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Justices to consider proposed county jail expansion plans

Dalton Sullivan 

The Randolph County jail could more than double in size should they choose to expand the existing facility. That was the conclusion of representatives of Southbuild Team LLC, a firm that specializes in jail construction and renovation, who were in Randolph County this past week to meet with Randolph County officials and talk about jail expansion.

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Peco official updates Intermodal group on company’s construction progress

Members of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) received an update on Peco’s progress from Warren Terrell, Peco Housing Coordinator in northeast Arkansas at last week’s regular monthly meeting.

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Local emergency personnel participate in drill

Pocahontas Fire Chief Jimmy Shields (back to camera) and Randolph County Office of Emergency Management Director Andy Allen discuss procedure during a multi-county emergency drill this past week. The drill consisted of an exposure of anthrax by an individual who had opened an envelope containing the deadly powder.

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Pocahontas defense stops Gosnell threat

Dalton Sullivan 

In front of the largest, loudest crowd to see a Pocahontas football game in several years, the Redskins remain undefeated Friday night with a thrilling, heartstopping 26-20 win over the previously undefeated Gosnell Pirates. The Redskins, playing brilliant defense throughout the game, stopped Gosnell inside the Pocahontas 20-yard line with less than two minutes to go to seal the win.

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BancorpSouth Player of the week

Josiah Marlow, #30 wide receiver and defensive back for the Pocahontas Redskins accepts the Player of the Week football from Melanie Chester, Bancorp- South Representative, on behalf of the defensive team for the Pocahontas/Gosnell game. BancorpSouth has a football on display in the lobby that has been signed by all of the Players of the Week.

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Junior Redskins shut out Rebels

The Pocahontas Junior Redskins improved to 7-1 on the season Oct. 23, with a convincing 28-0 win over the Junior Rebels of Highland at Schoonover Stadium. Coach Morgan’s squad held Highland to only 61 yards total offense, while the Junior ‘Skins ran and passed for 288 yards.

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