- Associated Press - Sunday, December 11, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court is honoring Justice Ann Lamar of Senatobia as she prepares to retire.

The court is holding a ceremony on Thursday for Lamar, who didn’t seek re-election. She will be succeeded in January by Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando, who’s currently a circuit judge.

Then-Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Lamar to the Supreme Court in 2007. She had been a circuit judge more than five years in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate and Yalobusha counties. Lamar previously served as a district attorney and worked in private law practice.

Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. says in a statement that Lamar was “scholarly in her writing, impartial in her actions … and decisive in her votes and opinions.”

Lamar was the third woman to serve on Mississippi’s highest court.

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