Star Herald News


Peco officials meet with community

Dalton Sullivan 

Over 300 Pocahontas and Randolph County residents were in attendance Monday afternoon at the Black River Technical College (BRTC) Development Center, as officials from Peco Foods, making good on a promise made earlier, came to Randolph County to announce plans  for a $165 million state-ofthe- art chicken processing plant and hatchery just south of the Pocahontas city limits.

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Allen to replace the late Marty Cagle as OEM coordinator

Randolph County Judge David Jansen has appointed Pocahontas resident Andy Allen to replace the late Marty Cagle as the Randolph County Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The appointment was effective this past week.

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Historical Sites Tour this weekend

As spring arrives, jonquils and other flowers mark the sites of old home places throughout our community. Though the flowers may be the only physical reminders left, there are often stories 
about the people who lived at these places - stories that have been passed down from one generation to another reminding us of a time before cars, cell phones, computers, and other trappings of the modern day.

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Lady ‘Skins win Highland tourney

It was another big week in softball for the Lady Redskins. The girls beat Highland three times en route to a perfect 5-0 week, and remain undefeated for the year. On Tuesday, April 1, at Highland, Pocahontas swept a doubleheader from the Lady Rebels. In the first game of the doubleheader, Pocahontas defeated Highland 3-2 in 10 innings.

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NPS Taekwondo holds color belt advancement test

Those receiving belt advancement were Dalton Cooper, Cade Summers, Chantry Fultz, William Throesch, Hunter Mitchell, David Webb, Tucker Bonner, Alex Tinker, Conner Fultz, Ali Ward, Alex Taylor, Trenton Trinidad, James Hamilton, Janie Mondy, Tiffany Rogers, Christian Ward, Michael Glisson, Stanley Jinright, Cody McClendon and Christian Clark. Instructors are Jon Walter, Marilyn Hogan and Carilyn Rouyer.

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