Circuit Court

Cases that may be heard in the Circuit Court include:

  • Civil actions over $200,000
  • Felonies
  • Civil action appeals from County Court

Mississippi has 22 Circuit Court Districts with 49 judges. Lowndes County is in the 16th district. Circuit judges are elected for four-year terms. The Circuit Court tries felony criminal cases and civil actions involving issues of $200,000 and above. Appeals from the Circuit Courts are to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Lee J. Howard
Circuit Judge
P.O. Box 1679
Starkville, Ms 39760
662-323-6765

Carrie Kimbrough
Court Administrator for Judge Howard
P.O. Box 1679
Starkville Ms 39760
662-323-6765
Fax 662-232-1121

James T. Kitchens, Jr.
Circuit Judge
P.O. Box 1387
Columbus, Ms 39703
662-329-5919

Lynn Connor
Court Administrator for Judge Kitchens
P.O. Box 1387
Columbus, Ms 39703
662-329-5919
Fax 662-245-4632

Lee S. Coleman
Circuit Judge
P.O. Box 1033
West Point, Ms 39773
662-494-4893

April Edwards
Court Administrator for Judge Coleman
P.O. Box 1033
West Point, Ms 39773
662-494-4893
Fax 662-494-0195