Q May someone serve in an interim or holdover capacity for longer than one hundred (180) days after the expiration of the term to which he or she was appointed in a position required to be filled by appointment of the local governing authorities through the procedure applicable to the local system of governance?

A No, The Mississippi Legislature passed Senate Bill 2587, which is applicable to all municipalities regardless of the form of government: (1) No person shall serve in an interim or hold-over capacity for longer than one hundred eighty (180) days after the expiration of the term to which he or she was appointed in a position that is required by law to be filled by appointment of the governing body of a municipality, or by mayoral appointment with the advice and consent of the council or aldermen, including positions on boards, commissions or authorities. (2) If such position is not filled within one hundred eighty (180) days after the expiration of the term, no municipal funds may be expended to compensate any person serving in the position. If an appointed position must be filled by the board or council, the person currently holding over in the position cannot serve for more than 180 days after the term expires. If the employee holds over longer than 180 days after then end of the term, no municipal funds may be used to pay the employee.