WILLIAMSON – Mingo County Magistrate Deloris “Dee” Sidebottom is retiring effective Oct. 31, and Mingo Circuit Judge Miki J. Thompson has appointed a replacement.
“Retiring has been a difficult decision for me and one I have struggled with for
months," Sidebottom said in her letter to Thompson. "However, I believe it is time for me to turn over the job. Thirty years is a long time to be in politics. I will truly miss my co-workers and my friends."
On Sept. 4, Thompson appointed Brock Mounts of Gilbert, who she said has worked in the legal field for 15 years. He currently is a legal assistant at Sammons Law Office in Gilbert.
Mounts will serve until the end of Sidebottom’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2016.