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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Students in Grant County return to school next week. Poyen Schools start back on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Sheridan Schools start back on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Deputy missing at Lake Ouachita

Keith Wright, a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s office, went missing Friday night while boating and swimming on Lake Ouachita and had not been found as of Monday morning.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in charge of the search, but they are getting help from numerous state and county agencies as well as area police and fire departments and search-and-rescue teams in combing the shoreline and searching the bottom of the lake. Where the 44-year-old deputy disappeared is as much as 90 feet deep.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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News
Library summer reading program finale, Imagination Library Kick-Off

In a “Universe of Stories,” Grant County children were able to write one of their own this summer.

For three decades, the Grant County Library has hosted its annual summer reading program. The summer reading program is a nationwide program through the American Library Association. The association picks a theme that is used in libraries across the United States.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Handguns on courthouse grounds now okay for approved persons

Thanks to a new county ordinance certain individuals can now carry a handgun on courthouse grounds

The ordinance, written by Justice of the Peace Jason Roshto, was first brought to the quorum court for an initial reading in June’s meeting.

The court met in regular conference on July 15.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Art credit for school turned business for youngest "lampworker" in state

What started off as a way to fulfill an art credit for her homeschool curriculum has turned into a start-up “lampworker” business for 17-year-old Olivia Valentine of Rison.

As her mother, Jennifer King, recalls, Olivia, the daughter of Brad Valentine of Sheridan, was in need of an art credit to fulfill her homeschool requirements. Since her mother owned some property in Mountain View, they decided to make a trip to the Arkansas Craft School there to check out the art options.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Wolfe leaves SSD bands to be EEI assistant principal

After 13 years with the Sheridan band program, Dennis Wolfe is broadening his horizons as the new assistant principal at East End Intermediate. The renowned trumpet player is known in the Sheridan School District’s band community for his wild anecdotes, captivating storytelling abilities, professional career with Litttle Rock’s own “Dizzy Seven,” genuine love for music and even greater love for his students.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Remembering... The Mysterious Murder of John Thurman McCool

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a two part series about the unsolved murder case of Thurman McCool that occurred in 1962 and remains one of the top 10 unsolved murders in the state. Part two will be published in next week’s Headlight.


Do you like to read a good murder mystery?  What if the mystery story is about a local man whose life and death became a part of Grant County and Jefferson County history?           

One of the Top 10 unsolved murders of the State of Arkansas happened in January of 1962 in the small, rural Hardin Cemetery east of Sheridan. On January 11th, the gunshot-riddled and frozen body of John Thurman McCool was found in the passenger’s seat of his snow-covered 1960 Pontiac where seven .45 caliber bullets had been fired in killing him.  And the law enforcement of the Grant County Sheriff, the Jefferson County Sheriff, and the Arkansas State Police began an investigation into this brutal murder there in the snow.  



Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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One judge from Grant County, one from Hot Spring County Retired judges shed light on how the split came about

Grant County may wind up with a local circuit judge, not because of a statute or a judicial rule, but because of an arrangement set in motion years ago by two former circuit judges.

For 20 years, Grant and Hot Spring counties have been joined at the hip to form the Seventh Judicial District of Arkansas. With two circuit judge seats split as they are today between the two counties, many might assume that each seat is reserved for a resident from each county. However, the origins of that particular “gentleman’s agreement,” as some have called it (although not by the judges themselves), tell a different story.



Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Sports
High school girls high on U.S. Women's Soccer success

Several Sheridan High School girls’ soccer players said they were exhilarated by the phenomenal success of the United States Women’s Soccer team, but their coach said the effects of such a performance won’t be felt for years to come.

Coach Kirby Johnson said of the players he has now, “I’ve already got them. I won’t get to see the impact of this World Cup win for five to 12 years when the kids in the first, second and third grades start playing.”



Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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SHS athletes take on the heptathlon and decathlon
On Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, members of the Sheridan High School track and field teams were at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville for the annual Arkansas Heptathlon and Arkansas Decathlon.
Sheridan sent six athletes to the event that Head Coach Tony Bone calls “a very grueling two days,” adding that he is “proud of all of our athletes’ performances.”


Wednesday, June 05, 2019
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