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The Madison County Record won the annual Chamber of Commerce Best Decorated Business Contest. Second place this year went to Kindercare with the Extension Office third.

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Former Huntsville High School Football Coach and Dean of Students Randy Barnhill wants to press charges against the current coach for “illegally intercepted text messages,” according to a Huntsville Police Department report.

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Knightly Smith, 3, visits with Santa following Saturday night’s Christmas parade in Huntsville. See more photos from the parade on Pages 8-9A.

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A nonprofit foundation being formed by Jonathan Formanek is planning to purchase the former Walmart building at 121 E. Lee St. and use it for community organizations whether or not the Huntsville School District enters into an agreement with the non-profit foundation to use the building for …

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The Huntsville School Board renewed its intra-agency agreement with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at its regular meeting on Monday night at the Huntsville Intermediate School.

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The Huntsville Planning Commission last week approved site plans for the construction of three houses in the Cedar Bluff subdivision.

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Huntsville City Council members were treated to a glimpse of a revitalized downtown Huntsville at their meeting Monday night.

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A Hindsville City Council member Monday night spoke out against a proposed ordinance that would target unsightly dwellings and properties in the town.

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Randy and Bettinna Coger have a simple message this winter: If you need a coat, come by their store and get one free, with no questions asked.

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Huntsville High School was a training sight for canine police on Tuesday. The “practice” included agencies from Elkins, Springdale, Washington County, the University of Arkansas, Huntsville PD and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Principal Roxanne Enix on Facebook said, “We are grateful …

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The Hindsville City Council Monday decided to draft an ordinance to deal with unsightly dwellings in the town. An ordinance will need three readings and be published in the newspaper before it can be put into effect.

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Jasper School District Superintendent Jeff Cantrell submitted his letter of resignation effective June 30, 2020. He plans to take over as director at the Ozark Unlimited Resources Educational Cooperative near Harrison.

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The Huntsville Kiwanis Club’s Christmas Shopping With A Kid will kick off Thursday, then the civic group will hold its annual fundraising auction on Saturday at 1 p.m., inside Carroll Electric on Highway 412B.

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When the Orval E. Faubus House in Huntsville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year, it was a big deal for various reasons, current owner Jonathan Formanek said.

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Polk Square in downtown Huntsville was aglow in Christmas lights at last Friday's Lighting of The Square. The annual event featured Christmas music, merchants who stayed open late, a chili supper, visits with Santa and more. See photos from the annual event on Pages 6-7A.

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Shelby Cook, a junior at Huntsville High School, was crowned Miss Huntsville last Saturday. Cook is the daughter of John and Brooke Cook. Photos from the event will be in next week's edition of The Record.

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A project to improve Highway 23 between Huntsville and Eureka Springs received funding recently from the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

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A local couple was told Monday it will be months before changes could happen to allow them to put a mobile home on land they own in Huntsville.

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Getting local businesses to take part in a survey in 2020 is vital to the Huntsville Economic Development Commission, member Kevin Hatfield told the group at its meeting last week.

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Combine a fondness for antique autos with some strong civic spirit and a few good skill sets. There you have it. A recipe for the transformation of a 1965 Chevy pickup into a unique vehicle and a symbol of respect. Watch for this one-of-a-kind truck at the upcoming Christmas parade in Huntsv…

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Open Arms Food Pantry, the Madison County Ministerial Alliance and churches in the community are making plans to ensure those in need share a Thanksgiving meal.

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The St. Paul Town Council last week passed two ordinances concerning the first-ever sales tax in the community.

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The Madison County Election Commission approved the sales tax issue in St. Paul and ballot positions for the March 3 Primary Election.

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A 43-year-old Huntsville woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of shooting her wife after a domestic disturbance.

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A craft brewing company in Huntsville got one step closer to realization Monday night when the Huntsville City Council extended the lease on the Basham building from three to five and one-half years.

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The final six rural water tanks have been inspected and test results sent to the Arkansas Department of Health, according to Madison County Water Facilities Board Manager Rodney Reynolds.

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Business leaders searching for a new location study demographics, such as population, housing and transportation. Quite often, the first place they go is a locale’s website. Representatives of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission invariably tell audiences of elected officials and com…

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A meeting held last week sought input from community members about pursuing the use of the former Walmart building at 121 E. Lee St. as a location for one of the Huntsville School District’s Career Technical Education Centers, an expanded library and a community activity center with meeting rooms.

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A construction crew continues work at the Taco Bell being built along the Highway 412 bypass. The eatery is being constructed just south of the highway near the 412 Express. Applications for jobs can be found at www.tacobell.com/careers or KMACJobs.com.

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The Madison County Quorum Court passed the annual property tax levy ordinance, which assigns millage rates on real estate and personal property for the current year. The biggest chunk of money from property tax goes to schools – 80 percent for property owners in unincorporated parts of the H…

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Reducing the size of a Career and Technical Education building Huntsville by 1,283 square feet and removing a restroom would save the Huntsville School District about $175,000, the school board heard during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

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Several people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Sunday evening, according to the Huntsville Fire Department.

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A sudden sleet storm and a drastic drop in temperatures Monday led to schools closing early and several traffic mishaps.

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American Legion Commander Jim Dickinson (right) presents a certificate of appreciation to 102-year-old U.S. Army veteran Lucious Whiteley. Veterans at Meadowview Healthcare and Rehab in Huntsville were honored on Monday. Whiteley’s grandson, Thomas (left) and great-grandson Jared Whiteley (n…

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Two dozen employees of five Home Depot stores came together last week to repair the Kingston American Hall after a waterline leak this summer damaged abut 60 percent of the facility.

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No more grants are available for a new water tank in Huntsville, according to incoming water department director Sean Davis.

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An experimental aircraft with two people on board crashed near Mitchusson Park in Huntsville on Saturday morning, according to Huntsville Fire Department Chief Kevin Shinn.

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Terry Phillips (left), a retired firefighter who comes back to Huntsville to cook each year, speaks with guests during the Huntsville Fire Department’s annual Ham & Bean Feed Fundraiser at fire house No. 1. HFD Chief Kevin Shinn speaks with Charlene Bennett at the end of the table. Phill…

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The filing period for those seeking public office in the 2020 elections will end at noon on Nov. 12.

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Izzabella Hernandez was named Teen Miss Huntsville last Saturday. The event was held at Huntsville High School. See more photos on Page 8B.

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The subject of a manhunt in Madison County last week turned himself in to authorities in Fayetteville after spending a night in the woods.