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Justices approve 2015 budget; fund appropriations

Anita Murphy 

The Randolph County Justices passed its 2015 budget in a meeting Dec. 11. The ordinance also appropriated funds and transfers for the operating accounts. Total anticipated revenue for 2015 is $11.5 million of which $10.5 million was appropriated to the various accounts.

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City Attorney-elect excited about new opportunity

Susan Johnson 

‘Life’s too short not to get involved” is the reason behind Pocahontas City Attorneyelect Alex Bigger’s reason for joining the world of politics. Actually, Bigger said his recent campaign for the office of City Attorney was not his first campaign. Bigger said he was very involved with politics during his collegiate years, he had the experience and he knew how to run a successful campaign.

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Outgoing county officials receive recognition for service

After the regular Quorum Court meeting Dec. 11, two outgoing Justices of the Peace and the retiring County Clerk were honored with plaques expressing appreciation from the Quorum Court for their service to the county.

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Lady Redskins win Lyon College/Mark Martin Tournament, now 9-1

By Terry Presley 

The Pocahontas Lady Redskins faced off against Batesville Southside for the second consecutive tournament championship, and came away with a hard fought 40–39 victory to improve their record to 9–1 for the season.

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Farm Bureau presents athletic awards

Forty-five finalists and their families from across the state attended the 2014 Farm Bureau Awards Dec. 15 in North Little Rock. The Farm Bureau Awards honor Arkansas’ top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The veteran staff at Hooten’s Arkansas Football selects three finalists for each category, and those 45 finalists and their families are invited to attend the Farm Bureau Awards in North Little Rock.

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