JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed another new circuit court judge for seven counties in northern Mississippi.
Kent E. Smith of Holly Springs will succeed John A. Gregory of Okolona in the 3rd Circuit Court District.
Gregory retired June 30 after serving as judge since 2011.
Reeves last week appointed former state Sen. Gray Tollison to succeed Andrew Howorth, who also retired June 30 after serving since 2002.
Both Tollison and Howorth are from Oxford.
The 3rd Circuit Court District has three judges. It covers Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties.
Smith has practiced law since 1991.