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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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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.

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“Life is what you make it – let’s get our hands dirty.”

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Mothers carry their children while visiting at the June Bug Jam. The Headwaters School in Red Star held its annual June Bug Jam on Saturday, June 8. The event featured live music, raffles, games, food and more. Proceeds from the June Bug Jam each year go to the school. For more photos from t…

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The Friends of The Kingston Community Library has purchased an old feed store near the library to serve as an annex to the main building, according to Friends President Bill Horrell.

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When he was a child, Huntsville Police Det. Olen Thompson was witness to an unspeakable act of violence that could have derailed his life. Instead, he used it to build one in which he reaches out to help people in similar situations.

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This Friday, Huntsville’s Special Olympians will make the short trek to Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville for the annual Area 3 Track and Field Games.

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Ricky Scott has spent his entire life struggling to make sense of the words in front of him. His dyslexia can make reading a chore, and at one time threatened his hopes of going on to college and earning a degree. Now, he’s helping other struggling students realize their own potential in St. Paul.

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Three seniors at the Huntsville High School are hoping to give some of their classmates a night to remember later this month at the school’s annual prom.

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In the last five years, through February of last month, the Paws and Claws Pet Shelter euthanized 24 animals due to quality-of-life or aggression issues. That’s a far cry from the number of animals put down in the years before, prior to when the shelter transitioned to a no-kill facility.

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It’s that time of year again where you can find local Girl Scouts out selling their assortment of Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos and more. But for the five local county troops, participating in the Girl Scouts stretches far beyond a month of intense – and sometimes chaotic – cookie-selling.

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Camp War Eagle at Beaver Lake serves over 6,000 children in the area, but more from Madison County need to apply, according to Lacey Bailey, associate director of community engagement.

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Officials with Arkansas Hemp Genetics said on Monday that they were hopeful to acquire a different piece of property for a hemp operation after their initial plans fell through at auction last Wednesday.

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The Huntsville School Board met during a work session Monday evening to discuss strategies in its campaign for a millage increase this May.

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In the spring of 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. put out a call for activists to march following the events of March 7 in which civil rights marchers were brutally attacked and gassed as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

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A high volume of illness-related absences prompted the Huntsville School District to close its doors on Monday, giving students and employees a three-day weekend to recover from a string of illnesses that local doctors say have hit the area particularly hard this year.

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Stephanie Casey said she’s excited to be back in her “little community” and excited to be the new mayor of Hindsville beginning this month.