Justices of the Peace

QUORUM COURT:

Ashley County has 11 members who are called Justices of the Peace and are elected every 2 years. 

Ashley County Quorum Court meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 02:30 p.m. in the Ashley County Courthouse – EH Room. 

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The Quorum Court may exercise the following powers, but not limited to:  (a) the levy of taxes in the manner prescribed by law; (b) appropriate public funds for the expenses of the county in a manner prescribed by ordinance; (c) preserve the peace and order and secure freedom from dangerous and noxious activities; provided, however, that no act may be declared a felony; (d) for any public purpose, contract, or join with another county, or with any political subdivision or with the United States; (e) create, consolidate, separate, revise or abandon any elected office or offices except during the term thereof; provided, however, that a majority of those voting on the question at a general election have approved said action; (f) fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employees; (g) fix the compensation of each county officer with a minimum and maximum to be determined by law; (h) fill vacancies in elected county offices; (i) provide for any service or performance of any function relating to county affairs; (j) to exercise other powers, not consistent with law, necessary for effective administration of authorized services and function (ACA 14-14-801).

The County Clerk is the official recorder of the minutes.

QUORUM COURT MEMBERS along with contact numbers:

(ELECTED JANUARY 1, 2019 – DECEMBER 31, 2020)

District Name Phone
JP DISTRICT #1 RON MILLER (870) 510-1299
JP DISTRICT #2 CARLTON “BUDDY” LAWRENCE (870) 737-1409
JP DISTRICT #3 DANNY WADE RICE (870) 853-6175
JP DISTRICT #4 HIRAM TAYLOR (870) 853-5650
JP DISTRICT #5 JIMMY PENNINGTON (870) 853-6778
JP DISTRICT #6 JEFF LANGLEY (870) 500-8956
JP DISTRICT #7 RHONDA PIPPEN (870) 510-0464
JP DISTRICT #8 RICKY SIMS (870) 304-9418
JP DISTRICT #9 BOB RUSH (870) 500-9050
JP DISTRICT #10 RONNIE WHEELER (870) 304-6811
JP DISTRICT #11 GREG SIVILS (870) 304-6461