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Friday 04/29/2016
What to do this weekend: April 29-May 1
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 8:47 am

Friday, April 29

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National Weather Service grades Wesley tornado
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 9:40 am

The National Weather Service has determined that an EF-1 tornado struck the Wesley area early Wednesday morning.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Kiwanis collects more than 2,000 pairs of shoes
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 4:06 pm

The Huntsville Kiwanis Club collected more than 2,000 pairs of used shoes to be distributed worldwide, according to club members.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
District responds to ADE grades
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:18 pm

The Huntsville School District was one of several throughout the state that saw a dip in performance for the 2014-15 school year, according to the Arkansas Department of Education; however, with changes made to the testing system again before the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, officials are stating they believe students are on the right track toward better results.

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County judge: Damage in Wesley area
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver said a few structures in the Wesley area suffered damage from this morning's thunderstorms.

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Commission discusses Tree City USA program
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:25 am

A speaker from the Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) spoke to the Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday about the possibility of Huntsville becoming a participant in the Tree City USA program.

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Live and learn
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:30 am

Sharron Croddy has seen a lot of changes in the public school system — not just since beginning her job with the Huntsville School District in 1972, but from her own youth, as well.

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Weather service to determine if tornado hit Wesley
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 9:43 am

Officials with the National Weather Service in Tulsa stated Wednesday morning that damage in Wesley will be surveyed either Wednesday or Thursday to determine if a tornado hit the area.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Marriages and divorces: April 18-22
Posted: April 26, 2016

The following marriages and divorces were filed in the Madison County Clerk's Office between April 18-22:

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Local 12-year-old's health issues continue; fundraiser scheduled
Posted: April 26, 2016

The family of a 12-year-old Huntsville boy is seeking further donations after doctors discovered his condition was more serious than previously thought.

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AGFC: Infected deer found in Madison County
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 9:43 am

A deer infected with chronic wasting disease was found in Madison County, according to a release from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC).

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Monday 04/25/2016
NWS: Severe thunderstorms likely Tuesday
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 10:26 am

The week is expected to kick off with nice weather today, but could develop into severe thunderstorms by Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

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Public Works: Amphitheater about two months from completion
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Officials with the Huntsville Public Works Department said an amphitheater at Mitchusson Park is about two weeks away from completion after concrete was poured for the theater's stage area Monday.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
King defends opposition to Arkansas Works
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Sen. Bryan King (R-Green Forest) defended his stance Thursday against funding a budget proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week that would fund the governor's Medicaid expansion plan, as well as several areas within the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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Huntsville students to host art show tonight
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 10:56 am

Art students at the Huntsville High School will host a free art show tonight in the school's cafeteria.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
County now 6th Purple Heart County in state
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 8:16 am

A representative from the Voluntary Order of the Purple Heart was at Monday’s Madison County Quorum Court meeting to officially designate Madison County as a Purple Heart County.

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Man arrested after alleged violence against police
Posted: April 20, 2016

A Springdale man faces multiple alcohol- and violence-related charges after allegedly kicking law officials and later using his shirt to flood his jail cell.

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Huntsville Intermediate, health coalition partnering for grant
Posted: April 20, 2016

The Huntsville Intermediate School and the Madison County Health Coalition are working together to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Grant. This is a federally-funded grant, intended to establish an after-school and summer learning and activity program beyond regular school hours.

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Tenants worry about bridge closure
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 10:26 am

Officials with a local apartment complex have stated their intentions to remove a foot bridge that the complex’s mostly-elderly clientele relies upon to maintain an independent livelihood, while City of Huntsville officials are hopeful for an agreement to prevent the bridge’s closure.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Marriages and divorces: April 11-15
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 11:36 am

The following marriages and divorces were filed in the Madison County Clerk's Office between April 11-15:

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Monday 04/18/2016
NWS: Thunderstorms likely through Wednesday
Posted: April 18, 2016

Madison County could see thunderstorms through the first half of this week, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Huntsville man arrested for Internet stalking of a child
Updated: April 18, 2016 - 4:48 pm

A man with a Huntsville address was arrested by Logan County officials on Friday for allegedly attempting to stalk a child online.

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Health Navigator Donna Graham retires from coalition
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Donna Graham, 63, has retired from the Madison County Health Coalition after spending nine years as the coalition's breast health navigator and more than 30 years in the medical field.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Vaughan Foundation to look at other options for sports facility
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Officials with the Buck Vaughan Foundation said the foundation will pursue other options after learning that the City of Huntsville would be unable to accept a donated sports facility and lease it out to the Huntsville School District.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
As local students gearing up for prom, law enforcement stresses safety
Posted: April 13, 2016

Prom season is officially here, with St. Paul High School kicking off the first of three dances for local schools this weekend.

