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Ivey appoints new Pike, Coffee district attorney, Colbert County circuit judge

Each appointment is effective immediately.


Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the latest round of appointments made by her office on Friday.

James Tarbox, an Enterprise lawyer, will assume the role of District Attorney for the Alabama 12th Judicial Circuit, which covers Pike and Coffee County. The appointment comes after former Pike-Coffee County D.A Tom Anderson announced his retirement and selection as a Supernumerary D.A. by the governor’s office in early January.

Anderson, in that role, will be allowed to choose whether to prosecute certain statewide or local cases at the request of the Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Tom Parker, or the Governor’s Office.

Additionally, the governor’s office announced on Friday that Mitch Hayes, a Tuscumbia lawyer, will serve as circuit judge for the Alabama 31st Judicial Circuit, which encompasses the entirety of Colbert County in the state’s far north-western edge.

Each appointment is effective immediately.

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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