The new year will usher in many changes in various leadership positions in the county, including the Sharp County Sheriff's Department. As Mark Counts takes office as the new sheriff, the county will bid farewell to a friend and colleague who has been an important part of the county for many years.
Dale Weaver will be retiring from law enforcement at the end of the year. In his honor, there will be a retirement celebration at the Ash Flat Church of Christ.
The reception will be held December 10 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the celebration honoring Weaver. Weaver will be featured in an upcoming edition of Avenues magazine highlighting his career in law enforcement.