The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted 4-0 to hire Shalonda Sykes as the new Oktibbeha County Justice Court clerk.

Shalonda Sykes interview

Shalonda Sykes during her interview with the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.

Sykes was one of four candidates interviewed for the position, along with Martesa Bishop-Flowers, Jo Helen Walker and Tawanda Weaver-Ware.

Sykes served as court clerk in the Starkville Municipal Court after the election of former clerk Tony Rook as the county's circuit clerk in 2017.

Supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of hiring Sykes, with District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery absent.

For more on the hire, read Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.

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