LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

Lawrence County will have a new States Attorney in December. The county board, meeting in regular session Wednesday in Lawrenceville, approved the Republican Party recommendation of local attorney Brady Waldrop to fill the position to be vacated by  current States Attorney Michael Strange when he becomes the new resident Lawrence County Judge in the 2nd Circuit. Waldrop is a Sumner native who attended Red Hill High School in Bridgeport and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University. He is currently a partner with the law firm of Gosnell, Borden, Sloss, McCullough and Waldrop Ltd in Lawrenceville, where he has practiced law since 2015. He is also a sitting member of the Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees and serves as legal counsel for Sumner, Mt Carmel, Allendale, Keensburg and Browns. Also during it’s session, the county board approved the 2021 Fiscal Year independent financial audit and a number of re-appointments to various drainage and water districts. They also will look back into and gather more information regarding a recent sale of property in the Kirkwood Addition to Ambraw Asphalt after being questioned as to the legality of the sale by concerned residents in that area.