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Ross retiring as municipal judge

The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen will soon begin looking for a new municipal judge.

Judge John C. Ross has informed the board that he is retiring and will likely preside over his last session of Corinth Municipal Court on Monday.

In a meeting Friday evening, the board voted to publish a request for letters of interest from individuals who are interested in the position, with a deadline of June 27. A date for interviews would follow.

"The board is trying to determine someone to be interim judge and then interview to find someone to permanently fill the position," said City Attorney Wendell Trapp.

He expects the board will likely look for an attorney with some criminal background experience.

In other business during Friday's special meeting:

• The board set a public hearing to coincide with the board's June 19 meeting at 5 p.m. on a street closure request affecting Pierce Street. The request from Meigg Street Church of Christ is to close Pierce Street from Meigg Street south to Scott Street.

• Aldermen reappointed Marcus Simmons to a seat on the Corinth Public Utilities Commission.

• The board approved payment of $111,730.22 to Buddy Ayers Construction for the Tate Street bridge project.