Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed George Mitchell, Jr. as Circuit Court judge for the 5th Circuit Court District. The district includes Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster, and Winston counties.
He will fill the unexpired term of Clarence Morgan III who is retiring Dec. 31. Mitchell’s appointment will begin Jan. 1 and will run until the position is filled by special election in November.
Mitchell has been engaged in private law practice in Eupora for 32 years. He also served as the city attorney and city prosecuting attorney for the town of Maben for the past eight years.