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Local crematorium developer surprised by sudden opposition

Madison County Funeral Home Owner and Madison County Coroner Doug Rabold said he was surprised when opposition emerged recently to his plans to install a crematorium in a building he owns at 504 E. Main St.

King calls Legislature a ‘Banana Republic’

Grouping bills together, flooding lawmakers with numerous bills at the end of a session, not keeping the public aware of what bills contain and not keeping a close eye on how much bills will cost the state are all worrisome trends in Arkansas, said District 28 State Sen. Bryan King last week.

New K-9 turns on handler, is returned

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a new K-9 officer after one recently purchased bit its handler, deputy Logan Roddy.

Friends of Kingston Library to reprint special book

KINGSTON – The Kingston Community Library is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. In celebration of this milestone in library and local history, the Friends of the Kingston Community Library are reprinting the popular history book, “A History of Kingston.”

Board members speak out about school visits, address raises

The Huntsville School Board approved several recommended policies from the Arkansas School Board Association except for a few, including one that would have kept members from going on their own to visit individual school buildings. 

Department of Health reports violations June 8, 2023

The following violations were found at local businesses by the Arkansas Department of Health during the month of May:

Bulky items, electronics day slated for June 16-17

Madison County Recycling & Solid Waste will hold a free bulky items and electronics day June 16 and 17 at the facility on Madison 6553 near Mitchusson Park.

Fundraiser to help single mom who’s fighting cancer

Shannon Moppin graduated from Huntsville High School in 2013 and now several classmates are doing what they can to help their former classmate fight for her life. 

Henderson hired as top Eagle

The Huntsville School Board on Monday approved the hiring of Eric Henderson of Stuttgart as the new Eagles’ head football coach.

The Huntsville School Board on Monday approved the hiring of Smackover teacher and coach David Preston Jr., as the district’s new athletic director. Five candidates were interviewed for the job.
Bryant-Sikes win tournamen Gil Bryant and Aubrey Sikes won the Booger County Bass Club Tournament Saturday on Table Rock Lake. Bryant and Sikes weighed in 15.54 pounds, including the Big …
A total of 140 campers began Monday at the Huntsville Eagles Pee Wee Football Camp. The camp will be held through Wednesday at Eagle Stadium. Huntsville coaches were assisted by current Eagle players …
Local Obituaries

Marty Ray McChristian

Marty Ray McChristian, 64, of Hindsville, died Thursday, June 1, 2023, at home. 
Past Obituaries

Dr. Jack Edmisten

Dr. Jack Edmisten, age 90, of Blue Springs, Mo., died on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at his home.

Evelyn Lucile Bates

Evelyn Lucile Bates was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Dec. 16, 1926. She spent most of her childhood in Hackett, Ark.

Flashback not a good one

I had a flashback to my childhood last week when I heard about what happened to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Logan Roddy.

The state Division of Workforce Services will close nine offices around the state.
Students are clearing out their lockers and signing yearbooks as teachers grade final exams and close the classroom door for the final time this school year. While their attention is turning to summer, my staff is already preparing for fall and getting ready for our next Congressional Youth Cabinet (CYC).
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, June 8, 2023

County should be doing better job on roads Dear Editor: I live on Madison 6128. We experienced heavy rains during the overnight of May 12 and 13 resulting in a washout of a one lane bridge. …

Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2023

So-called holidays not part of the county Dear Editor: From an email I recently sent to Austin Boatright, Madison County Clerk: “Please remove from the County Calendar: …

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