HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Chickasaw County has a new acting coroner.
The county Board of Supervisors appointed deputy coroner Larry Harris to fill the role on an interim basis.
Harris replaces Michael Fowler who resigned on June 30.
Fowler resigned due to a conflict with his state retirement, the Chickasaw Journal first reported.
The county will conduct an election for the position later this year on Nov. 2.
The qualifying deadline to run for the office is Sept. 3.
Linda Griffin will continue to serve as deputy coroner. She is also the county emergency director.