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SHS cafeteria receives upgrades
SHS cafeteria receives upgrades
SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL students returned to school Monday to start the new year with new improvements to their cafeteria as well as new menu options. Workers spent part of the holiday break making renovations to the cafeteria. Photo provided by Lauren Goins, SSD Coordinator of Communications


Nall appoints Pruitt to fill Judge's seat while out
Kemp Nall, Grant County Judge
Kemp Nall, Grant County Judge

With surgery scheduled for today, Grant County Judge Kemp Nall has left the county judge position in the hands of long-time county employee Randy Pruitt for a few days while he is in the hospital recovering from surgery.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016


SSD bus involved in accident, no injuries reported

A Sheridan Schools bus was involved in an accident on U.S. Hwy. 35 at the Bypass last week when a dump truck failed to stop at the red light, but no students were reported injured and no one was transported to the hospital from the scene.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

New records set for county sales tax

          A new high was set last October for one month sales tax collection in Grant County, according to data reported by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

White Hall Millage Election Set for February 9

White Hall School District voters for the second time in almost 9 months are being asked to raise their property tax rate to help finance a $26.4 million bond issue to build new facilities for the 3,000-student district.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Medicare Drug Database introduced for consumers

Spending on prescription medications spiked 13 percent in 2014, far outstripping the 5 percent general increase in spending on healthcare in the United States, according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It was the highest one-year jump for prescriptions since 2001.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Authorities warn of flooring scam hit Sheridan, Malvern

A flooring demonstration by a salesman may not seem like much more than a nuisance due to the time it takes and having strangers in your home. However, it became much more than that earlier this month for a Sheridan resident when she noticed several items missing from her residence right after the strangers left, and she’s not the first.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

2016 budget includes 5 percent raise for sheriff deputies

The Grant County Quorum Court in December approved the budget for 2016 that will allow spending of just more than $7.5 million against revenues projected at $7.2 million.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 Chamber Banquet well-attended

A crowd exceeding 250 turned out Jan. 23 for the 2016 Grant County Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the Immanuel Baptist Church Epperson Center in Sheridan.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Family alleges pill found in chicken nugget, police investigating

A burger, fries, chicken nuggets, a soda, etc., all common items most any family has grabbed at a fast food restaurant for a quick meal on a busy night at some point, but one Grant County family said they got more than they bargained for with their fast food meal when they claimed they found an unidentified pill in their toddler’s chicken nugget.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two JPs resign seats on museum board

          Grant County Justices-of-the-Peace Grant Westmoreland and Noka Emerson recently resigned from their positions on the county museum board of directors after an attorney advised the county judge that the arrangement represents a conflict of interest.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Leola Crime Watch discusses recent complaints

The Leola Crime Watch met on Jan. 14 to discuss recent complaint reports and activities observed by residents and Crime Watch members.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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