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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • JP's to decide on Circuit Clerk

  • The Jackson County Quorum Court is expected to appoint a new circuit clerk Thursday at their annual meeting in the Jackson County court room at 6 p.m.
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  • The office is vacant after former clerk Lisa Turner plead guilty to misdemeanor theft and resigned from office.
    The court is expected to first entertain a resolution declaring a vacancy in the office of Jackson County Circuit Clerk before entering into an executive session to interview applicants and choose the new clerk.
    The court will then consider resolution 2013-5 declaring the appointment of a successor to fill the vacancy in the office of Jackson County circuit clerk.
    Also on the agenda for the meeting is an update on the jail and detention facility, a presentation of a plaque to the family of the late Justice Joe Kinder and they will discuss an ordinance regarding sales tax and the county road fund.

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