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A Farmington man was sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after pleading guilty last week to two counts of sexual assault in the first degree.

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Safety concerns during the month of August come with grilling, working in the hayfields, burning yard waste and protecting oneself in the outdoors.

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which a man was found dead in War Eagle Creek on Friday.

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The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday voted to amend the county’s subdivision ordinance, but tabled further discussion about individual sewage disposal systems.

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Head Start of Northwest Arkansas has closed its Huntsville facility, although some children continue to be served in Madison County.

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Rick Fox and Mena Thomas were named the winners of 407 Dance Company’s annual “Dancing with the Stars” event last Friday. The event is held annually to raise money for dance scholarships, and features local community members paired with the business’ dancers. Look for more photos from the ev…

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Students and parents enter the halls at the Kingston campus Tuesday morning. The campus was the first in the county to return students to the classroom for the fall semester. Students in Huntsville and St. Paul were scheduled to return to school on Wednesday. For coverage from the first day …

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Buster Austin still cuts his lawn with a riding lawn mower, and he still wants to go to a certain fast food restaurant every chance he gets.

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Madison County Clerk Tamitha Blocker informed the county election commission last week that new voting equipment should arrive sometime in October, just before the filing period begins for next year’s election.

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Water began to fill the swimming pool at Withrow Springs State Park over the weekend after repairs passed a final inspection late last week.

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The Huntsville School Board voted on Monday to allow Superintendent Dennis Fisher to pursue talks toward the purchase of a lot adjacent to the St. Paul School.

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The Huntsville City Council on Monday chose for the second time in as many months not to approve a possible grant application for a splash pad to be located behind the Basham building.

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The Huntsville Water Commission last Thursday selected water operator Sean Davis – a city employee since 2005 – to take over when Director Larry Garrett retires next year.

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A Fayetteville man who holds a license for a third liquor store in Madison County has not applied for a third “inactive” status or an additional extension with the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

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A former employee of Kings River Country Store pleaded guilty last week to stealing lottery tickets from the store and cashing them, according to documents filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

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Owner Morgan Young cuts the ribbon at War Eagle Gypsy, located at 101 E. War Eagle Ave., on Polk Square during the business’s open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. Holding the ribbon from the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce are Amy Olic (left) and Jasmine Thompson.

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The Madison County Quorum Court met in a special session on Monday to discuss subdivision regulations and how to curb often unsightly and unsafe buildings in the county.

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An Elkins man will serve six months in jail for his role in a 2017 wreck that led to the death of a Hindsville woman, according to documents filed recently in the Huntsville District Court.

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Dillon Young’s world got turned upside down during the Madison County Rodeo Saturday night. Young, of Garland, Kan., was a participant in the rodeo’s annual bareback bronc competition. For more coverage from the rodeo, see pages 2B-5B in this week's paper.

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The Elkins Public Library recently received a $20,000 federal grant to help programs for children up to senior citizens, according to Director Audra Bell.

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The Huntsville Water Commission planned to interview two applicants on Wednesday who have applied to take over when Director Larry Garrett retires next year.

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For teachers, summer is generally a time to recharge, to take a couple months away from the classroom and plan for the next school year. But for the staff of the Huntsville School District’s technology department, summer is the busiest time of the year.

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Mike Ingram tries to rope a steer during the Madison County Ranch Rodeo’s tournament-style mugging event Saturday evening. Ingram’s teammates were Kenny Usrey and Spencer Cline. For more photos from the event, see pages 8A-9A in this week's paper.

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While terms like branch, ward, stake and bishop may seem unrelated and unfamiliar to most people, they have special significance to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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A team studying the U.S. 412 Corridor – including the Huntsville area – could present its findings by the end of this year, according to Danny Straessle, public information officer with the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

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A plan proposed by the Fourth Judicial District of Arkansas would split up the case load of juvenile cases between the Division 3 judge and a newly-created judge position, if approved by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The Huntsville School Board voted last Thursday in favor of the recommended 2019-20 handbooks, which had omitted a previous proposal to reduce the number of graduating valedictorians to a single student.

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District 97 Rep. Harlan Breaux (R-Holiday Island) announced on Monday that he will seek reelection next year.