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A year later, crash victim still faces uphill battle

Lauren Burlingame, a 20-year-old mother of two who was injured in a fatal accident last April, still remains in dire condition, according to people close to the situation.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
District millage campaign on hold
Posted: May 06, 2015

Officials with the Huntsville School District said Tuesday that discussions regarding a possible millage increase have not resurfaced since the school board discussed the possibility last fall.

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Huntsville woman killed in accident
Posted: May 06, 2015

A Huntsville woman was killed Saturday after the on which she was riding left the roadway and rolled, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

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Kingston to celebrate 33rd Fair on the Square
Posted: May 06, 2015

Kingston will be abuzz this weekend with the 33rd annual “Fair on the Square” event.

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Two locals involved in lease dispute
Posted: May 06, 2015

Two local men are currently involved in a civil lawsuit after one man accused a family friend of breaching a lease the two agreed on in 2010.

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‘Color Me Fun Run’ slated for Saturday
Posted: May 06, 2015

The Paws and Claws Pet Shelter in Madison County will host its first ‘Color Me Fun Run’ this Saturday in an effort to raise funds for the shelter’s operations.

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MCSO: 100 pounds of unused medication collected in six months
Posted: May 06, 2015

Officials with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said they didn’t see much of a turnout for the statewide Arkansas Prescription Drug Take Back event on April 25, but that doesn’t mean their efforts have been for nothing: in the last six months since the last event last fall, the department has collected about 100 pounds of unused medication.

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Suspect in death of former mayor’s son has trial rescheduled
Posted: May 06, 2015

The man accused of killing the son of a former Huntsville mayor had his trial rescheduled Monday.

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Madison County Funeral Service scheduled to open
Posted: May 06, 2015

    Madison County’s second full-service funeral home is set to open this month, with an open house scheduled in less than two weeks.

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A year later, crash victim still faces uphill battle
Posted: May 06, 2015

Lauren Burlingame, a 20-year-old mother of two who was injured in a fatal accident last April, still remains in dire condition, according to people close to the situation.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Feed mill turns 60
Posted: April 29, 2015

Huntsville Feed and Milling Co., a longstanding resource of farm supplies and feed for farmers across the county, will celebrate its 60th anniversary next week.

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Suspect in former mayor’s son’s death scheduled in court
Posted: April 29, 2015

A man accused of killing the son of a former Huntsville mayor is scheduled to appear in Washington County Circuit Court Monday.

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Arvest names president
Posted: April 29, 2015

Matt Smith, a 10-year-employee with Arvest Bank, was announced last week as the bank’s new Community Bank President for Madison County.

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Library, county facing cuts in state funds
Posted: April 29, 2015

Both Madison County and its libraries will face budget cuts later this year.

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Susan G. Komen T-shirt contest named in honor of Walker
Posted: April 29, 2015

An annual contest in which the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure’s Ozark affiliate rewards a group with the highest-rated T-shirt has been named after Terri Walker, a Kingston woman who died last year after a two-year battle with cancer.

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Planning Commission considers mobile vending options
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm

    The Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday discussed establishing guidelines for mobile vendors in the city.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Courthouse flood recovery nears end
Posted: April 22, 2015

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver said Monday that the months-long renovation project at the county’s courthouse — elongated by a flooding incident in February — could be completed within a matter of weeks.

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Man dies following injuries at plant
Posted: April 22, 2015

A Huntsville man was killed Tuesday after law enforcement officials say he suffered head trauma while working at his job at Royal Oak Enterprises – commonly known as “the Charcoal Plant” – on Highway 74 East.

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Woman returns to controversial church
Posted: April 22, 2015

A 2005 Huntsville High School graduate has returned to a controversial church in Texas after returning home to her parents just a few weeks ago.

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Guiding gardeners with a green thumb
Posted: April 22, 2015

Some people are said to have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Janna Boyd was born with a green thumb.

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County Extension Service: Spring right time for farmers to fertilize, control weeds, get first cut of hay early
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 8:37 am

With winter having run its course for the year, officials with the Madison County Extension Service (MCES) are advising farmers to start looking out for weeds and begin fertilization for their warm-weather grasses.

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Local funeral director inducted into hall of fame
Posted: April 22, 2015

The director of a funeral home that has been a staple in Huntsville for the last eight decades was inducted into the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association’s Hall of Fame on April 17.

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79-year-old GED recipient honored; has plans to pursue college degree
Posted: April 22, 2015

Last year, 79-year-old Madison County resident Leon Broyles became the oldest person in Arkansas to have completed the state’s new GED testing. This year, he’s hoping to continue his education at college.

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JPs discuss possible biking/walking trail project
Posted: April 22, 2015

    The Madison County Quorum Court at Monday’s meeting hosted a bicycling association representative, heard from a Huntsville councilor, and took public comments about the possibility of the county partnering with Huntsville on a walking/biking trail project on 27 acres of county-owned land east of Highway 412B and north of Cain Avenue.

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Friday 04/17/2015
USDA issues official report on investigation into parent's complaint of undercooked chicken at HMS
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:46 am

Following are the contents of an email detailing the USDA's (United States Department of Agriculture) April 1 investigation into a parent's complaint that her daughter was served undercooked chicken at Huntsville Middle School on March 30. The email was sent to the Huntsville School District on April 9. The original email also included several photos of chicken that was examined. (Photos attached to this article.)  

