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Huntsville Mayor Travis Dotson addresses the city council Monday night during the regular meeting.

City to give incentives to builders

The Huntsville City Council on Monday agreed to have a resolution drawn up for its next meeting that will establish a tiered schedule of discounts on building permits that will be offered to homebuilders.

Library’s dance party draws big crowd

The annual kickoff party for the Madison County Library’s Summer Reading Program on June 5 was a success, said Angela Porterfield, library director.

Batting facility plan moves forward

The plans for a batting practice facility took a small but significant step forward during the June 6 Huntsville School Board meeting despite the motion from one board member to table the project until the district’s interim superintendent begins in July. 

Man reaches out to needy with lawn care ministry

A Marble resident is providing lawn care to needy individuals as part of a personal ministry in Madison County.

Bulky items, electronics day set for June 21-22

Madison County Recycling & Solid Waste will hold a free bulky items and electronics day on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at the facility on Madison 6553 near Mitchusson Park.

Health department reports issued for month of May

The following violations were found at local businesses by the Arkansas Department of Health during the month of May:
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Setting goals

Derek Bodenhamer, the new head coach of the Huntsville Eagles soccer team, said he looks forward to implementing some changes to the program and winning more games next season.

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Dylan Hurt, the new head baseball coach and assistant football coach for the Huntsville Eagles, said he will do anything he can to help his players become successful on the field and off.
Gill Bryant and Aubry Sikes won the June 1 Booger County Bass Club tournament  on Bull Shoals Lake
Members of the Huntsville Trap Team competing in the 2024 Youth Shooting Sports state championships in Jacksonville saw their shot at victory disappear last weekend, as both the senior and junior squads were eliminated in the first round.
Local Obituaries
Sandra Wommack
Sandra Wommack, peacefully passed from this life on June 3, 2024, in Huntsville, AR surrounded by her family. 
Ruby Carlton
Ruby Boen Carlton, 81, of Huntsville; passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, Rogers. 
Sheila Ervin
Sheila Fay Ervin, 60, a longtime resident of Afton, OK passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. 
Jerry Johnson
Jerry Lee Johnson, 60, of Huntsville, died Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. 
Chuck Holt
Chuck Holt, a loving and devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend, passed unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Looking ahead

Some interesting developments came out of the Huntsville City Council meeting Monday night, chief of which was the city’s decision to consider a resolution that would provide financial incentives to builders and contractors looking to create more housing here.

Letters to the Editor, June 13, 2024

Where do we   go from there? Dear Editor,   It’s been a while since my last two opinion pieces, one on Sept. 16, 2010 where I gave my two-cents worth on being a …

LEARNS will dramatically impact teacher salaries

Arkansas teacher salaries went up 3.2 percent last year, to an average of $54,309.
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