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April 7, 2020

QC measure to help county, employees in case virus strikes
After a unanimous vote by the Grant County Quorum Court, county employees hit by the coronavirus or possibly infected by it will be able to miss work without losing any pay or time off.
The quorum court passed the ordinance on Monday night after Grant County Judge Randy Pruitt introduced it. He said it was provided to him by the Association of Arkansas Counties, which urged its passage.

Wednesday, March 25, 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

We are in this together
"Social distancing" is not something we are used to practicing. What's its purpose? To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and allow medical personnel and facilities a better chance at combating the illness and providing adequate care to everyone in need. That is a necessary process in combating this virus and keeping our nation, state and local communities from experiencing some of the horrific issues other nations have faced and are still facing such as overpopulated hospitals and not enough medical personnel and equipment to adequately treat all of the ill.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Schools close, folks hunker down
On Wednesday, March 11, the first coronavirus patient was announced - and the person was in isolation in Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. That was enough for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to declare a public-health emergency.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Community pulls together; food to be available for students during virus outage
Last week, the state closed schools in Grant County and three other counties to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Attempting to fix that problem, however, created another because when schools are closed, students who depend on getting a meal while there are suddenly going to be going without.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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