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The City of Huntsville will use the results from its recent online survey to build a strategic plan. More than 1,000 people responded to the survey.

Respondents speak against high taxes, schools, housing

Most Madison County residents participating in a recent survey conducted by the City of Huntsville said they enjoy the small town community but recognize growth and change are coming and should be embraced and planned. 

Improved seating planned for Activity Center

Huntsville basketball fans will have a better chance of finding a more comfortable seat next season after some of the seats in the AT & Georgia Mae Smith Activity Center are replaced.

‘I just stuck with it’

Bill Mathews has sold a lot of burgers and seen a lot of changes at McDonald’s firsthand over the past 50 years. As the owner of 35 McDonald’s restaurants in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri — including the chain’s Huntsville location on Highway 412 — Mathews can reflect on a career full of success.

In address, Garrett explains ‘process’ behind jail project

Madison County Judge Larry Garrett delivered his State of the County address during the regular meeting of the quorum court on Feb. 20, focusing on the progress of the new detention center currently under construction and explaining why work seems to have taken so long getting off the ground.

Madison County Medical to offer after-hours services

Madison County Medical Group will test an after-hours clinic as well as Saturday hours beginning March 11, said Dr. John Kendrick, primary physician.

Early voting draws low turnout

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, 306 Madison County voters had cast their ballots in early voting for the March 5 preferential primary election and nonpartisan general election.
Kase Evans puts a wallop on the ball Monday at Mitchusson Park as the Huntsville Eagles opened the 2024 baseball season against the Northwest Arkansas Hornets. The Eagles came out on top, 12-1.

Eagles, Lady Eagles score wins to start season

The Huntsville Eagles baseball team opened the 2024 season with a win at home over the Northwest Arkansas Home School Hornets on Monday.

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Kennedy Smith struck out 14 batters as she led the Huntsville Varsity Eagles past Lincoln 4-3 on Monday. Smith allowed nine hits and three runs over seven innings while walking one.
The Huntsville Eagles advanced to the Regional Tournament Thursday in Pea Ridge losing in the first round to Morrilton, 55-35.
Congratulations to the Kingston Sr. Lady Yellow Jackets 1-A 1 East Regional, Conference and District Champions.
Local Obituaries
Donald Ray Beauchamp
Donald Ray Beauchamp, 84 of Huntsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Fayetteville.
Robert Ion Saylor
Robert Ion Saylor, 52, of Huntsville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 at home. 
Timothy Ray Lackey
Timothy Ray Lackey, 59 of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, in Fayetteville.
Rodney David Woods
Rodney David Woods, 58, of Huntsville, AR, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, AR. 
Ruth ‘Imogene’ Grubb-Dotson
Ruth ‘Imogene’ Grubb-Dotson passed away February 15 just shy of her 91st birthday in Martinez, Calif.

Doing right (so far)

I still get asked occasionally how I’m liking Huntsville and how I’m getting along here. I always appreciate the question and people’s interest.

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 29, 2024

His Majesty Steve Dear Editor, I rarely get a whole-hearted belly laugh from the Madison County Record, but when I saw my last letter to the editor (Feb. 8) bracketed by two examples of …

‘A pretty big problem’ with insurance

The legislature has been working on a long-term, sustainable solution to the spike in property insurance costs of Arkansas schools.
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