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Council discusses walking/biking trail
Posted: April 15, 2015

    Councilor Debra Shinn at Monday’s Huntsville City Council meeting brought up the possibility of utilizing the approximately 27 acres of county-owned land behind Boston Mountain Rural Health Center on Highway 412B West as a biking/walking trail.

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New fire chief tabbed
Posted: April 15, 2015

    Lee Grady has been appointed the new fire chief of the Huntsville Fire Department after the resignation of Jeremy Shinn on March 31.

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District worker arrested on sex charges
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Huntsville School Board unanimously approved the resignation Monday of an employee who was arrested Friday after allegedly sending sexually explifict materials via social media to two students.

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School Board OKs upgrades for fire systems
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Huntsville School Board approved Monday the purchase of an upgrade to fire alarm systems at the Huntsville Middle School and the Charles Berry Gymnasium.

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Senior Center bracing for cuts
Posted: April 15, 2015

Officials with the Madison County Senior Activity and Wellness Center (MCSAWC) are preparing to make some tough decisions in light of a $1 million statewide cut to Arkansas’ Area Agencies on Aging.

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Murder suspect's trial set
Posted: April 15, 2015

An Alabam man facing second degree murder charges pleaded not guilty in the Madison County Circuit Court Tuesday.

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Huntsville Farmers Market slated to start next Tuesday
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 8:39 am

A late winter has pushed the Huntsville Farmers Market back until April 21, with coordinators worried much produce may not be available until then.

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Extension officials speak about preventing disease in backyard poultry flocks
Posted: April 15, 2015

    Officials with the University of Arkansas Extension Service were at the Carroll Electric Community Room on April 6 to inform backyard poultry growers how to prevent their flock from contracting contagious disease.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Accomplished Oklahoma educator says love of teaching began with Huntsville roots
Posted: April 08, 2015

    Wilma Logue is a teaching icon at Barnsdall High School in Oklahoma.

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County charged over $38K in March for inmate detention
Posted: April 08, 2015

The price for housing inmates in neighboring counties cost more last month than in January and February combined, causing some concern among local county officials that more money may have to be budgeted to afford costs through the end of the year.

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Emergency declaration not made in wake of tornadoes
Posted: April 08, 2015

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver said last week that he wasn’t declaring a state of emergency after two tornadoes touched down near Clifty, but agricultural producers could still receive some assistance.

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Woman returns home after nearly two years with religious group
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 8:09 am

A former Huntsville High School graduate who joined a religious group in east Texas nearly two years ago has returned home with her parents, according to reports.

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MCSO-backed bill fails to reach lawmakers before session’s end
Posted: April 08, 2015

A bill backed by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) that would make furnishing alcohol to a minor in certain cases a felony likely won’t see life again for another two years after it failed to reach lawmakers before the state’s legislative session’s end last week.

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Ballinger’s bill amended to closer reflect federal law
Posted: April 08, 2015

A controversial bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Ballinger (R-Hindsville) was amended last week after Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked legislators to recall it and draft one that closer mirrored federal standards.

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Group honors Walker, others through charity group
Posted: April 08, 2015

Last year, the group Terri’s Troops raised funds for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in support of Kingston’s Terri Walker. This year, about 9 months after Walker’s death, the race has taken a brand new meaning.

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Despite increase in attendance, no issues over prom weekend
Posted: April 08, 2015

While attendance numbers for last year’s prom hit a low for the Huntsville School District, officials said this year’s prom was more of a hit than 2014’s.

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Huntsville man arrested on rape, sexual indecency charges
Posted: April 08, 2015

    A Huntsville man was arrested last Thursday on charges related to sexual indecency with a minor.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Madison Coffee House under new management
Posted: April 01, 2015

Lori Reynolds has now made two of her biggest dreams come true.

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Judge to survey areas affected by tornadoes
Posted: April 01, 2015

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver said he and officials with the Natural Resources Conservation Service will survey damage north of Clifty Wednesday left by last week’s tornadoes to determine if the county should declare a state of emergency for agriculture-related damages.

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Alderman appointed to represent local veterans
Posted: April 01, 2015

With the county’s veterans service representative entering retirement this week, Madison County Judge Frank Weaver announced Tuesday that Huntsville Alderman Terry Fuller will fill the void left by Betty Dillahunty’s departure.

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Nineteen code violations logged in first quarter
Posted: April 01, 2015

Nineteen code violations were reported for the first quarter of 2015, a number that, according to officials, is down from previous years.

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Highway bill yet to gain traction in legislature
Posted: April 01, 2015

A bill that could increase the responsibility of counties for state highways is assumed dead after its sponsor declined to bring it forth for discussion at a legislative meeting last Thursday.

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Rep’s bill passes in house
Posted: April 01, 2015

A controversial bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Ballinger (R-Hindsville) that opponents say will enable discrimination toward the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community under a veil of religious freedoms will make its way to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk after the Arkansas House of Representatives passed the measure Tuesday.

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Governor asks lawmakers to withdraw HB1228, make changes
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a request to lawmakers in a press conference Wednesday morning that lawmakers withdraw the recently-passed House Bill 1228 and make amendments so that the bill would closer mirror the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Second Saw for the Cure set to help locals facing breast cancer
Posted: March 25, 2015

    The Madison County Health Coalition’s (MCHC) breast health outreach efforts will once again be benefiting from a group of locals offering up Saw for the Cure, it was announced at the coalition’s monthly meeting on March 16.

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