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New judge for Okolona

Sumeka Thomas was sworn in as Okolona municipal judge (Craig Ford, WTVA)
Sumeka Thomas was sworn in as Okolona municipal judge (Craig Ford, WTVA)
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Updated: 8/13/2013 6:10 pm
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) — Some people in Okolona celebrated a little judicial history made Tuesday.

Sumeka Thomas was sworn in before family and friends as the city's new municipal judge.

She's the first black woman to serve the city in that position.

Thomas was working as Okolona's public defender before the City Council appointed her to the bench.
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