Supervisors want second judge as oil industry grows
Published: October 30,2012
MCCOMB — Pike County supervisors say the area needs a second chancery judge to deal with expected rise in cases involving the growing oil industry.
The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors voted to ask lawmakers to add a judge to the 4th Chancery Court District. The district includes Pike, Amite, Walthall and Franklin counties.
Supervisor Gary Honea says he expects more litigation as oilfield exploration increases in the region. He says Chancellor Debbra Halford could become overwhelmed if she doesn’t get help.
A proposal came before the Legislature in 2008 but never made it out of committee.
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