Ron Ward will leave the office of sheriff for a new position with Hillsboro Schools.
Highland County Sheriff Ron Ward says November 16th will be his last day in office, as he leaves for a position with Hillsboro City Schools.
Ward has been hired as the Hillsboro School Transportation Supervisor, beginning November 11th.
That means he will be in the office of sheriff for five days after becoming the transportation supervisor.
Chuck Middleton will become sheriff on an interim basis, until a successor for sheriff is selected by the Highland County Republican Central Committee.
Ward has been the Highland County Sheriff for 14 years, but has been with the department for 28 years.