By Jean A. Flanagan –
Newly elected Sheriff Bryan Ward is wasting no time in bringing the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department into the 21st century. Ward took the oath of office in December and began working as the new Hardy County Sheriff on Jan. 1. Since then, he has made some significant changes to the way the Sheriff’s Department does business.
“My philosophy is, we’re only as good as the information we get,” Ward said. “I’ve tried to encourage an exchange of information with the public.”
Ward said he is working on improvements to the Sheriff’s Department that, “don’t