By Jewell Hillery - email
Rankin County, MS (WLBT) - A new judge will help preside over cases in Rankin and Madison counties.
John Emfinger was sworn in Tuesday as judge of the Rankin County Circuit Court. Judge Emfinger was elected in November to the 20th circuit court district.
Prior to taking his new position as Rankin county circuit court judge, Emfinger worked as an assistant district attorney for the 20th circuit court district for 14 years.
Emfinger also held a number of local legal positions.
"This is something that I've always wanted to do so I've taken positions over the years that have given me as much experience as I can get, especially in the courthouse, the circuit courtroom," said Emfinger."
The 20th circuit court district includes Madison and Rankin counties.
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