Duncan appointed to Eighth Circuit bench

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Mark Duncan, district attorney for the Eighth Circuit Court District, to fill a judicial post.

Duncan will fill the Eighth Circuit Court judgeship left vacant by the retirement of Vernon Cotten, effective June 2.

Bryant will appoint a replacement for Duncan in the DA’s office, which handles prosecutions for Scott, Leake, Neshoba and Newton counties.

WTOK
5/30/17