January 3, 2018 EditionAlso in this issue...
Yates seeks re-election
Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates has formally announced that he will seek re-election.
Currently in his second term, Yates will be on the 2018 Democratic Primary ballot on May 22.
A native of Lawrence County, he is a Walnut Ridge High School graduate. He began his career in law enforcement in 1986 with the Walnut Ridge Police Department.
In 1988, he went to work for the Arkansas Highway Police, where he worked for 26 years. As a highway police officer, he was assigned to West Memphis, Little Rock, Searcy and Walnut Ridge.
He and his wife, Kellie, have two children.