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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.

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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.