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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


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

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

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

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

Kohler vaccine mandate continues
Keeping in step with the nationwide tide of corporations seeking to vaccinate their employees, Kohler is moving forward with its vaccine initiative, despite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suspending enforcement of its rule that vaccines be required for employees at businesses with over 100 employees. A Kohler Company spokesperson confirmed that the corporation had no plans to suspend its own previously announced vaccine mandate.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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

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

Golf tournament raises over $8,000 for Angel Tree
The Sheridan County Club held its 15th annual "Christmas Wish" golf tournament back on Octo-ber 16. The one day tournament raised over $8,000, thanks to the generosity of sponsors and competitors. The money was used to adopt thirty children from the Grant County Angels Tree. Volunteers and tournament officials went shopping for Christmas presents for the children this past Friday, November 12.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dangerous intersection in East End leads to proposed rerouting of traffic near EEMS
The intersection of Highway 167 and Carl Moren Road in East End has been the site of numer-ous major accidents over the years. Just last Thursday, the area was the scene for two separate major accidents, with an individual involved in one having to be airlifted to the hospital.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

COVID numbers showing decline in county, schools
Grant County, like the rest of America, has fought a hard, devastating battle against COVID-19. The bulk of this battle was fought against the delta variant over the summer months.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021


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