About us

The Madison County Record has been a trusted source of local news and information since 1879.

Located at 201 Church Street in Huntsville, Arkansas, The Record is one of the largest weeklies in the state and has been recognized for its excellent coverage of news, sports, photos, columns, special sections, and advertising by the Arkansas Press Association.

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized with both the Pat and Tom Gish Award and the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, solidifying our reputation as a top-notch newspaper.

Our weekly paper is published each Wednesday.

The paper is committed to providing hard news, school information, social notes, law enforcement reports, business happenings, and local sports exclusively for Madison County.

Deadline for submissions:

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday for that week's publication, with the exception of late-breaking items, obituaries, and display and classified ads which may be submitted after 5 p.m. on Monday at the editor's/paper's discretion.

Our team:

Led by Publisher Ellen Kreth and General Manager Shannon Hahn, the Record's dedicated team includes Editor Dan Marsh, Graphic Designer/Paginator Opal Dennis, and News Clerk Cidaly Dupwe.

Hours of operation:

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of New Year's Day, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Letters to the Editor:

The Record welcomes news ideas and suggestions, but cannot guarantee their publication. Obituaries, birth announcements, engagements, weddings, five-generation photos, and birthdays of 90 years or older may be submitted for publication free of charge.

At the Madison County Record, we value and welcome feedback from our readers, including letters to the editor. We believe that the opinions and perspectives of our community members are essential to creating a vibrant and engaged community.

To ensure that our letters to the editor section remains an informative and respectful platform for dialogue, we have established a few guidelines for submissions:

  • Letters to the editor must be no more than 400 words long.
  • Letters cannot contain defamatory or slanderous statements.
  • All letters must be signed by the person submitting and list the town in which they live.
  • Letters should be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, length, and to conform to our publication's style and policies. We also reserve the right to reject letters that do not meet our guidelines or are not appropriate for publication.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We look forward to hearing from you and continuing the conversation in our community.