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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (center) announced today, during his daily press conference, that all Arkansas public schools will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Education Johnny Key (right) spoke as well explaining that schools will continue alternative methods of instruction through the end of the school year.

We are in this together
"Social distancing" is not something we are used to practicing. What's its purpose? To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and allow medical personnel and facilities a better chance at combating the illness and providing adequate care to everyone in need. That is a necessary process in combating this virus and keeping our nation, state and local communities from experiencing some of the horrific issues other nations have faced and are still facing such as overpopulated hospitals and not enough medical personnel and equipment to adequately treat all of the ill.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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News
City, County make adjustments, keep the wheels turning
With some modifications, Sheridan and Grant County are continuing to take care of business even as the coronavirus continues to spread across the state and the number of deaths climbs.
Doors are locked, but people are working, sometimes unusual shifts or from home, as city and county governments try to keep their employees out of harm's way but also try to continue doing the public's business, whether that's over the phone, through email or by way of careful one-on-one interactions.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Sheridan's 'Masked Crusaders' sewing for a cause
It's no secret that COVID-19 has suddenly shifted our way of life. While at first "social distancing" didn't sound too bad, now more than a week into it, our "house parties" have become epicenters for fear and uncertainty. Sitting at home you may feel like your hands are tied, and that because you're not on the frontlines, your only way of helping restore society as we know it is by living on a wing and a prayer

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Local churches adjusting to coronavirus threat
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically changed the everyday lives of millions of Americans. Schools are closing for the rest of the semester, stores are changing their hours and procedures, state and local governments are enforcing quarantines, and, according to the Department of Labor, unemployment claims skyrocketed to 3.3 million last week. The outbreak has taken a toll on not only our social and economic institutions, but our religious institution as well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Few showing up for early voting for JP runoff
Despite extensive preparations to limit voter exposure to the coronavirus, only 27 people had cast ballots by the end of Friday after a week of early voting, according to Grant County officials.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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State Health Dept. to ask local gyms to close
Two of three local gyms have remained open in spite of the governor's directive that all gyms in the state close, but state Health Department officials said Monday that they would be calling the gyms and asking them to close as well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Virus threat tilts Tull tower question toward Verizon
Many Tull residents and town leaders have been irritated with Verizon in the way it has gone about locating a cell phone tower, but the mayor said the town council will likely approve the tower because of the need for better connectivity, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Sports
Yellowjackets freshman boys basketball finish 2nd in conference
The Sheridan freshman boys basketball team wrapped up their season on Feb. 14. The Jackets lost in the championship game of the River City Conference tournament to Watson Chapel 37-21. The Jackets trailed 19-10 at halftime and cut Watson Chapel's lead to seven at the end of the third quarter.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Sheridan boys split conference games
The Sheridan Yellowjackets fought and fought some more to secure a home win against Little Rock's J.A. Fair, but let Hot Springs get away from them in a road loss.
The Fair game would be a nail-biter the whole way and beyond into overtime.
At the end of the first quarter against Fair in a game played on Feb. 18, Sheridan was down by a score of 10-13.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Sheridan School District Introduces New Mascot
"Buzz Stingerton" as he is known, is the new mascot for the Sheridan Yellowjackets. Buzz, who is the first mascot for the Yellowjackets since the 1990s, will bring entertainment and school spirit to games and other district events throughout the year.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Henry leads Lady Yellowjackets to victory
The Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets (11-10 overall and 6-4 in the 5A-South Conference) had an up and down week last week, but found consistency in Cass Henry, who led the team in scoring in both games.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Indians finish season on high note
The Poyen Indians (10-12) closed out their regular season with a pair of home games last week, winning one game with ease and falling in overtime in the other.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Indians hosted the Ouachita Warriors (25-6) and used 10 3-pointers to stay within striking distance of their visitors.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Brown receives McFadden Award
Brockton Brown was a stand-out football player during his time at Sheridan High School and went on to make his mark on college football at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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