 48% to 44%. Conner had been filling the seat since March after 51-year Clerk of Court Robert Wrenn retired.

Being clerk of court means everything to Edwards.

“This is historical for the black community, to have the first black female clerk in Greensville County. I am so humbled and so appreciative that citizens elected me to be their next clerk,” Edwards said.

Many people in Greensville County don’t know what the clerk’s office entails. Edwards wants everyone to feel comfortable coming into the clerk’s office. She wants everyone to know there is someone to help them with whatever they need. 

“The doors will always be open for anyone that has any questions or needs any type of guidance or whatever. I want to be the person there to help with that,” Edwards said. 

Edwards and her team will continue to move the clerk’s office forward.

Edwards has seven siblings including Bernard Hicks, Melvin Hicks, Denise Banks, Arlene Banks, Nathalia Banks, Marcelia Little and Nathaniel Banks. She is privileged to have the prestigious opportunity to be the clerk of court.