Barbour appoints judge to seat on District 17 Circuit Court

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed James "Jimmy" McClure III to the District 17 Circuit Court in northwest Mississippi. McClure, of Sardis, will serve through January 2009 in the seat vacated by Ann Hannaford Lamar, who was appointed to the state Supreme Court. District 17 covers DeSoto, Tate, Panola, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties.