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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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
Businesses adjusting to new coronavirus world
Sterrett Ford's birthday was one he will never forget. Ford, who works at the family restaurant, Uncle Henry's Barbecue, turned 25 on March 12th. But there wasn't much to celebrate that day.

"My birthday was the day that everything went wrong," Ford recalled. "It was announced that there were several new cases in Arkansas, including one in Grant County. Schools started closing and panic sort of set it."


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Sheridan native wins Arkansas MSOY award
For years, Julia Bullock has worked to fight addiction in and around her community in Searcy. Now, she's the Arkansas Military Spouse of the Year and hoping to spread her platform across the state.



Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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School feeding plan gets high marks as food and lunches get picked up, delivered
Sporting events are in short supply right now, but the Rev. Dustin Sanders sounded like a man who had sunk a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer when asked how the student feeding program had gone this past week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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No Tull vote center for runoff election
A justice of the peace runoff election that would normally include the use of the vote center in the Tull community will not, thanks to the continuing worry over the coronavirus.
The decision, made by the Grant County Election Commission, means that the only place voters can cast ballots will be at the Grant County Courthouse, both during early voting and also on election day, March 31.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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QC measure to help county, employees in case virus strikes
After a unanimous vote by the Grant County Quorum Court, county employees hit by the coronavirus or possibly infected by it will be able to miss work without losing any pay or time off.
The quorum court passed the ordinance on Monday night after Grant County Judge Randy Pruitt introduced it. He said it was provided to him by the Association of Arkansas Counties, which urged its passage.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Newspaper office closed to general public
In consideration for our staff and customers, the office of The Sheridan Headlight will be closed to the public the next two weeks, March 16-27, in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 18, 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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