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Ark. highway officials unveil possible routes for future Hwy. 67 N.

Dalton Sullivan 

Representatives of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) were in Pocahontas this past week to give an update on the future of Hwy. 67 north of Walnut Ridge, and to get feedback from elected officials and residents on the particular routes still under consideration.

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Justices fail to pass budget, recess for more study

Dalton Sullivan 

The Randolph County Quorum Court went into recess at the conclusion of its regular monthly meeting this past Thursday night, because they failed to deal with the question of millage, which must be addressed in the November meeting. Millage was just one of three issues, the 2015 budget and the county jail, that were tabled for further discussion with no action being taken by the nine Justices of the Peace (JPs) at the meeting.

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Johnson returns to the Star Herald as reporter

The Pocahontas Star Herald announces that Susan Johnson will be returning to the newspaper as staff reporter. Johnson is a familiar face to readers of the Star Herald as she formerly worked at the newspaper as a sports writer, feature writer and also covered news before she left in 2011 to work in her own family business.

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Pocahontas wins round one

The Redskins’ Nick Smith (2) goes up high to try and deflect a pass in the Pocahontas win over the Pulaski Robinson Senators last Friday night. With the win, the Redskins will be at home again tomorrow (Friday) night when they host Shiloh Christian. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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Redskin defense credited with win

Dalton Sullivan 

If defense indeed wins championships, the Pocahontas Redskins should be well on their way. In the opening round of the Class 4A Playoffs this past Friday night, the Redskin defense forced six turnovers, and defeated the Pulaski Robinson Senators 24-15, to advance to the second round for the first time since 2007, when the Redskins made the state quarterfinals.

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