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Polk Square in Huntsville lit up for the Christmas season Friday at the annual Lighting of the Square.
Visitors take photos as Polk Square is illuminated.

Huntsville readies for Christmas with Lighting of the Square

Polk Square in Huntsville lit up for the Christmas season on Friday, Nov. 17, at the annual Lighting of the Square.

County judge tells court jail goes $1M over budget

After a lengthy discussion, the Madison County Quorum Court voted Monday night to hire a new juvenile probation officer requested by Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Stacy Zimmerman and, separately, added evidence technician to the duties of an administrative assistant at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as requested by Sheriff Ronnie Boyd. The court discussed a number of ways of fitting – and justifying – the proposed salaries of each position into the 2023 budget, which closes next month.
Since New River Gorge National River was re-designated as a park and preserve, the Canyon Rim Visitor’s Center has seen a 30% increase in visitors and a 75% increase in spending at its gift shop.

More tourism yields improved economy, cleaned-up town

FAYETTEVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA — After New River Gorge National River became America’s newest national park and preserve in a Covid-relief bill passed at the end of 2020, some area businesses saw an economic boom.

ARcare looks to overall growth in Huntsville, NWA

ARcare Clinic,  Huntsville’s newest medical facility, opened its doors to its new facility last week after approximately a year of planning and building. The clinic will add more doctors and specialists to the Huntsville area and to Madison County. The clinic is located at 14558 Highway 412, just east of McDonald’s in Huntsville. 

Chenoweth trial set to begin Monday in Huntsville

A De Queen man accused of killing three family members in 2021 south of Wesley is scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday in Madison County Circuit Court in Huntsville.

Honoring their sacrifice

Members of the varsity Eagles basketball teams saluted the special veterans in their lives Friday night at the Activity Center.

More Local Sports
Last Tuesday night, Huntsville traveled to Ozark bringing home a 38 to 53 loss.
Kingston High School senior Lila Hartness plays basketball with devotion, love and respect for the game. Playing point guard and post for the Kingston Yellowjackets Girls Basketball team, she dribbles and passes like no other on the court. To help gain more skills for her main sport, you can find her running for cross-country and track. In the classroom, she participates in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). 
St. Paul Saints varsity basketball player Jacob Brown drives hard for the hoop in a recent game against Two Rivers.
Local Obituaries
Ronald Stephen Mounce
Ronald Stephen Mounce, 70, of Delaney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at his home.  
Richard Dean Coleman
Richard Dean Coleman, 74 of Huntsville, passed away late Friday evening, Nov. 17, 2023, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Jeffery Scott Sharp
Jeffery Scott Sharp, 55, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville. 
Helen Pearl Griffith
Helen Pearl Griffith, 88, of Huntsville, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at Meadowview Healthcare and Rehab. 

Keep those letters coming

I thoroughly enjoyed the Lighting of the Square on Friday. Having been a resident of Huntsville only for  about four months, I can say that I was again surprised by the togetherness and community spirit shown at a public gathering.

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 23, 2023

Impact of closing Kingston station Dear Editor, In what I can only imagine was intended to be a windfall to the local dozer / backhoe industry, the Judge “announced” at the Nov. …
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