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County OKs sale of jail bonds, votes ‘no’ on roll-off truck

The Madison County Quorum Court took a step toward making a new county jail a reality Monday night by approving an ordinance authorizing a bond purchase agreement with Stephens, Inc., that will fund construction of the facility beginning in November. The court unanimously voted in favor of the ordinance after its third reading by title only.

Electrical fire at O'Reilly

Huntsville firefighters responded to a report of a fire at O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

Damage to home

Huntsville Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at the corner of East Dogwood Drive and Dogwood Street Friday at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Springston appointed St. Paul mayor; town seeks new councilor

ST. PAUL - The town of St. Paul officially has a new mayor and is now seeking a new city council member after Ron Springston, who has been acting mayor since May, was appointed mayor during the regular council meeting on Sept. 12. 

Shrum remembered as a pillar of the community

Tom Shrum, a farmer and co-owner of the Madison County Telephone and Cable Company, died Saturday in Fayetteville. He was 80.

Huntsville man dies in wreck; St. Paul man struck by car

Matthew Olinger, 23, of Huntsville died in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 412  in Washington County on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that halted traffic for several miles.

Friday night lights at Eagle Stadium, first conference game of the season

The Huntsville Eagles host the Gentry Pioneers tonight at Eagle Stadium in their first conference game of the season.

More Local Sports
The Fifth Annual Memorial Rodeo to benefit Cowboy for Tyler, in honor of the late Tyler Smith of Huntsville, is set for Saturday at Sky High Arena. To enhance the rodeo’s mission of encouraging youth in rodeo, a free ticket will be provided to each student in the Huntsville School District, JoAnne Whisenhunt, Smith’s mother, said.
The Huntsville Eagles have a chance to right the ship, and Friday’s opponent could provide that opportunity.
A love for physicality and drive keep Huntsville High School senior Bentley Pearrow busy. As middle guard for the Huntsville Eagles varsity football team, he enjoys tackling his opponents. Off of the field, you can find him welding for Skills USA, shooting trap for Huntsville High, or chopping wood for his firewood business. 
The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets golf team will play in the 2023 State Golf Tournament at Mountain Ranch Golf Course in West Side Greer’s Ferry on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Local Obituaries
Joseph Zacharias tenBerge
Joseph Zacharias tenBerge, 35, of Huntsville; passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at home. 
Tommy Starr Shrum
Tommy Starr Shrum, aged 80, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. 
David Leon Littrell
David Leon Littrell, 89, entered the gates of Heaven on Sept. 15, 2023. 
Julia Darlene Holiday
Julia Darlene Holiday, 71, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville. 
Marlin Lea Dammann Beauchamp
Marlin Lea Dammann Beauchamp, 86 of Huntsville, passed away Sept. 17, 2023, in Fayetteville. 
Nancy Lorene Conklin
Nancy Lorene Conklin, 53, of Huntsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at home. 
Past Obituaries
William Franklin Foster, 77, of Witter, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at home. 
Ike Evans, 70 of Hindsville passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in Hindsville. 
Betty Sue Byers, 71, of Pettigrew; passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. 

All about the governor

There was absolutely no reason for Gov. Sarah Sanders to attempt to weaken the state’s Freedom of Information Act this past week. None.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 21, 2023

Woman deserves recognition Dear Editor: So much of the time when someone writes to you it is to complain. But instead of complaining I want to tell you about someone that if I believed in …

Special session results in lowered state taxes

In a four-day special session, the legislature lowered state taxes by almost $250 million this year.
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