Rep. Johnny Stringer of Jasper County has received the prestigious chairmanship of the House appropriations committee. Stringer has served in the House since 1980.
New House speaker Billy McCoy made the appointment this week.
Stringer is a farmer from Montrose. He represents Jasper, Newton and Jones Counties.
Sen. Videt Carmichael of Meridian is the also the new chairman of the veterans and military affairs committee, a position he sought.
Carmichael is in his second term serving Lauderdale and Clarke Counties.