County celebrates Day of Prayer one year later - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

County celebrates Day of Prayer one year later

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
Kevin Barnett (Source: KAIT-TV) Kevin Barnett (Source: KAIT-TV)
RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

An event nearly a year in the making brought people together in one area county.

This time last year, much of Randolph County was under water.

So, the National Day of Prayer event that was planned had to wait.

That is, until Thursday night, when more than 120 people gathered at the Randolph County courthouse.

The Ministerial Alliance worked with the Pocahontas mayor and Randolph County Judge to plan this special tribute, paying special respects to first responders, elected officials, and schools across the nation.

The struggles Randolph County residents endured last year made the National Day of Prayer mean so much more.

“We've all reflected on where we were a year ago, what we were doing a year ago,” Pastor Kevin Barnett said. “So, to be able to come together tonight and have prayer as a community something we planned a year ago that we weren’t able to do, to be able to come together tonight, it's uplifting.”

Barnett said it's amazing to see how the community has rebounded.

And though there is still work to be done, for the most part, they are back to operating normally on a day-to-day basis.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Heartcare Center at St. Bernards now open

    Heartcare Center at St. Bernards now open

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:33:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:18:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The second phase of St. Bernards master plan is now complete!

    The second phase of St. Bernards master plan is now complete!

  • Deputies arrest man after pursuit in Independence County

    Deputies arrest man after pursuit in Independence County

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:49:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:02:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A man faces fleeing and drug-related charges after he reportedly led authorities on a pursuit through Batesville, Charlotte and Cord, according to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens. 

    A man faces fleeing and drug-related charges after he reportedly led authorities on a pursuit through Batesville, Charlotte and Cord, according to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens. 

  • FBI: Posting hoax threats to schools not a joking matter

    FBI: Posting hoax threats to schools not a joking matter

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:23:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:00:58 GMT
    The FBI is warning people against posting hoax threats to schools and other public forums. (Source: FBI)The FBI is warning people against posting hoax threats to schools and other public forums. (Source: FBI)
    The FBI is warning people against posting hoax threats to schools and other public forums. (Source: FBI)The FBI is warning people against posting hoax threats to schools and other public forums. (Source: FBI)

    If you are thinking about posting a hoax threat to schools or any other public place, federal law enforcement are wanting people to know that doing so can get you in a lot of trouble.

    If you are thinking about posting a hoax threat to schools or any other public place, federal law enforcement are wanting people to know that doing so can get you in a lot of trouble.

Powered by Frankly