Dawn Beam takes oath as newest Supreme Court justice

Gov. Bryant appointed Justice Beam to fill the unexpired term of Justice Randy Pierce, who became director of the Mississippi Judicial College on Feb. 1. The Supreme Court term for District 2, Position 2, is set to expire Dec. 31. An election will be held in November.

Justice Beam, 52, is the fourth woman to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. She became the second woman on the current court.