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City considers offer on airport property

Though the Huntsville City Council voted at its last meeting to purchase an acre of land at the Huntsville Municipal Airport for the construction of one new hangar and up to three more in the future, a final decision on the transaction has not been made.

Davis enjoys challenge of job as water utilities manager

Sean Davis says the hardest part of taking over as manager of Huntsville Water Utilities a few years ago was the pace at which things happen.

Contractors receive instructions at bid conference for new county jail

About a dozen contractors attended a pre-bid conference at the Arvest Annex building Sept. 20 to hear representatives of Smith-Doyle Contractors, Inc., review the process of bidding for work on what is being called the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center.

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Mercy Life Line flight paramedic Richard Wynne and flight nurse Brian Boone deliver the game ball to first responders including Madison County Sheriff Ronnie Boyd, left, and Huntsville Mayor Travis Dotson, standing next to Boyd, prior to Friday night’s football game at Eagle Stadium.

Commission OKs higher water, sewer rates

The Huntsville Water and Sewer Commission on Thursday approved three ordinances fixing water and sewer rates for 2024-26, which will go to the city council for consideration in October. Commissioners also approved the department’s budget for 2024 and heard an update on construction of the new storage tank adjacent to Sky High Arena.

District poised for growth; facilities up for discussion

Community input is needed for the Huntsville School District Master Facilities Plan, administrators shared during a public input session held Monday night. 

Friday Football Preview: Huntsville Eagles travel to Elkins tonight

The Huntsville Eagles (0-4, 0-1) take on the Elkins Elks (4-0, 1-0) tonight at John Bunch Memorial Field in Elkins with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

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The Huntsville Eagles opened Friday night’s opening conference game against the Gentry Pioneers with a thrilling first-quarter drive that resulted in the team’s first touchdown of the season. Yet they could not hold onto the lead and dropped the contest, 47-8.
Kingston’s senior boys and girls as well as its junior girls placed first in the 1-3A Division at the Berryville Back 40 cross country meet on Sept. 23.
Work ethic and determination keep Huntsville High School Senior Logan Wallace dedicated to football and trap. Playing both sides of the ball, Wallace is left guard and defensive end for the Huntsville High School Eagles Varsity football team. When he is not playing the field, you can find him shooting trap for Huntsville High.
The Eagles and Lady Eagles golfers participated in the district tournament Sept. 18-19 at Highlands Golf Course.
Local Obituaries
Joseph Zacharias tenBerge
Joseph Zacharias tenBerge, 35, of Huntsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at home. 
Betty Jo Smith Gurley
Betty Jo Smith Gurley, 87, of Huntsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville. 
Jessie Rose Rowe
Jessie Rose Rowe, 67, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale. 
Mamie Patricia Clark
Mamie Patricia Clark, 89, of Huntsville died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Countryside Assisted Living, Huntsville. 

Don’t forget the eclipse(s)

Sometimes I just have to remind myself that things could have been a lot worse.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28, 2023

Supports upgrading equipment Dear Editor:   I would like to express my unreserved support for the hard work and great job the Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Center is doing …

County offers online option to pay taxes

The tax man cometh, as the saying goes.

Citizens oppose governor’s assault on FOIA

During the recent special session, the governor and her allies in the legislature tried to repeal the foundations of the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but thankfully their efforts failed because of an outpouring of opposition from ordinary Arkansas citizens.
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