MACON, Miss. - (WCBI) A familiar face is now acting Circuit Clerk in Noxubee County.
Freda Phillips is filling the vacancy created when her old boss Carl Mickens retired.
Mickens was just 1 year into his sixth term.
His last day was December 31.
Phillips, a Brooksville native, worked under Mickens for 17 years.
The Board of Supervisors gave her the nod by a 3-to-2 vote.
Under state law, a special election will be held in November to find Micken’s permanent replacement.