Newly appointed Circuit Judge Mark Duncan of Philadelphia will be sworn in Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. at the Neshoba County Courthouse. Circuit Judge Christopher Collins will administer the oath of office.
According to a press release from Beverly Pettigrew Kraft, Public Information Officer for the Administrative Office of Courts, Governor Phil Bryant appointed Duncan to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Vernon Cotten of Carthage May 31. Duncan's appointment was effective June 2. The term ends in December, 2018.
Duncan has worked as a prosecutor for almost 30 years in the Eighth Circuit District of Neshoba, Newton, Leake and Scott counties.
Governor Bryant will appoint Duncan's successor as district attorney.
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