- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed C. Kent Haney as county court judge of Coahoma County.

A vacancy will occur when Judge Thomas W. Allen, who has served since 2002, retires effective June 30. Haney will be sworn in on July 1.

Allen has served as judge for 11 years.

Haney has served as Coahoma County attorney since 1988 and has practiced law in the private sector since 1986. He served as municipal court judge in Drew from 1986-1998.

Before beginning his legal career, Haney worked as a farmer for 15 years and owned an agricultural aviation operation from 1974-1995.

Haney holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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