On May 22 when voters go to the polls, Jim Jones would appreciate your vote for District 1 Justice of Peace.


Jim Jones has served 5 terms on the Lawrence County Quorum Court in Lawrence County. In his 10 years as the District 1 Justice of Peace, Jim said he is proud of the work he and the court has accomplished, but he is especially proud of the Lawrence County Dispatch Center and the consolidated 911 system.


Jones also pointed out that Lawrence County is one of only a few counties in the state operating under budget therefore there have been no millage increases.


The Lawrence County Quorum Court and Judge Dale Freeman are focusing on the economic development in Lawrence County, the court has funded ventures with the Lawrence County Chamber Of Commerce and take great pride in the development of peanut farming in the county. The court has also worked with the Walnut Ridge Police Department, helping fund the additional courtroom built in the new WRPD Police Complex which relieves over-crowding in the Lawrence County Court House.


Jones also stated he is proud of the funding the court places in Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, stating that a local hospital is crucial to growth in the county and provides care for residents of our county.


Jim Jones also praised the County Road Department, understanding how important the upkeep of the roads is to residents of Lawrence County. Jones stated he travels the county roads of surrounding counties and says our roads are in great shape compared to others. Jones stated the court is constantly looking to improve county roads and have several projects going on at any given time.


When asked what the future plans are for the Quorum Court, Jones stated plans for a County Justice Complex including a jail expansion are being discussed as well as future expansion of the growing peanut farming and distribution in the county. Jones also said he looked forward to his continued work with county employees and elected officials.