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July 10, 2020


The rise and fall of The Pines mall
On June 14, The Pines Mall closed its doors after being in business for more than 30 years. The once-lively enclosed shopping center brought people from all over southeast Arkansas, including Sheridan, to Pine Bluff to shop, eat and enjoy themselves. But shoppers have been scarce for years, and the few that were left will now be going elsewhere.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sheridan School Board back to meeting in person with safeguards in place
After multiple meetings online via video conferencing, the Sheridan School Board was finally able to meet in person on Monday, June 15.
The meeting was held in the Sheridan High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. All board members were present. Upon entering, all those in attendance were screened for fever. Social distancing was practiced by those on the board by sitting six feet apart from each other across multiple tables, as well as by those in the audience

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hayden Group's white sand finding its way onto top golf courses
As states across the nation begin to relax rules implemented in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), people are leaving their homes eager to participate in outdoor recreation and enjoy the sunlight. While crowded beaches, lakes and ballparks can put you at risk of exposure, there is one outdoor activity where social distancing can be maintained even while enjoying yourself with other people: golf. And one local company is playing an impressive role in ensuring that the golf courses are in pristine condition.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On second thought, Library hitting pause button
Last week, the Grant County Library was all set to reopen. But the threat of additional cases of the coronavirus was enough for officials to postpone that for now.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Stay home and study online or come to campus; students have the option
After a global pandemic abruptly closed schools across the nation this past March and created much uncertainty about the future, the Sheridan School District has finally announced its plans to offer two learning methods for the Fall 2020 School year.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Entergy's solar pitch shot down by PSC City, county studying next move
An Entergy rate request for solar power that Grant County and Sheridan officials had found attractive was denied by the state Public Service Commission last week.
The three-person Public Service Commission, on June 15, posted its order on the matter, saying Entergy's proposed rate request "does not adequately protect the interests of non-participating ratepayers, and is not just and reasonable or in the public interest." The PSC did give the utility the option of resubmitting its proposal within 30 days, an option that Entergy said it would exercise.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Motorcycle vs. pickup accident ends in fatality
A motorcycle versus pickup accident on State Hwy. 46 West last week ended in the death of a Sheridan man.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Crucial summer feeding program working overtime during pandemic
Because of the global outbreak of COVID-19, families across the world and within our community have been in great need. Schools sent children home and various jobs have laid-off workers.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Entergy's second bite at rate apple may go quicker
Entergy filed its initial solar power rate request on August 15, 2019, and it took the state Public Service Commission the entire 10 months allowed by law, until June 15, to issue its decision. A resubmission of parts of the rate request, however, could be handled much quicker by the three-member body.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SSD parents weighing options on fall school choices
Nearly two weeks after the Sheridan School District released its plans for reopening school in the fall, many parents have mixed emotions about where and how their students will be studying.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020


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