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Early voting underway at Randolph county Courthouse

Gary Johnson of Pocahontas casts his ballot Monday morning during the first hours of early voting for the Nov. 4 general election. As of 9:30 Wednesday morning, 493 Randolph County citizens had already voted early.

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City Council decides timing is not right for purchase of new $238,000 fire truck

In a special meeting of the Pocahontas City Council on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, the six city council members decided not to purchase a new fire truck for the Pocahontas Fire Department. Pocahontas Fire Chief Jimmy Shields had brought up the subject at the regular monthly city council meeting held two days earlier, but the councilmen agreed to table discussion on the possible purchase for two days, allowing for some more study.

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Old tower at BRTC Fire Academy to be torn down

Dalton Sullivan 

Black River Technical College (BRTC) officials, fire chiefs from across Northeast Arkansas, and political leaders were at the BRTC Fire Academy Thursday morning, Oct. 16, for the ceremonial demolition of the old fire tower at the academy. Plans have been finalized for the old tower to be demolished, probably sometime in the next few weeks, and for construction of a new tower to begin sometime in January.

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Pocahontas shuts out Cave City

The Pocahontas Redskins will head into their toughest game of the season with an unblemished record, after defeating Cave City 48-0 last Friday night at Schoonover Stadium. The win gave the Redskins a perfect 4-0 conference record, and overall record of 7-0. The ‘Skins are in a tie for first place in the 4A-3 Conference with Gosnell, and the Pirates pay a visit to Pocahontas tomorrow (Friday) night.

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Chili Cookoff

Maynard Baseball Coach Brent Ignico (left) and Boys’ basketball Coach Adam Blackwell (right) enjoy another bowl of chili as two of the five judges in the Chili Cook-Off as part of Maynard’s Midnight Madness last Friday night. Amy Lynch’s FCCLA Class took home top honors in the chili cook-off, with second place going to Jennifer Ignico. Cindy Dauck won the dessert competition with her gooey butter cake, with Janis Ulmer coming in second.

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