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Gargiulo named to replace Terry on bench

Gov. Haley Barbour has named Assistant District Attorney John Gargiulo as the Circuit Court judge to replace to Jerry O. Terry Sr.

A swearing-in ceremony this morning will put Gargiulo on the bench to help prevent a backlog of cases in the judicial district.

The district service Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties.

The Sun Herald will update this story later in the day.