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Officers investigating string of vehicle break-ins

Grant County law enforcement officials, along with other agencies in Arkansas, are investigating a string of vehicle break-ins across the state, some of which have occurred in Grant County and within the City of Sheridan.

Back in March the Sheridan Police Department received multiple reports of vehicle break-ins at the ballparks across from the Sheridan Recreation Center as well as several others over the past few months. The Grant County Sheriff's Department has received reports of at least two vehicle break-ins they feel are connected to the others.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Escaped inmate remains at large

An inmate convicted of murder escaped from the Arkansas Department of Correction’s Pine Bluff Unit at 890 Free Line Drive in Pine Bluff on June 21 remains at large as of press time on Monday. The main search area has been in a 20-25 mile radius of Jefferson and Grant counties, especially in the Princeton Pike/Highway 190 area. Residents in the area and people traveling in the vicinity are urged to use caution.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sheriff asks Attorney General for opinion on expungement

Sheriff Ray Vance was granted a continuance June 30 by Circuit Judge Chris Williams to allow time for Vance to receive an opinion from the state’s attorney general on the constitutional legality of removing a person from office even though the person’s conviction had been expunged.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

State tracking sales taxes by industry

A new report implemented this year by the Department of Finance confirms that more than half of the sales and use tax generated in Grant County comes from the consumption of food, utilities and general merchandise. The report, created at the request of the Arkansas Municipal League, allows local government leaders to see from what types of business activity in their communities the revenue is created.  By ordinance, businesses throughout the county must assess a 1.25 percent tax on goods and services. 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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