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January 24, 2021


Judge Easley retires after over 30 years in law
Circuit Judge Eddy Easley has stepped down after eight years on the bench of the Seventh Circuit Court of Arkansas. Judge Easley, whose impressive legal career spanned 33 years, surprisingly told us that he didn't originally plan on practicing law.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Sheridan School Board members recognized during first meeting of the year
The Sheridan School Board of Education met for its first meeting of the new year this past Monday, January 11. January is School Board Appreciation Month, and each of the board members were surprised with a special gift.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

State moves to next phase of COVID vaccination
The next phase of the vaccine rollout in Arkansas is set to begin this week. Phase 1-B, as outlined by the Arkansas Department of Health, includes seniors who are 70 years of age or older. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson outlined this transition to Phase 1-B in his weekly press conference last week.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Readers respond to Capittol melee
The year 2020 will forever go down as one of the worst years in modern American history. A global pandemic surged across the country, racial tensions soared after numerous controversial altercations between police officers and persons of color, and a divisive election threatened to tear the nation apart. As 2020 drew to a close, the hope was that 2021 would be a much better year.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

White returns to private sector of law
After serving for three years on the bench of the 33rd State District Court of Arkansas, Judge Emily White has returned to the private sector. White has joined the Little Rock Office of Caddell Reynolds Law Firm.

"Outside of family, working for the people of Arkansas occupies the largest portion of my heart, and has for 19 years. Whether in public service as a prosecutor, disciplinary counsel to the judiciary and a judge or working in private practice, my goal remains the same: work hard for each and every person I represent," White said in an email to the Headlight.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Council awarded $180,000 CARES ACT grant
The Sheridan City Council gathered for its first meeting of the new year this past Tuesday, January 5. The meeting was held at the Sheridan Recreation Center so that social distancing could be observed. Sheridan Clerk/Treasurer Carrie Smith informed the council that the city had been awarded over $180,000 from the state's CARES ACT funding
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Gibson takes office as 33rd District Court judge
Billy Jack Gibson was sworn in as the newest judge for the 33rd State District Court of Arkansas. The oath of office was administered to Judge Gibson by Circuit Judge Chris Williams on New Year's Day in Malvern.

Judge Gibson said that he looks forward to serving the community.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Quorum court sets meeting dates, JPs sworn in
The Grant County Quorum Court met for a special meeting this past Tuesday, January 5. The special meeting has to be held every two years to swear in new members and set the times, dates, and locations for the regularly scheduled monthly meetings.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

First round of COVID-19 vaccines hit Grant County
The first round of the COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Grant County this past Wednesday, December 30. The vaccine arrived at McCoy Tygart Pharmacy on the previous Monday.

The employees of McCoy Tygart and Sheridan Family Pharmacy were among the first to receive the vaccine. The Arkansas Department of Health had recommended that those going out to administer the vaccine be vaccinated first.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Stephen Shirron was sworn in as the newest circuit judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Arkansas at the Grant County Courthouse on New Year's Day. The oath of office was administered by Shirron's father, former Circuit Judge Phillip Shirron.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021


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