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Business After Hours at old train depot

Dewrell Thompson of the Randolph County Tourism Association discusses the refurbishment of the old train depot in Pocahontas and other tourism-related matters at Monday afternoon’s “Business After Hours,” which is sponsored by the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.

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Downtown Playhouse to feature stage productions in historic movie theater

Anita Murphy 

A historic building in downtown Pocahontas is getting a new lease on life as the old Imperial movie theater on Marr Street is being transformed into a beautiful new venue – the  Downtown Playhouse. Pocahontas residents Mike Dunn and Jake Foster formed a business partnership, purchased the building and brought in as a third partner, Kelly Grooms, a person very familiar to Pocahontas residents.

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Architect updates board on PE Complex

Dalton Sullivan 

All of the principals and administrators with the Pocahontas School District spoke Monday night at the annual Report to the Public, which was part of the September School Board Meeting. Superintendent Daryl Blaxton welcomed those in attendance, and explained what the Report to the Public was about, and who would be giving reports.

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Pocahontas defeats Paragould at home

Dalton Sullivan 

The Pocahontas Redskins opened their home season in fine fashion Friday night by defeating the Paragould Rams 33-12 in action before a packed house at Schoonover Stadium. “What a huge crowd,” Pocahontas Coach Charles Baty said. “Having the big crowd was so important, it just felt special out there.”

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BancorpSouth players of the week

Bev Ducker, Community Bank President of BancorpSouth, presents Zac Huffman #42, left, defensive tackle for the Pocahontas Redskins, the Player of the Week football for the Pocahontas/Riverview game. Ducker, presents Sloan Rogers #36, middle linebacker for the Pocahontas Redskins, the Player of the Week football for the Pocahontas/Paragould game. BancorpSouth also has a football on display at the bank with the signature of each player of the week.

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South Wind Conference competes at AAU

Several swimmers from the South Wind Conference traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics July 30 through August 2. The team was composed of several swimmers from the 
9-team conference as well as swimmers from South Arkansas.

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