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February 22, 2018

Little free libraries open across county
SEVERAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS joined local and state educators and officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Little Free Libraries program. The program was a joint effort of the Grant County Library and Sheridan and Poyen public schools to bring books to rural areas where the library is not as easily accessable and promote literacy throughout the county. The old newspaper boxes, donated by The Sheridan Headlight, were refurbished into little libraries and placed throughout the county in places like Leola, Tull, Poyen, Prattsville, etc. where anyone can pick up a book to read and/or drop one off for someone else to enjoy. Photo by Tanner Newton

SEVERAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS joined local and state educators and officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Little Free Libraries program. The program was a joint effort of the Grant County Library and Sheridan and Poyen public schools to bring books to rural areas where the library is not as easily accessable and promote literacy throughout the county. The old newspaper boxes, donated by The Sheridan Headlight, were refurbished into little libraries and placed throughout the county in places like Leola, Tull, Poyen, Prattsville, etc. where anyone can pick up a book to read and/or drop one off for someone else to enjoy. Photo by Tanner Newton

Want a book? Pick one up. Got one you've read? Drop it off. It's a literacy thing. That's the theme of the "Little Free Libraries" that were placed into service last week around Grant County.

The ribbon cutting for these happened last Monday, but the nine that have been created were already in service, ready for business.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018


2018 Chamber banquet winners announced

The annual Grant County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held last Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church.

The guest speaker at the event was Arkansas celebrity Steve “Wildman” Wilson.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Driver faces manslaughter after wreck caused death of woman

A Louisiana man is being charged in the death of a local woman who died as a result of an automobile accident in August 2017.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

App to help fight fires coming to Prattsville

An app that will map out all the fire hydrants in Prattsville will be created. This was approved at last week’s Prattsville City Council meeting.

An app that will map out all the fire hydrants in Prattsville will be created. This was approved at last week’s Prattsville City Council meeting.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Free flu shots available
As flu season continues, the Arkansas Department of Health is offering free flu shots at local health units
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hammond named new board member for Poyen schools

Poyen School District has a new school board member following the resignation of Josh Beaver at last week’s monthly school board meeting.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sheridan police calls up, repairs needed at jail

Sheridan’s streak of decreases in police calls was broken last month when there was an increase in calls over the previous year. This was announced at last week’s Sheridan City Council Meeting.

A recurring element of city council meetings over the past year has been Chief of Police Bob Adams announcing a decrease of calls during the previous month compared to the previous year. However, January saw a 5 percent increase in calls.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Conway man sentenced to 110 years in prison for drug related charges

Sheridan, Ark. - Teresa Howell, Prosecuting Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District of Arkansas, announced on Feb. 8 that a Grant County jury consisting of six men and six women found Conway resident Royal Martin guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The State’s case was presented to the jury by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Norman Frisby.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Carder announces re-election campaign for District 6 Justice of the Peace

Tony Carder (D) today announced his intention to seek another term as Justice of the Peace. Carder, who is serving his 15 teem, has represented District 6, which includes Poyen and Leola. He currently serves as Chairman of the Grant County Budget Committee and is a member of the Grant County Road Committee.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tull Community Center to get security cameras

Over the last year, the Tull Community Center has been the spot for several acts of vandalism.

Hoping to put a stop to this behavior, the Tull City Council announced that it is going to install security cameras on the property.

Council member Nathen Welch told the council that the project will cost a little under $200.

The center will get four cameras. These cameras will not be wireless, and Welch said they should be installed by March.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prosecuting attorney warns about opioid crisis

Prosecuting attorney Teresa Howell told Sheridan Rotarians last week that an opioid addiction can happen to the most unsuspecting among us. 

“One thing we all need to be aware of is that we are all one car wreck away from dealing with this,” Howell said.


Friday, February 09, 2018


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