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Governor Reeves makes new judicial appointment in South Mississippi

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 14, 2021

Governor Tate Reeves announced a new judicial appointment on the Mississippi coast on Thursday.

Joel Smith who is the current Harrison County District Attorney, will now serve on the Court of Appeals for the Second District and Crosby Parker will serve as the new District Attorney.

Joel Smith was originally elected as District Attorney for the Second District in 2011. He ran unopposed in that election and succeeded longtime district attorney Cono Caranna, who retired from the office. He is a Gulfport native and attended Ole Miss Law School. He worked under longtime DA Caranna for 11 years before running for the office himself.

Crosby Parker currently serves as the Assistant District Attorney for the Second District.

“These men are going to bring a devoted spirit and unbeatable work ethic,” Governor Reeves said. “I’m excited to see what they can accomplish, and proud to be a part of this great day!”


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: