JONESBORO, Ark. – A new Justice of the Peace will soon represent District One in Craighead County.
The Craighead County Quorum Court voted unanimously to declare the seat vacant Monday night at their regular meeting. This was following nearly a year of absenteeism by JP Ken Stacks, who previously held the position.
Stacks told several he was ailing and unable to attend meetings. He resigned his position effective last month.
The position must now be referred to Governor Asa Hutchinson. He will appoint a replacement for the remainder of the term. Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday’s office will be responsible for the referral.