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Drug policy creates local outcry
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:02:26 -0700

Three men arrested in recent weeks could get life in prison after being caught with small amounts of edible marijuana products, a fact that has sparked an outcry from some Amarillo residents. Potter County sheriff’s deputies arrested Eli McCarthy Manna, 30, and Andrew Bruce George, 27, after stopping them for an unspecified traffic violation March 16. read more

Potter County issues burn ban
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:31:28 -0700

Potter County joined eight other Texas Panhandle counties when Judge Nancy Tanner issued a ban on outdoor burning Wednesday. Randall County issued its ban on Tuesday. Tanner declared an emergency in regards to fire conditions in the county. “Potter County has had limited rainfall for an extended period and weather forecasters offer little promise of a change in the hot, dry conditions in the ...

Options discussed for new women's jail and mental health facility
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:48:13 -0700

Potter County Officials are looking over options on where and when to build new buildings.

Architect to design and submit renderings for Potter County master planning
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:02:52 -0700

Potter County's regional planning committee is awaiting drawings and renderings of proposed master plan.

Old parking lot may become an investment for Potter County
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:18:52 -0700

Potter County officials are hoping to cash in on a parking renovation project in the future.

Sheriff deputy discovers pot edibles during traffic stop
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:01:20 -0700

Two people were arrested after a Potter County Sheriff Deputy found marijuana edibles during a traffic stop.

District Attorney's Office updating Case Management System
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:03:04 -0700

The Potter County and Armstrong County District Attorney's office is getting new technology that will replace an aging case management system.

Man and Woman Wanted in Floyd County Murder Arrested in Texas
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:14:19 -0800

Floyd Junior Sexton, 33, and Jennifer Gayle Jernigan, 40, were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop in Potter County, Texas.

Burn bans stretch across the Texas Panhandle
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:01:27 -0700

Burn bans are now in effect for several counties across the Texas Panhandle.

Potter traffic stop yields marijuana brownie batch
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:46:42 -0700

Potter County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on drug charges after discovering a cache of marijuana-infused brownies during a traffic stop Monday afternoon. Deputies arrested Eli McCarthy Manna, 30; and Andrew Bruce George, 27, after stopping them on a traffic violation on Interstate 40 west of Amarillo, authorities said. read more