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The St. Paul Town council last week approved Linda Grom to replace Phyllis Haire on the council.

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The Huntsville Municipal Airport received confirmation last week that grant money was approved for an upgrade to its self-serve credit card system for those purchasing aviation fuel at the airport.

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Charlie Graves (left) and Garrett Osbon with Bill Ramsey Excavation put installation against blocks in a new house foundation. Three houses are being built on Evans Street in the Cedar Bluff subdivision. Graves and Osbon were working last Thursday. The new homes will be built by Gil Bryant C…

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The Madison County Water Facilities Board could seek bids by this summer for a million-dollar project to install new pumps and repaint tanks at various locations, according to Manager Rodney Reynolds.

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Twenty contestants from Huntsville, Kingston and St. Paul competed in the Madison County Spelling Bee held at St. Paul School on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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Mayor Darrell Trahan administered the oath of office to three commissioners at Monday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting.

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The process to obtain a loan to help pay for a new water tank in the city has moved forward a bit, Water Department Director Larry Garrett told the Huntsville Water & Sewer Commission.

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January 2 marked the 40th year that Ruth Roberts has been in business in Huntsville. Except for one year when renovations took place at her building, Roberts Tax & Accounting has been at 402 W. Main St. the entire time.

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The Huntsville School Board on Monday heard a proposal to use the former Walmart building for a Career and Technical Education facility, instead of building a new facility.

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Huntsville School District representatives and others met last week to discuss construction projects, including the location of a planned activities center.

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If things work out as planned, Anna Woodbridge may be driving a new Subaru in heaven while she works on the best real estate deal of her career.

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Huntsville School District Superintendent Dennis Fisher was relieved of his superintendent duties last Thursday and the Huntsville School Board promoted St. Paul Principal Audra Kimball to be interim superintendent until June 30.

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Fourth Judicial District prosecutors will not pursue charges against Huntsville School District employees, something former football coach and dean of students Randy Barnhill had sought.

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Huntsville School District Superintendent Dennis Fisher was demoted immediately to assistant superintendent by the Huntsville School Board on Thursday, and St. Paul Principal Audra Kimball will be interim superintendent until June 30.

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A possible jail for Madison County, fire protection for Huntsville, and Career and Technical Education buildings for the Huntsville School District could be some of the top issues in 2020, according to local officials who spoke about the new year.

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Madison County Veterans Services Officer Jim Dickinson will be moving to a new office at 4D Sanitation, 1937 Highway 412B early in 2020.

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Two members of the Hindsville City Council have said they plan to resign from the group, Mayor Stephanie Casey confirmed last week.

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Madison County employees and special guests had their annual Christmas dinner last Thursday. The luncheon was held at the county shop.

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The final touches are being put on the new Taco Bell along the Highway 412 Bypass in Huntsville. A spokesman said the eatery will open on Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Rodney Reynolds, manager of the Madison County Water Facilities Board, recently was named Manager of the Year for water utilities.

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Plans for a craft brewery and taproom in the former Basham building have fallen through.

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A sophomore at Huntsville High School who died in a two-vehicle accident last Wednesday “was a good kid, a very good kid,” according to Principal Roxanne Enix.

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Second-graders from the Huntsville Primary School perform Christmas songs at the Madison County Courthouse last week. The students came in three sections to perform holiday favorites.

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The Huntsville City Planning Commission unanimously pre-approved the final plat for Phase 2 of the Highland Park Subdivision, allowing for construction of two houses to begin.

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The Madison County Water Facilities Board is awaiting word from state agencies before it can move forward with a major rehabilitation project, according to Manager Rodney Reynolds.

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The St. Paul Town Council last week approved the 2020 General and Street budgets, according to Mayor Nina Selz.

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Sonja Roden with the Huntsville Police Department goes through the line at the city’s annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday. City employees and special guests ate at the Masonic Lodge.

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Nancy Marsh is retiring for a second time as she will step down from her job as Huntsville’s Economic Development and Tourism director on Jan. 31.

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Several people in the area were asked what they wanted for Christmas. Not as private individuals, but in their jobs. Some offered serious answers while others took a lighter approach.

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The Madison County Quorum Monday approved the 2020 budget, which includes a slight increase in what the county will pay to house its prisoners in Washington County.

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Slick roads due to a sudden hailstorm early Monday caused two vehicle accidents near Hindsville, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.