During last night’s meeting of the Izard County Quorum Court, a former sheriff was selected to complete the term of Sheriff Earnie Blackley.
Jack Yancey (pictured) was the selection. In 2017, Yancey completed the term of former Sheriff Tate Lawrence, who also passed away in office.
Yancey comes from work on the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force. He commanded that group — which took over a half-million dollars in drugs off the street in 2019.
Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ. White River Now updates are also broadcast weekday mornings on 93 KZLE, Outlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email White River Now at email@example.com. Be sure to like and follow White River Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.