June 5, 2013 10:45:05 AM
Local attorney Caroline Moore has been appointed the new City Prosecutor for the City of Starkville.
Moore will be taking the reigns from Roy Carpenter Jr., who served as both the city and county prosecutor for more than 25 years. Moore announced his retirement late last month.
The move was made official Tuesday night at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting after the item to name the position was placed on the consent agenda.
Moore has been practicing law for 15 years, including time as the county prosecutor and public defender in Winston County. She is currently serving as Guardian Ad Litem for the Youth Court of Winston County.
In her application, Moore said her family moved to Oktibbeha County over the Christmas holidays for the sole reason of this job opportunity. Moore has two sons, who have both graduated high school and are out of the house, something she said will help her focus her attention on the position.
She will be receiving a $50,000 salary.
In other action, the Aldermen decided to table Taylor Adams' Fiscal Year 2013 financial report, which was reported to have included an examination of the Starkville Parks Commission's use of its two-percent food and beverage budget.