Come this fall, the Canton Public School District will have a new leader. On Tuesday, the Canton Public School Board voted to hire Jefferson Davis County School District Superintendent Ike Haynes to replace retiring Superintendent Dwight Luckett.
After eight years at the helm, Luckett will retire June 30.
The Canton Public School Board took applications from 19 candidates who were interviewed by the Mississippi School Board Association. The field was narrowed to five candidates for another round of interviews with school board members and a community forum, said school board president Johnny Brown.