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Huntsville’s City Council voted Monday night to build kennels for temporary housing of stray animals at the city’s industrial park site.  The exact location on the site and the starting construction date will be determined after the Ad Hoc Committee on Kennel Location meets again.

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Madison County Judge Frank Weaver has been awarded the Association of Arkansas Counties’ (AAC) 2019 Wes Fowler Advocacy Award for his “tireless work in boldly advocating for the counties of Arkansas,” a news release said.

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Madison County has  seen a slight reduction in the money spent to house prisoners in Washington and Carroll counties this year, according to County Clerk Tamitha Blocker.

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An ad hoc committee last Wednesday narrowed down to four the potential sites for a temporary animal shelter in the city of Huntsville.

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The Madison County Jail is once again out of compliance with state regulations after another inspection was performed this summer, according to Madison County Judge Frank Weaver, who told the quorum court the findings at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

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Madison County has received $164,019 in Phase 1 funding for an elevator to be installed in the courthouse, according to a news release Tuesday from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

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The Huntsville Economic Development Commission last week continued its work on the state’s Competitive Communities Initiative Evaluation, according to Economic and Tourism Director Nancy Marsh.

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ELKINS – The Elkins City Council earlier this month heard more details about a planned subdivision on 92 acres, less than two miles from the schools.

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The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday voted to amend the county’s subdivision ordinance, but tabled further discussion about individual sewage disposal systems.

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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.