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Sides differ on state of local subdivision

An official with Rausch Coleman Homes said the company is making repairs to houses built in Huntsville, if needed, although the president of the Property Owners Association at Cedar Bluff Subdivision said many issues are not being resolved by the company.

HHS yearbooks arrive years late

It’s a tale of two yearbooks.  The Huntsville Middle School yearbook was recognized as the best yearbook in the nation for the second consecutive year.

Flags mark annual Memorial Day

U.S. flags are seen in Huntsville Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day.

Two K-9 officers join staff at MCSO

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has a pair of K-9 officers on staff, with one already working the streets.

County seeks grant for Wesley building

Madison County officials are hoping grant money will help make improvements at the Wesley Community Center, one of five voting centers used during elections. The center, built in 1955, will need to be updated before it can continue as a voting center.

Siloam Springs woman dies in accident

A Siloam Springs woman died when her Polaris Razor rolled over several times on Madison 7855, according to the Arkansas State Police.

A.D. search narrowed to five

The Huntsville School District extended an offer for the athletic director’s position, but Superintendent Jonathan Warren said “since the board is the entity that hires,” he would not confirm who the position was offered to until he sends out the school board meeting packet on Wednesday afternoon.

Summer League champions crowned

The Eagles, top photo, are the 2023 Madison County Youth Baseball Coach Pitch Champions.

Huntsville volleyball camp draws 71 girls

A total of 71 girls took part in the 2023 Little Spiker Volleyball Camp last week. The annual camp took place at the Charles H. Berry Gymnasium and covered the fundamentals of volleyball for those in …

Madison County Sports Notes, June 1, 2023

Pee Wee football camp planned The annual Huntsville Eagle Pee Wee football camp will be held June 5-7 at Eagle Stadium for those students entering grades 1-7. The camp will be held from …

Eaton at World Series

Huntsville High baseball coach Greg Harris met up over the weekend with former Eagle Luke Eaton just prior to the Division II Junior College World Series in Enid, Okla. Eaton, a freshman pitcher, and the South Arkansas College Stars opened the World Series with a 10-0 win over Frederick, then beat Lansing 11-1.
Local Obituaries
Dr. Jack Edmisten
Dr. Jack Edmisten, age 90, of Blue Springs, Mo., died on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at his home.
Evelyn Lucile Bates
Evelyn Lucile Bates was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Dec. 16, 1926. She spent most of her childhood in Hackett, Ark.
Geneva Inez Smith
Geneva Inez Smith, 87, of Wichita, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. 
Flossie Elvira Little
Flossie Elvira Little, 108, of Huntsville; passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Meadowview Healthcare and Rehab.  
Past Obituaries
Louis Gene Hudgins, 85, of Rogers, was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Clinton, Okla., to Louis R. and Garnett Elaine Quaid Hudgins. 
Scott Mace Cupples, 56, of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at his home. 
Kimberly Renee Sharp, 58, passed from this life on May 7, 2023. 
Alecia “Denece” Skaggs, age 71, of Elkins, formally of Springdale, Ark., died on May 12, 2023. 

Dogs will have their day

Our friends up the road at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge are making plans for a cool event on June 10.

As soon as the 2023 legislative session adjourned, the Senate and House Committees on Education began work on school funding in preparation for the 2025 session.
Robust cybersecurity is increasingly important as cyber threats continue to evolve and target vital services. In recent years we’ve experienced disruptions to pipelines, key food suppliers and water treatment facilities. Here in Arkansas, our hospitals, school districts and county governments have found themselves in the crosshairs of cybercriminals within the last year.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2023

So-called holidays not part of the county Dear Editor: From an email I recently sent to Austin Boatright, Madison County Clerk: “Please remove from the County Calendar: …

Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2023

Pastor commended for opposition to bars To the Editor: Having had the privilege to be present at the April 19 ABC Appeal Hearing in Little Rock regarding the 2 new bars in town, I wish to …

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