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Grady C. Gann, Sr.

Grady C. Gann, Sr

Grady C. Gann, Sr., 81, of Greenwood, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Fort Smith.  He was a retired Federal employee at Fort Chaffee, a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Gann of Greenwood, and four sons, Harold W. Smith ... Read More »

Historical Society Meeting Features National Park Ranger from Greenwood

Greenwood Historical Society

A capacity crowd at February’s meeting of the South Sebastian County Historical Society Monday evening heard Greenwood native Cody Faber present the history of the fur trading industry as part of the development of our area and the Louisiana Purchase. Faber is a 2004 graduate of Greenwood High School. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Historical Interpretation at the University ... Read More »

Pro Shop Renovations Taking Place at Vache Grasse

The Pro Shop at Vache Grasse is having an indoor facelift. This is the beginning of a new look for the club. We are calling this “Phase 1” and we will move forward with “Phase 2” in the future. We are very excited with “Phase 1” and invite everyone to our OPEN HOUSE Sunday afternoon, March 2nd.Come check us out! Open House will ... Read More »

Greenwood Student to Represent Arkansas In Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Voice of Democracy

Christian Griffith, a Junior at Greenwood High School was recently named the overall Arkansas State winner of the 2014 Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “Voice of Democracy” essay contest. The essay topic, chosen by the Commander-in-Chief of the VFW, was “Why I’m Optimistic about our Nation’s Future”. The competition was held in Little Rock at the VFW Mid-Winter Conference. Griffith won ... Read More »

Editorial for February 19, 2014

Big Shots in Greenwood! The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) held one of its monthly meetings in Greenwood. They routinely meet in Little Rock with the Director and staff. Occasionally, they are invited out around the state. They’ve all been appointed by the Governor to that commission and they’re all politically savvy folks. Several of them are old friends of ... Read More »

Kevin Jones Named Football’s Offensive Player of the Year 2013

Kevin Jones

Bulldog Fans remember those last second victories courtesy of field goals by Kevin Jones in games last year. They evidently caught the eye of sports fans all over Arkansas and sports journalists as well. But those were just the heart stopping plays of his junior year. Greenwood Kevin Jones, who also plays Wide Receiver and at Defensive Back has been ... Read More »

GHS Wrestling Team Impresses at State Meet

In a clutch performance, the Greenwood Bulldogs, in only their second season of competition, are the best 6A squad in the state, finishing fifth overall behind four 7A schools in the state wrestling meet. Greenwood junior Taylor Compton won his second consecutive state title in the 138-pound category as the Bulldogs earned a total of 141 points. (Photo courtesy of

By Richard White In only its second year of existence, the Greenwood High School wrestling team has taken yet another giant stride forward after competing in the 2014 state wrestling tournament last weekend at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. After winning a pair of individual state championships in 2013, the Bulldogs added one more individual title this year, ... Read More »

GHS Basketball Teams Endure Tough Conference Stretch

Greenwood’s Brittany Branum (13) eyes the basketball just before tip-off against Fort Smith Southside in action last week at H.B. Stewart Arena. (Photo courtesy of

By Richard White While the second half of the 7A/6A Central conference schedule seemed to favor Greenwood’s two varsity basketball teams, Old Man Winter had other plans. With four of their seven remaining games scheduled at home, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs hoped to close out the league schedule on a positive note heading into the post-season. But the weather ... Read More »

Bulldogs’ 2014 Football Schedule Now Official

By Richard White Last week’s ruling by a Pulaski County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Bryant School District has finalized the conference alignments for 7A and 6A. As a result, Alma and Greenwood will be officially reunited in the same league for the next two school years, and probably for much longer, renewing a long-standing rivalry between ... Read More »

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