Governor Phil Bryant will appoint someone to fill the remaining term of the late Judge Dan Fairly, his office confirmed Tuesday. A timetable for the appointment has not yet been announced, according to Knox Graham, Deputy Communications Director for Gov. Bryant.
Fairly, a judge for the 20th Chancery Circuit in Rankin County, died Friday. His body was discovered in his vehicle along the Natchez Trace Highway. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the incident.