Mingo County Assigns New Leaders

Mingo County has a new prosecutor and commissioner. Teresa Maynard had been acting as the county's prosecutor since Michael Sparks resigned, and was officially sworn in as prosecutor Wednesday. Maynard had been an assistant under former prosecutor Michael Sparks and now takes over the job. Mike Carter is a member of the county's Board of Education and will have to resign his post, and then he'll be sworn in as the new commissioner, taking the place of David Baisden. Sparks and Baisden are facing charges in separate federal investigations.