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August 20, 2018

Sheridan students return to school Aug. 15
photo by lauren goins, sheridan schools communications coordinator
SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS gathered last week for a Professional Development day at the Epperson Center at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan. Dr. Cassandra Erkins, a trainer with Solution Tree, helped with the training. Teachers have spent many hours now preparing for the new school year that will begin on Aug. 15.

photo by lauren goins, sheridan schools communications coordinator

SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS gathered last week for a Professional Development day at the Epperson Center at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan. Dr. Cassandra Erkins, a trainer with Solution Tree, helped with the training. Teachers have spent many hours now preparing for the new school year that will begin on Aug. 15.

The arrival of August means that it is once again time for the youth of Grant County to head back to school. The first day of class is next Wednesday.

Sheridan School District Superintendent Jerrod Williams wanted to welcome the students and their families back.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Kickstart program holds first meetings in Sheridan

Last week two meetings were held in Sheridan that kicked off the city’s Kickstart

program. In these meetings, the strengths and weaknesses of the city were

discussed.

This program is a consultant program that brings in outsiders to help improve the

community. This program is being organized by UCA Center for Community and

Economic Development and University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension

Service Breakthrough Solutions Program. This is also being led by the Community

Development Institute (CDI) team.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Cobb sworn in as Justice of the Peace District 5

On Monday morning, Aug. 6, Tommy Cobb was sworn in by Grant County Judge

Randy Pruitt to serve as Justice of the Peace for District 5 for the remainder of this

term.

Cobb

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Sheridan looks toward rerouting sewage water to Hurricane Creek

With the City of Sheridan expanding, the city’s water department is looking to

switch which creek they discharge sewage water into. They currently use Big

Creek, but they want to use Hurricane Creek.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Kissire presides over his first PSD School Board Meeting

When the Poyen School Board met last week for their monthly meeting, they were led by new Poyen School District Superintendent Ronnie Kissire. 

Kissire succeeded longtime PSD Superintendent Jerry Newton as the district’s superintendent last month.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Watch out for students getting on and off buses

With students returning to school this month, a month-long awareness campaign has begun to remind drivers to be careful before and after school. The theme of the campaign is “Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.”

The campaign is being led by the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation and Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association. This is the sixth year that this campaign has been held, but previously it only lasted three weeks.

Explaining the theme, Sheridan School District Transportation Coordinator Rhonda Harris said that a bus driver will typically turn on their lights around 300 feet before they stop. That means that within 300 feet of that bus, there is a child that will be standing near the road that could be hit if a motorist ignores the flashing lights and stop sign.

“If you hit a child, you will never get over it,” Harris said.

It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hammond is new SFD Fire Chief
After long-time Sheridan Fire Chief Tim Stuckey announced his retirement last month, the question of who would serve as his replacement was the obvious unanswered question.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fair Association wins grant

The Grant County Fair Association recently won a grant that will finally allow them to build a new livestock barn with construction planned to begin within the next month.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Newton presides over his final school board meeting

 

The Poyen School Board met last week for their regular monthly meeting, but, unlike meetings held over the last few decades, this one was a little different. Longtime Superintendent Jerry Newton, who is set to retire later this month, presided over his last meeting while his successor, Ronnie Kissire, sat in on the meeting in preparation for taking over the organization next month.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Prattsville needs help installing water meters

In an effort to upgrade utilities, the Prattsville City Council voted several months ago to replace all of the towns water meters.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sheridan City Council honors careers of Stuckey and Adams

When the Sheridan City Council met last week for their monthly council meeting, one of the main topics of discussion was how much the mayor and the council appreciate the work that former Fire Chief Tim Stuckey and soon to be former Chief of Police Bob Adams have done for the city.

Giving his final monthly report, Stucky said May was an average month for the department with 30 calls for assistance from the SFD. Stuckey said that this number is typical and that nothing out of the ordinary occurred. 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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