Judge Barnes, along with other returning Court of Appeals Judges Jimmy Maxwell, Bill Myers and Joe Lee, were sworn-in by Chief Judge Leslie King on January 4, 2011 at the Carroll Gartin Justice Building in Jackson.

THANK YOU for your vote and support on Tuesday! I am honored to have your confidence to continue serving on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. No candidate for public office can win by herself, and I am so grateful for your help that made our campaign successful. I know there are so many people who walked door-to-door, made phone calls, put up signs, sent letters, e-mails and text messages that helped get our message out. I want to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for all of the hard work that was put into the campaign, and please know that I will continue to work to keep your trust while serving on the Court of Appeals. THANK YOU!