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Madison County Clerk Tamitha Blocker informed the county election commission last week that new voting equipment should arrive sometime in October, just before the filing period begins for next year’s election.

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Water began to fill the swimming pool at Withrow Springs State Park over the weekend after repairs passed a final inspection late last week.

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The Huntsville City Council on Monday chose for the second time in as many months not to approve a possible grant application for a splash pad to be located behind the Basham building.

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The Huntsville Water Commission last Thursday selected water operator Sean Davis – a city employee since 2005 – to take over when Director Larry Garrett retires next year.

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The Madison County Quorum Court met in a special session on Monday to discuss subdivision regulations and how to curb often unsightly and unsafe buildings in the county.

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A team studying the U.S. 412 Corridor – including the Huntsville area – could present its findings by the end of this year, according to Danny Straessle, public information officer with the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

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A plan proposed by the Fourth Judicial District of Arkansas would split up the case load of juvenile cases between the Division 3 judge and a newly-created judge position, if approved by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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District 97 Rep. Harlan Breaux (R-Holiday Island) announced on Monday that he will seek reelection next year.

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Documents filed earlier this summer in the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s office in Berryville state that tax debt owed by State Sen. Bob Ballinger (R–Berryville) has been paid off.

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The Huntsville Economic Development Commission held a work meeting last month to look at the state’s Competitive Communities Initiative Evaluation.

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Madison County Judge Frank Weaver declared an emergency on Friday in hopes of receiving financial assistance for flood damage incurred over the last month.

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The Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday approved a site plan for a new Subway eatery and four other businesses at Madison Crossing, a development along the U.S. 412 bypass.

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The Huntsville City Council on Monday agreed to enter into an agreement with a Tulsa group that wants to rehabilitate part of the Basham building, if the group will accept a counter proposal by the city.

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The Huntsville Planning Commission voted last Monday to waive city requirements for a subdivision that would have required the developer to construct sidewalks on both sides of the street that cuts through it.

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Work to repair the swimming pool at Withrow Springs State Park was scheduled to begin earlier this week, according to an official with the construction company which received a contract for the project.

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The Arkansas State Parks and a Rogers construction company were working out details last week to fix the swimming pool at Withrow State Park, according to chief planner Jordan Thomas in Little Rock.

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Madison County Clerk Faron Ledbetter and Circuit Clerk Phyllis Villines both told the Madison County Quorum Court Monday of their plans to retire the end of next month.

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The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday approved an ordinance to accept a vote center plan passed by the county’s election commission, which will establish five locations to vote in future elections.

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Madison County Clerk Faron Ledbetter and Circuit Clerk Phyllis Villines both told the Madison County Quorum Court Monday of their plans to retire the end of next month.

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Seventy-six people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for the school election, according to figures from the Madison County Clerk’s Office.

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation recently accepted a bid of more than $300,000 to overlay a road on Governor’s Hill in Huntsville.

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The Madison County Election Commission voted on Thursday to further reduce the number of precincts in the county, and to transition the county's election toward vote centers should funding come available for new voting equipment.

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Monica Schoonover said she’s anxious to complete training and begin working as the new school resource officer in Huntsville and St. Paul.

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The City of Huntsville announced on its Facebook page last week that it no longer offers the CodeRED alert program, which sent a phone call or text message about emergencies in the city.

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Madison County law enforcement agencies received good reports on a recent audit done about the security of their information systems.

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The Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday failed to pass a sidewalk variance for the Highland Park Subdivision, and tabled the issue until its meeting in May.

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The Huntsville Economic Development Commission last Wednesday heard from a state official how the city can better its chances of luring businesses to the community.