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Daughter of late state lawmaker sworn into Senate

WEST POINT — The newest member of the Mississippi Senate was sworn into office today. Democrat Angela Turner of West Point won a Jan. 15 special election to succeed her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. District 16 covers all of Clay County and parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties. Bennie Turner served 20 years in the Senate before ...

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New bankruptcy judge to take oath next week

ABERDEEN — A new bankruptcy judge for northern Mississippi will be sworn in Jan. 18. Jason Woodard, a 37-year-old lawyer from Birmingham, Ala., will be sworn in to replace David Houston III, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Houston had been the only federal bankruptcy judge in the Northern District since the bankruptcy court was formed in the 1980s. Woodard, ...

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