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Aycock named chief federal judge in north Mississippi

gavel_rgbOXFORD — U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock is the new chief judge for the federal court in north Mississippi.

She succeeds U.S. District Judge Michael Mills whose seven-year term as the court’s leader ended this past week. Mills will continue to serve on the court.

The northern district court is headquartered in Oxford. It is comprised of five district judges and three magistrates.

“It doesn’t seem like it was seven years in October since I came on the bench. Today is like introducing one family to another family. I acknowledge I’m inheriting a superior group who give day and night to their job,” Aycock said during ceremonies at the federal building in Aberdeen.

Aycock served from 2003-2007 as a circuit court judge in Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, Itawamba and Monroe counties. Before that she was in private practice and served Itawamba County’s prosecuting attorney.

Aycock was nominated for the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2007. She was the first woman to serve on the federal bench in Mississippi.

She is a 1977 graduate of Mississippi State University and received her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1980.

“I’m honored and it’s a special place in history, but it’s more important I do the job I’m in a privileged position to serve. When I decided to run for circuit judge, I think it helped me be a potential nominee for this position,” Aycock said.



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