Randolph County Archive

  • K-9 ‘Happy’ transfers to Randolph County, finds fire-starters

    POCAHONTAS – An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission K-9 helped a northeast Arkansas fire department find the people suspected of starting a brush fire in early January. The Pocahontas Fire Department responded to the midmorning fire in a wooded city block after a 911 call, […]

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  • Randolph County Man Receives 36 months in 2016 Shooting Death

     James “Dexter” Yancy age 26 of Pocahontas waived his right to a jury trial and has pled guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of Nicholas Wayne Dawson in 2016. Yancy claimed self-defense concerning the shooting that occurred during a fight between the two men. […]

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  • Levee Overflows and Shelters in need of donations and volunteers

    Randolph county officials reported this morning that water was overflowing the top of the levee. There is a flash flood warning for Randolph and Lawrence counties. Water is now predicted to crest 31.5. Water is already flooding the Pocahontas BRTC campus and is expected to […]

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  • ​Randolph County Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Ex-Husband

    Henry Boyce, Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, announced today Kathy Jane Hart, 55, of Maynard, pled guilty to Murder in the Second Degree on Friday, November 18th in front of Circuit Judge Harold S. Erwin. Murder in the Second Degree is a Class A Felony […]

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  • Victim Identified In Early Morning Death In Pocahontas On Saturday

    Arkansas State Police are investigating an early morning death in Pocahontas. The ASP Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of Nicholas Wayne Dawson, 28 years old of Pocahontas according to Bill Sadler, Public Information Officer for the Arkansas State Police. Sadler states at 4:30 […]

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  • Sunday Is Deadline For Randolph County Wet/Dry Issue

    Sunday at 5 pm is the deadline for signatures to be turned in in the Randolph County Wet/Dry issue. A group called Keep Revenue In Randolph has for 6 months been gathering signatures to have the issue placed on the November Ballot. Earlier in the […]

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