- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Larry Roberts of Meridian will retire June 30.

Roberts says in a news release Thursday that he wants to spend more time with his family.

Roberts’ career of nearly 37 years includes 9-1/2 years on the Court of Appeals, 19 years as a circuit judge of the 10th Circuit District that includes Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale and Wayne counties, and eight years as a Lauderdale County Court judge.

Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Roberts to a vacancy on the Court of Appeals on Jan. 4, 2006.

Gov. Phil Bryant will make an appointment to fill the vacancy. Since less than half of the eight-year term remains, the governor’s appointee will serve out the remainder of the term. The term ends in January 2017.

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