About Us

The Madison County Record
Drawer A
Huntsville, Ark. 72740
Office Phone – 479-738-2141
Fax – (479) 738-1250

Who we are

The Madison County Record is located at 201 Church Street in Huntsville, Arkansas, and has been publishing all of Madison County's local news since it was founded in 1879. The Record is one of the largest weeklies in the state and has been honored by the Arkansas Press Association for its coverage of news, sports, photos, columns, special sections, advertising and overall general excellence. It is the only consistent source of hard news, school information, social notes, law enforcement reports, business happenings, and local sports focused entirely on Madison County. The paper has won 57 Arkansas Press Association editorial awards over the last nine years. For its coverage of local business and the community, The Record was honored to receive the Huntsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s coveted Star Award in 2013. We believe that when our advertisers’ business succeeds, we succeed.

The Record's publisher is Ellen Kreth, and the managing editor is Preston Tolliver (editor@mcrecordonline.com). The rest of the MCR team includes: Graphic Designer/Paginator Opal Dennis (odennis@mcrecordonline.com), Editor's Assistant Debbie Diver (assistant@mcrecordonline.com), Operations Manager Shannon Hahn (office@mcrecordonline.com) and Reporter Rod Harrington (reporter@mcrecordonline.com).

Hours of operation

The Record is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for the following holidays: New Year's Day, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Submissions and Deadlines

We welcome all news ideas and suggestions. However, we cannot guarantee that all news leads will be printed in our editions, including our online and print editions. All obituaries (general information), birth announcements, engagements, weddings, five-generation photos, and birthdays of 90 years or older may be submitted for publication free of charge. The Record maintains the right of discretion to publish and edit any submitted editorial material. All Letters to the Editor must include a phone number and hometown of the author. The Record also maintains the right to edit any submitted Letter to the Editor. The Record does not publish letters to the Editor in support of or opposition to certain candidates during election periods.

Our deadline for calendar and church news, social announcements, columns, letters to the editors, school and community news, and other submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday for that week's publication. Late-breaking items, obituaries, and display and classified ads may be submitted after 5 p.m. on Monday for publication in that week's paper at the editor’s/paper’s discretion.

Advertising Information

Deadline for all display ad orders is 5 p.m. on Mondays for that week's publication.

The Record is available to the general public beginning every Wednesday morning at convenience stores, gas stations, various organizations, general businesses, and boxes throughout Madison County and the White River Valley area.  In addition, our online E-edition is posted by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays for all of our E-subscribers. The newspaper has a consistent circulation of 5,000 with a pass-around rate of more than 10,000. Each edition has a shelf life of one week.

For information about display advertising, please contact us at (479) 738-2141.

Please click on the "classifieds" link at the top of our home page for information regarding placing a classified ad. If you purchase a classified ad – whether online, by phone, or in person – it will appear in our print edition and E-edition.

To place a legal notice in our newspaper (at a rate of 35 cents per word), please contact Shannon Hahn at office@mcrecordonline.com.

We proudly accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and the Discover Card.

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