Investiture ceremony held Tuesday for Judge Michael Bellamy - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Investiture ceremony held Tuesday for Judge Michael Bellamy

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

The honorable Michael J. Bellamy was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as a circuit court judge in Russell County.

He will be sworn in Tuesday Dec. 10 as the first African-American to serve in that capacity.

He has served the people of east Alabama for almost 30 years. For 14 of those years he served as a municipal court judge in Phenix City and in 1998 became a district court judge.

He says he is glad the governor chose him based on his qualifications.

 "I think that's the important thing that he did it based on my qualifications not my race," he said. "But, I hope it inspires some other young person who very well may be a minority to realize that all things are possible if you prepare yourself."

Judge Bellamy is a native of Phenix City.

He says this is a great opportunity for him to continue serving the community and provide service and leadership.

The swearing in ceremony was at the Central Activity Center in Phenix City.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Driver charged after fatal accident left 3 children dead

    Driver charged after fatal accident left 3 children dead

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:43:54 GMT

    The driver in a fatal accident has been located after leaving the scene of the crash that left three children dead.

    More >>

    The driver in a fatal accident has been located after leaving the scene of the crash that left three children dead.

    More >>
  • Views on body art continue to evolve

    Views on body art continue to evolve

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:42:08 GMT

    Many people would agree that it's hard to be in public and not see a tattoo.

    More >>

    Many people would agree that it's hard to be in public and not see a tattoo.

    More >>
  • Capital murder suspect arrested in Oregon

    Capital murder suspect arrested in Oregon

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:17:41 GMT

    The son of Jackson County murder victim Jerry Kirkendall, Sr. speaking out about his father and the man who is accused of killed him.

    More >>

    The son of Jackson County murder victim Jerry Kirkendall, Sr. speaking out about his father and the man who is accused of killed him.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly