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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sheridan School Board suspends superintendent
Jerrod Williams
Jerrod Williams
Eleven months after voting unanimously to extend Superintendent Jerrod Williams' contract with the Sheridan School District, the Sheridan School Board has voted unanimously to suspend Williams with pay and look for his replacement.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
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News
Looking Back: Top headlines in 2021
At the conclusion of every year, the staff at the Sheridan Headlight writes its annual "Year in Re-view" article where we look back at the news and events that happened in the community the previous year. Most local news cycles were dominated by COVID-19, weather phenomena, and education issues in our community. Here is a chronological review of some of our favorite (good and bad) stories from the past year:

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Quorum Court approves 2022 budget
The Grant County Quorum Court met last week for its December meeting. The meeting was relatively short, with the court taking care of some end of year formalities, including adopting next year's budget.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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New traffic signs near East End schools approved
The Sheridan School District Board of Education met last week for its regular meeting.

The meeting was kicked off with East End Middle School Interim Principal Dr. Blaine Alexander recognizing Bernard Morgan for its recent success at the special Olympics. Morgan won a gold medal in bowling at the Professor Bowl in Little Rock last month.


Monday, December 27, 2021
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Election Commission approves new JP election zones
The Grant County Election Commission has approved the new district map the Grant County Quorum Court. In accordance with state law, the commission was required to redraw the seven zones of the county to reflect the results of the 2029 Census. Grant County Clerk Geral Harrison said this process can be tougher than one might think.

Monday, December 27, 2021
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County sees change in new House, Senate districting
The Arkansas Board of Apportionment voted unanimously to approve the new legislative district maps for both houses of the Arkansas General Assembly during a meeting last Monday. Grant County's representation in both the Arkansas State Senate and Arkansas House of Representatives changed significantly.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Early Ford & Ferry Sites Along the Saline River
Bridges utilized for crossing the Saline River, as well as several local creeks were not built until the late 1800's, and into the early 1900's. Prior to the development of bridges, travelers sought out & crossed these waterways at shallow places called "fords." At low - water time, fords were typically only a few feet deep, while at other times, they too, were flooded and impassa-ble. Many of these old fords were well - known by the Native Americans, and later became sites for bridges and ferries.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Sports
Lady Jackets dominate on the court with Guy-Perkins
The Sheridan Lady Jackets picked up a win in dominant fashion at home last week versus Guy-Perkins.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Lady Indians start streak anew
After picking up their first conference win of the season at home against Foreman, the Poyen Lady Indians (7-3 overall, 2-2 in the 7-2A Conference) saw their momentum abruptly halted with a 39-30 loss on the road to the Caddo Hills Lady Indians (11-6, 4-2) on Monday, Dec. 13.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Ouachita still a roadblock for Junior Indians
The Poyen Junior Indians (4-5) faced a familiar foe on the road to start the week, falling to the undefeated Ouachita Warriors 50-25 on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Lady Jackets prevail against Monticello Billies
The Sheridan Lady Jackets enjoyed moderate success at home last week, picking up one of two wins for the week. The Lady Jackets prevailed against Monticello, routing the Billies 50-22.

Monday, December 27, 2021
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Indians record first win of year
The Poyen Indians (1-6 overall, 0-4 in the 7-2A Conference) achieved their first win of the season dur-ing a road trip to an old rival.

Monday, December 27, 2021
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Indians run out of time
The Poyen Indians had a historic run in the 2021 season, advancing to the Class 2A State Semifinal for the first time in school history. The Indians (8-5) had an opportunity to extend that run to the championship game, but game up a yard short on their upset bid in a 20-18 road loss to the top-ranked McCrory Jaguars (12-1) on Friday, Dec. 3.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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