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December 9, 2019

Christmas on the Square set for Dec. 7
The Christmas season in Grant County will once again kick off with the annual Christmas on the Square celebration set for Dec. 7 with the annual Christmas parade, tree lighting ceremony, music, and much more.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rainy day fund set up for radios
Remember when CSEPP was a thing?

That was the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), whose job it was to educate the public on possible hazards associated with storage and incineration of the Pine Bluff Arsenal's stockpile of chemical munitions.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Officials: Internet sales tax proceeds hitting city, county bottom line
For the first time, more people are expected to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals than Black Friday offerings. And there was a time not long ago when cities and counties saw almost none of the sales taxes from all of that - or any other -- internet selling.
No more.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Two SHS seniors killed in crash
A vehicle accident Nov. 26 on U.S. Hwy. 270 East near the Grant/Jefferson county line claimed the lives of two Sheridan High School seniors.
Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident around 1:10 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

As popularity rises so do vape-related illnesses
Twenty-one. That's the number of current cases linked to vaping-related illness in the state as of Nov. 14, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Officials have confirmed four cases, 14 were probable and three remain under investigation, per the department's website. Like many other states, the health department warns residents about the risk of potential lung illness due to using an electronic smoking device, electronic cigarette or vape.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Candidates file, look to March primary date
The easy part is done, but now the candidates have to get ready for the March 3 Primary Election.

Candidates for several local, state and national races had until Nov. 12 to register to run for office. Many incumbents avoided any opposition for their seats, and some will not have a primary opponent and will instead meet their cross-party rival until the general election on Nov. 3.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

County, city leaders tout state's half-cent tax for road work
Last week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson began lobbying for the permanent extension of the state's half-cent sales tax for road and highway work, and Grant County and Sheridan leaders were quick to get on board.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Quorum Court extends MEMS contract, gives thumbs up to solar agreement
The Grant County Quorum Court extended the contract with MEMS ambulance service for another three years at the court's monthly meeting last week.
MEMS provides at-cost ambulance service for the county and is subsidized with a quarter-cent countywide sales tax that has been in place for more than a decade and was renewed by a wide margin of voters two years ago.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sheridan School District considers switch to solar energy
Clear Energy Solar is one step closer to securing a contract for solar energy with the Sheridan School District. Officials with the Arkansas-based company delivered a presentation detailing the benefits of the district switching from electric to solar energy at Monday's school board meeting.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Books now available in vending machines at SIS
At most schools, if you find a vending machine, the most you will be able to get is a tasty or healthy snack. Sheridan Intermediate School offers something a bit more substantial: books.
Recently, the school implemented vending machines that dispense books to students who had earned a coin through special acts.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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