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Jail Committee sends jail expansion to full RC Quorum Court

By Cord Rapert

POCAHONTAS — The Randolph County Quorum Court Jail Committee voted unanimously to have the full court take up the possibility of calling a special election to OK long-term financing for a detention center expansion. “There’s not a choice,” Judge David Jansen said. “We can either keep sending money out of the county or we can keep the money here and add-on.”

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Randolph County Nursing home slated for August opening

By Cord Rapert

Pocahontas — Residents of the Randolph County Nursing home could see a move-in date of August 1 into their new 93,000 square foot state of the art nursing home off Camp Road if all goes according to plan. Construction superintendent Mike Caine and building architect Paul Hoelscher are both optimistic that the finishing touches will be done and the new facility will be ready to occupy by the first of August.

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Delinquent property taxes sent to state

POCAHONTAS — Randolph County Collector Norma Hibbard-Pickett has certified 47 parcels for collection by the Commissioner of State Lands. The properties, all delinquent in property tax, will have state induced penalties and fines added.

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City to hold July fourth fireworks show

The City of Pocahontas will hold its annual fireworks show 9 p.m. July Fourth at Riverfront Park. A Pocahontas woman, Anna Flanery, braved the extreme temperatures on Tuesday at Uncle Sams Fireworks to sell everything from bottle rockets to extreme family packs to raise money for the youth of her church.

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Shotgun given away by “Friends of the Old Historic Courthouse”

Pictured, from left, Connie Bushman, Carolyn Ley, Kary Story, Charlotte Jansen.The Historic Old Randolph County Courthouse’s Interior Lift Committee held a raffle recently to raise money for an elevator for the “Friends of the Old Historic Courthouse.” Kary Story was winner of the shotgun.

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Paragould Rotary Club and BRTC team up for 5K walk/run

On Saturday, June 13, Black River Technical College partnered with the Paragould Rotary Club to hold the first Rotary 5K at BRTC walk/run on the BRTC Paragould campus. Ninety-seven men, women, and children participated.
The race began at 8 a.m. and the first runner complete the race at 8:19:10 a.m. The race was an officially timed event, facilitated by Stearns Race Timing. Full results can be found on their website.

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Pocahontas Aquatic Club competes in Mountain Home Swim meet

Pocahontas Aquatic Club (Pac Dolphins) placed 2nd overall out of 6 teams this past Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Mountain Home.
The rankings also included a 2nd place win for the Women and a 1st place win for the men. Other teams to compete in the Mountain Home Swim meet were Mountain Home Hurricanes, Green County Gators, Batesville Torpedoes, Stone County Stingrays, Jonesboro Jets, and Wynne Marlins.

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