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December 7, 2019


Candidates file, look to March primary date
The easy part is done, but now the candidates have to get ready for the March 3 Primary Election.

Candidates for several local, state and national races had until Nov. 12 to register to run for office. Many incumbents avoided any opposition for their seats, and some will not have a primary opponent and will instead meet their cross-party rival until the general election on Nov. 3.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

County, city leaders tout state's half-cent tax for road work
Last week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson began lobbying for the permanent extension of the state's half-cent sales tax for road and highway work, and Grant County and Sheridan leaders were quick to get on board.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Quorum Court extends MEMS contract, gives thumbs up to solar agreement
The Grant County Quorum Court extended the contract with MEMS ambulance service for another three years at the court's monthly meeting last week.
MEMS provides at-cost ambulance service for the county and is subsidized with a quarter-cent countywide sales tax that has been in place for more than a decade and was renewed by a wide margin of voters two years ago.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sheridan School District considers switch to solar energy
Clear Energy Solar is one step closer to securing a contract for solar energy with the Sheridan School District. Officials with the Arkansas-based company delivered a presentation detailing the benefits of the district switching from electric to solar energy at Monday's school board meeting.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Books now available in vending machines at SIS
At most schools, if you find a vending machine, the most you will be able to get is a tasty or healthy snack. Sheridan Intermediate School offers something a bit more substantial: books.
Recently, the school implemented vending machines that dispense books to students who had earned a coin through special acts.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Expenses are up; General Fund dips
Councilmember Bill Crossley noticed it when it was time to approve the financial report at this month's Sheridan City Council meeting.

"Is that as low as it's ever been?" Crossley asked.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Purse snatched on Walmart parking lot
A 67-year-old Sheridan woman had her purse snatched from her in the Walmart parking lot, according to a police report, and police are still searching for the culprit and two possible accomplices.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

All skimming cases originated at Murphy location, police say
Despite some reports that the skimming fraud cases that have involved dozens of Sheridan-area residents have happened at other locations, Sheridan Police Chief Jason Teague said last week that it appeared that all such cases originated at the Murphy Oil USA station.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

City following county's lead, will go solar
The Sheridan City Council voted last week to pursue an arrangement with a solar energy company that could save the city as much as $2 million over 30 years.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SES's Newberry named Art Educator of the Year
Sheridan Elementary School's art teacher Jeri Newberry was recognized as the Elementary Art Educator of the Year at the state's Art Educators Fall Conference, which was held Nov. 7 in Little Rock.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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