Circuit Court judge for First District announces retirement


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A judge who has served the First Circuit Court District for 13 years announced his retirement.

James L. Roberts Jr. will retire on February 29.

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Roberts said he is retiring due to health reasons.

Roberts has served as a Circuit Court Judge since 2007.

Over the course of his career, he also held positions as a Chancery Judge and Supreme Court Justice.