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April 7, 2020


City, County make adjustments, keep the wheels turning
With some modifications, Sheridan and Grant County are continuing to take care of business even as the coronavirus continues to spread across the state and the number of deaths climbs.
Doors are locked, but people are working, sometimes unusual shifts or from home, as city and county governments try to keep their employees out of harm's way but also try to continue doing the public's business, whether that's over the phone, through email or by way of careful one-on-one interactions.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sheridan's 'Masked Crusaders' sewing for a cause
It's no secret that COVID-19 has suddenly shifted our way of life. While at first "social distancing" didn't sound too bad, now more than a week into it, our "house parties" have become epicenters for fear and uncertainty. Sitting at home you may feel like your hands are tied, and that because you're not on the frontlines, your only way of helping restore society as we know it is by living on a wing and a prayer
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Local churches adjusting to coronavirus threat
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically changed the everyday lives of millions of Americans. Schools are closing for the rest of the semester, stores are changing their hours and procedures, state and local governments are enforcing quarantines, and, according to the Department of Labor, unemployment claims skyrocketed to 3.3 million last week. The outbreak has taken a toll on not only our social and economic institutions, but our religious institution as well.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Few showing up for early voting for JP runoff
Despite extensive preparations to limit voter exposure to the coronavirus, only 27 people had cast ballots by the end of Friday after a week of early voting, according to Grant County officials.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

State Health Dept. to ask local gyms to close
Two of three local gyms have remained open in spite of the governor's directive that all gyms in the state close, but state Health Department officials said Monday that they would be calling the gyms and asking them to close as well.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Virus threat tilts Tull tower question toward Verizon
Many Tull residents and town leaders have been irritated with Verizon in the way it has gone about locating a cell phone tower, but the mayor said the town council will likely approve the tower because of the need for better connectivity, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Businesses adjusting to new coronavirus world
Sterrett Ford's birthday was one he will never forget. Ford, who works at the family restaurant, Uncle Henry's Barbecue, turned 25 on March 12th. But there wasn't much to celebrate that day.

"My birthday was the day that everything went wrong," Ford recalled. "It was announced that there were several new cases in Arkansas, including one in Grant County. Schools started closing and panic sort of set it."

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sheridan native wins Arkansas MSOY award
For years, Julia Bullock has worked to fight addiction in and around her community in Searcy. Now, she's the Arkansas Military Spouse of the Year and hoping to spread her platform across the state.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

School feeding plan gets high marks as food and lunches get picked up, delivered
Sporting events are in short supply right now, but the Rev. Dustin Sanders sounded like a man who had sunk a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer when asked how the student feeding program had gone this past week.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020


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