Two icons in the Mississippi legal community are no longer with us with the passing this week of Judge Marcus Gordon and famed attorney Gene Tullos of Smith County.

Here is a Jerry Mitchell Clarion-Ledger article on the passing of Judge Gordon. He served as a Circuit Judge for over 36 years. He is best

On Monday Gov. Barbour’s office announced the appointment of District Attorney Eddie Bowen to replace the late Judge Robert Evans as circuit judge in the 13th District (Covington, Jasper, Smith and Simpson counties).

Bowen had been the D.A. for the district since 1999. Perhaps most importantly, Bowen’s D.A. experience gives him name recognition in the district. That will presumably