Copiah County Supervisors met in special called session December 27 to deal with resignations and temporary appointments. The resignations were the result of officials leaving office and taking advantage of year-end tax and retirement benefits by leaving office before the end of the year. The appointments had to be made to fill the positions until new officials take office. District Five Supervisor Jimmy Phillips submitted his resignation as supervisor as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31 and newly elected Supervisor Judson Jackson was appointed to serve six days in that office until he is legally sworn in to a full term on January 6, 2020. Acting Sheriff Derrick Cubit submitted his resignation as of December 31 as sheriff and was appointed as a sheriff’s deputy awaiting action of the newly-elected sheriff on January 6, 2020. The Supervisors adjourned for 2019 at the close of the meeting December 27 to meet in regular 2020 session January 6 at 9 a.m.