ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) - Stan Vinson has been officially appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to be the new coroner for Baldwin County.
The Press Register reports the appointment Thursday.
Coroner Jim Small died Aug. 27 and Probate Judge Adrian Johns named Vinson to the interim position in September.
Now Vinson will serve out the rest of Small's term, which will end in January 2011.
Vinson said he is likely to run for the office in next year's election.
Baldwin County's coroner is paid $15,277.60 annually.