Dist. 28 Sen. Bryan King, who represents Madison and Carroll counties as well as parts of Boone, Crawford, Johnson and Newton counties, today requested Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders declare an emergency regarding the closing of Cooks Venture “and the resulting possible euthanizing of more than 1 million chickens.”

Craighead County residents have recently reported receiving calls from a scammer falsely identifying himself as a law enforcement officer. To make this ruse even more believable, the caller ID spoofs …

The Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism publishes a report every year on the health of the state’s tourism industry. According to the most recent statistics available, tourism in …

Better bookkeeping suggested Dear Editor, Concerning the dumpster that was available in Kingston, I have had some email exchanges with County Judge Larry Garrett.   Mr. Garrett’s …

In St. Paul basketball this week, the Junior Lady Saints faced the Pleasant View Middle School team from Mulberry on Nov. 28. Lainey Smith made the most points that evening, scoring 5 points. The final score was Saints 19, Mulberry 28. 

The Elkins Elks fell to the Harding Academy Wildcats 41-27 Friday night in a semifinals playoff game at home in front of a crowd estimated to be more than 1,000. Elkins entered the game on a 12-game streak of home wins, its regular season as well as its 4A-1 conference records both unblemished. The Elks concluded their 2023 run 13-1 overall.

Congratulations to Chanlr Mitchell for ranking eighth out of 178 in the Girls Division in  the Archery Tournament at Valley Springs on Saturday. 

Since she could dribble a ball, Kingston High School senior Rilee Pittman has been in the game. She proves herself on the court as a small forward and power forward for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets basketball team. When her feet are off of the court, they can be found pounding the ground as part of the Kingston Yellow Jackets track team. When not participating in athletics, Pittman helps out on her family’s cattle farm while raising her own sheep on the farm. In her free time, she enjoys hunting. 

Friday, the Lady Eagles played the Siloam Springs Lady Panthers losing a tough game 33-43.

After a seven-year hiatus, the Madison County Hall of Fame will once again honor some great area athletes with three ceremonies in January.

The Madison County Quorum Court’s budget committee will recommend two new positions, that of comptroller and human resources, as part of its budget package to the full quorum court.

Children will shop alongside community volunteers this week during the annual Huntsville Kiwanis Christmas Shopping with a Kid at the Huntsville Walmart. The civic group will also host its annual auction for the shopping event on Saturday.

Visitors to downtown Huntsville will likely notice a new feature atop the Basham Building: a newly-installed replica of a 1920s-era Ford water tank.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., who represents the 4th Congressional District, visited Jasper on Dec. 4 to listen to constituents’ opinions regarding re-designating land around the Buffalo National River and to alleviate concerns about the effects of the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences Act (EXPLORE Act) on the area.  

The Huntsville School Board delayed taking any official action on Superintendent Jonathan Warren’s evaluation and contract renewal until the regular board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11. 

Former chicken growers for Cooks Venture, a Decatur-based poultry company that recently declared it will close, will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Train Depot in Green Forest to discuss their future and, according to one farmer, put together a plan for potential litigation.

Miranda Evans introduces her son, Beckham Evans, to Santa Claus Saturday night at Polk Square during the Huntsville Christmas Parade.

Kenneth Carl Puryear, 97, of Springdale passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Circle of Life Hospice.  

Rhoda May Chaple, 80, of Huntsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at her home. 

Hard to believe, but the Huntsville Christmas Parade has already come and gone. It seems like only yesterday I was splashing around in a swimming pool trying to avoid the 100-degree heat; now …

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