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County officials still awaiting funds, approval from FEMA
Posted: April 13, 2016

Madison County Judge Frank Weaver said the county is still awaiting a green light from Federal Emergency Management Agency to address damages incurred on Whittmore Mountain last year.

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Vending ordinance passed by council
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm

The Huntsville City Council at Monday’s meeting approved Ordinance 16-1,  which establishes procedures and regulations for mobile vending enterprises in the city.

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Five streets in St. Paul soon to be repaved
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm

Work will soon begin to repave five streets in St. Paul.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Marriages and divorces: April 4-8
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 4:03 pm

The following marriages and divorces were filed at the Madison County Clerk's Office between April 4-8:

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Barnhill tabbed as head coach of Eagles
Updated: April 15, 2016 - 3:25 pm

The Huntsville School Board voted unanimously Monday night to transfer Eagles Offensive Coordinator Randy Barnhill to the team's head coaching position, filling a vacancy left after coach Tom Tice announced last month that he'll be stepping away from the sidelines next season.

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Madison County Farmers Market in bloom
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm

The 2016 Madison County Farmers Market began on Tuesday on Polk Square with perfect weather conditions.

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Monday 04/11/2016
HHS Quiz Bowl team finishes fifth at state tournament; sets sights on nationals
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 11:44 am

The Huntsville High School Quiz Bowl didn't make it to the state finals last weekend, but they've already got their sights set on the next tournament.

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Sunday 04/10/2016
Rain likely Monday, temperatures to hit 70s by weekend
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Showers and thunderstorms are likely through most of Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Friday 04/08/2016
Local programs benefit from ArkansasGives event
Posted: April 08, 2016

ArkansasGives, an annual one-day campaign sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation, helped to raise thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.

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Local couple looks to bring thrifty feel to flea market
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 11:43 am

After spending years renting booths at various flea markets, Becky Klaassen realized she wanted to open her own standalone market. And early last month, she and her husband Paul made that dream a reality.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Local legislators look toward upcoming fiscal session
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 8:51 am

Local legislators say they’ll look to stabilize state spending in next week’s fiscal session.

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What to do this weekend: April 8-10
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 11:48 am

Friday, April 8

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
USPS seeks new Huntsville chief
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 3:38 pm

Terra Hood, who served as the postmaster for the Huntsville Post Office since 2001 and was a 35-year employee of the United States Postal Service, retired on April 1.

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Kingston resident seeks to fulfill vision of Christian-based foster home
Posted: April 06, 2016

A Kingston resident is working to fulfill her vision of a faith-based adoption program in Madison County.

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Huntsville High School Quiz Bowl squad headed to 4A state tournament
Updated: April 11, 2016 - 4:20 pm

It’s been eight years since the Huntsville High School Quiz Bowl team won the state championship, and this year, Quiz Bowl Coach Tyler Tvrz said he believes his team has what it takes to claim the gold again.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Marriages and divorces: March 28-April 1
Updated: April 05, 2016 - 10:48 am

Marriages

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County utility to open bids on Witter project next week
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Bids for a project that will provide water access to about 50 residents in the Witter area will open next week, according to officials with Madison County Rural Water.

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Monday 04/04/2016
Bell, Wise receive new trial dates
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 8:48 am

The trials for separate murder suspects Travis Bell and Cody Wise were rescheduled Monday.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Criminal court rescheduled; Bell, Wise to appear Monday
Posted: March 31, 2016

Murder suspects Travis Bell and Cody Wise are scheduled to appear in Madison County Circuit Court on Monday after criminal court was rescheduled Thursday, according to circuit court officials.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Commission working on drainage manual for city
Posted: March 30, 2016

Commissioners at Monday’s Huntsville Planning Commission meeting discussed their current review of surrounding cities’ drainage manuals to eventually develop one for Huntsville.

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Inmate lodges complaint against local officers
Posted: March 30, 2016

A civil rights complaint has been filed in federal court by a former Madison County inmate against a Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a Huntsville Police Department officer.

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County purchases former Ford building
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 8:49 am

Madison County officials confirmed that the county has purchased a building — once the town’s Ford dealership — on Church Street.

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Huntsville School Board votes in Pemberton
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 1:23 pm

The Huntsville School Board in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon appointed Huntsville Area Chamber of Commerce Director David Pemberton to fill a vacancy on the board.

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Donor pays adoption fees for rescued dogs
Updated: April 04, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Adopters of dogs that were rescued from an alleged puppy mill and distributed to the Paws and Claws Pet Shelter for distribution were treated to a surprise when they went to pay their adoption fees.

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