The Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday night voted to table a decision on an ordinance providing for the establishment of a flood damage prevention program. Jennifer Thomas, planning director, said Madison County is looking at “mirroring” the city’s ordinance, if and when it is approved by the planning commission.

Kenny and Rebecca Emitt were named the 2024 Farm Family of the Year, sponsored by the Madison County Extension Service.

A thunderstorm containing high winds swept through northern Madison County early Sunday, toppling trees and causing widespread property damage in Clifty and Forum. Withrow Springs State Park is also temporarily closed as a result of damage. Clifty was without power as of Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has yet to make a determination as to whether the storm contained any tornadoes.

Helping Huntsville High School seniors find their way into the workforce or chart a path through college played a part in Stetson Ledbetter being named Educator of the Year for 2024 by students and fellow faculty.

Retiring head Eagles baseball coach Greg Harris has been selected as an assistant coach in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star baseball game, which will be held June 20-21 in Conway.

The Huntsville Eagles football team is getting a May workout this week as part of spring training, which will likely wrap up on Friday, head coach Eric Henderson said.

A street paving project that started last month is already complete, St. Paul Mayor Ron Springston shared with the St. Paul Town Council during the council meeting May 14. 

The Huntsville Water Commission last week approved a deposit increase for customers.

The St. Paul High School Theater students will present “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” on Friday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at SPHS old gym. 

The Huntsville Fire Department is working to develop a training facility behind Fire Station 2 in response to increased call volume, said Fire Chief Kevin Shinn.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a man wielding a gun at the baseball fields at Withrow Springs State Park Monday night.

A crowd of local veterans gathered in Polk Square on May 18 in a special Memorial Day ceremony.

The Madison County Library is again gearing up for its Summer Reading Program, which library director Angela Porterfield said is a good way to keep kids involved in reading.

Though pleased with progress made in the construction of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Facility, County Judge Larry Garrett said it is “crunch time” regarding any new tax that would pay for the operation and maintenance of the jail — a tax the quorum court will almost certainly ask the voters for in November.

Madison County Judge Larry Garrett urged the quorum court on Monday night to start thinking about how much it wants to ask voters for a tax to operate and maintain the sheriff’s office and detention facility that is currently under construction and will be completed by July 2025.

Summer is quickly approaching and Arkansans are looking for places to explore away from home.

Limiting children’s access to social media is still a priority for Arkansas policy makers.

On a fairly regular basis, we have people dropping by our newspaper office to sign the petition in support of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which the governor of Arkansas has attempted to …

Freedom isn’t free Dear Editor,   For many Americans the last Monday in May marks the unofficial start of summer. For most families, it will be a long weekend for camping, …

Alta Madewell, 81, of Winslow, died on Thursday May 16, 2024, at her home. 

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