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Amherst County swears in new Sheriff

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AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS10) - As of December 29th, 2015, there's a new sheriff in town in Amherst County.

That's when Ernest Viar Jr. officially took his oath of office.

The swearing in ceremony took place at the Amherst County Circuit Court and was conducted by Judge Gamble.

Vair replaces Sheriff L.J. "Jimmy" Ayers III.

Ayers had held the office since 1996.