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The Madison County Record won the annual Chamber of Commerce Best Decorated Business Contest. Second place this year went to Kindercare with the Extension Office third.

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Knightly Smith, 3, visits with Santa following Saturday night’s Christmas parade in Huntsville. See more photos from the parade on Pages 8-9A.

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A nonprofit foundation being formed by Jonathan Formanek is planning to purchase the former Walmart building at 121 E. Lee St. and use it for community organizations whether or not the Huntsville School District enters into an agreement with the non-profit foundation to use the building for …

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Randy and Bettinna Coger have a simple message this winter: If you need a coat, come by their store and get one free, with no questions asked.

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The Huntsville Kiwanis Club’s Christmas Shopping With A Kid will kick off Thursday, then the civic group will hold its annual fundraising auction on Saturday at 1 p.m., inside Carroll Electric on Highway 412B.

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When the Orval E. Faubus House in Huntsville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year, it was a big deal for various reasons, current owner Jonathan Formanek said.

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Polk Square in downtown Huntsville was aglow in Christmas lights at last Friday's Lighting of The Square. The annual event featured Christmas music, merchants who stayed open late, a chili supper, visits with Santa and more. See photos from the annual event on Pages 6-7A.

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Shelby Cook, a junior at Huntsville High School, was crowned Miss Huntsville last Saturday. Cook is the daughter of John and Brooke Cook. Photos from the event will be in next week's edition of The Record.

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Combine a fondness for antique autos with some strong civic spirit and a few good skill sets. There you have it. A recipe for the transformation of a 1965 Chevy pickup into a unique vehicle and a symbol of respect. Watch for this one-of-a-kind truck at the upcoming Christmas parade in Huntsv…

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Open Arms Food Pantry, the Madison County Ministerial Alliance and churches in the community are making plans to ensure those in need share a Thanksgiving meal.

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Two dozen employees of five Home Depot stores came together last week to repair the Kingston American Hall after a waterline leak this summer damaged abut 60 percent of the facility.

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Izzabella Hernandez was named Teen Miss Huntsville last Saturday. The event was held at Huntsville High School. See more photos on Page 8B.

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One might say, “The family that scares together, stays together,” when it comes to the owners of The Expelled, Huntsville’s own haunted house.

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Too many people take better care of their cars than they do their own bodies. There’s a big difference between the two, though. Allowing your car to run with no oil will ruin the engine and cost you lots of money. Allowing breast cancer to grow will cost you your life.

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Madison County saw an influx of motorcycle enthusiasts last week during the 20th Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ, headquartered in Fayetteville.

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The 52nd Pioneer Day will be staged Friday and Saturday in St. Paul, with music, dancing, the annual parade and more planned.

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Kathryn Fancher (right), daughter of Shannon and Melissa Fancher, earned the top prize at the Madison County Fair’s annual feeder sale last week, netting $3,500 from Springdale Tractor for her steer. For more photos from the sale, see pages 5B-7B.

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At least 6,000 people attended last week’s Madison County Fair, according to board President Greg Taylor.

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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 Fair next week will have more show animals than ever before, according to Madison County Fair Board President Greg Taylor.

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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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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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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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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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Sisters Claire and Laney Spurlock decided that for the first time, they wanted to try a two-week stay at Camp War Eagle this summer. Their mom admits that they will handle the separation better than she will.

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If Jude Box is asked in school, “what did you do this summer,” the 14-year-old freshman will have a unique answer.

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Abby Walters gets some hangtime on a backflip in a bouncy house at the City of Huntsville’s Independence Day celebration at Mitchusson Park last Thursday

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Madison County is starting to see some of the growth it’s been promised for the last several years. The Highway 412 Bypass is luring new businesses – as seen with a site plan recently approved by the Huntsville Planning Commission for a new Taco Bell – and Dollar General has reportedly annou…

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This is an exciting time for our school district and community. The addition of the Career and Technical Education buildings at both campuses will be life changing to so many students, to say the least. Not only will the expanded program be beneficial to students, but it will also be helpful…

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April West doesn’t just have one day job. She has multiple. When she hears her phone go off, it could be coming from the phone she carries strictly for Bohannan Heating and Air business. Or it could be her other phone, a call about a job for Gil Bryant Construction, which is owned and operat…

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Michael and Kim Campbell have operated an auto service center in Huntsville for nearly 20 years, but it’s something that will happen in the near future that they are excited about.

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Huntsville once again will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at Mitchusson Park on July 4, but this year other activities have been added for a full evening of fun.

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The Elizabeth Richardson Center’s Child Development Center in Huntsville works with children as young as 6 weeks old, with a goal of helping all children reach their potential, including preparation for kindergarten.