THE DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, Joe Nosef (from left), welcomes Lawrence County Sheriff Joel Thames to the Republican Party. He is joined in the welcome by Sen. Sally Doty, Chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Party David Penny and Congressional Rep. Gregg Harper. The sheriff, a Democrat for 28 years, made the announcement official at the Lawrence County courthouse Thursday afternoon.
THE DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, Joe Nosef (from left), welcomes Lawrence County Sheriff Joel Thames to the Republican Party. He is joined in the welcome by Sen. Sally Doty, Chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Party David Penny and Congressional Rep. Gregg Harper. The sheriff, a Democrat for 28 years, made the announcement official at the Lawrence County courthouse Thursday afternoon.

Longtime Lawrence sheriff switches party allegiance

Published 10:23am Friday, December 20, 2013

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