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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. 

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.

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

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. 

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.”

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.

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.

Madison County officials are hoping grant money will help make improvements at the Wesley Community Center, one of five voting centers used during elections. The center, built in 1955, will need to be updated before it can continue as a voting center.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has a pair of K-9 officers on staff, with one already working the streets.

U.S. flags are seen in Huntsville Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day.

It’s a tale of two yearbooks.  The Huntsville Middle School yearbook was recognized as the best yearbook in the nation for the second consecutive year.

An official with Rausch Coleman Homes said the company is making repairs to houses built in Huntsville, if needed, although the president of the Property Owners Association at Cedar Bluff Subdivision said many issues are not being resolved by the company.

War Eagle Appreciation Day 2023 is planned for June 3 at Withrow Springs State Park, presented by Beaver Watershed Alliance.

The public swimming pool at Withrow Spring State Park north of Huntsville will open for the season on Saturday and will be open through Labor Day in September.

Huntsville’s Economic Development and Tourism Director Brandi Holt said things are coming together for this summer’s Pics in the Park, set to begin on Saturday, June 10.

Madison County Emergency Medical Services on Monday welcomed its newest member, a 2022 ambulance from Braun Ambulance builders in Van Wert, Ohio.

The Huntsville Planning Commission on Monday tabled an ordinance to create two new residential zones in the city. The ordinance will be taken under consideration by the group’s ad-hoc committee on Wednesday.

Kingston resident James Eaton said Monday he will seek the District 26 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives next year after incumbent Mark Berry of Ozark announced last week that he will not seek reelection.

Madison County Regional Water will ask for a $1.20 increase per 1,000 gallons in what it charges the City of Huntsville and Madison County Water Facilities Board to purchase water.

Nancy Marsh Nieman with the Madison County Health Coalition, left, presents Deb Crawford with the Volunteer of the Year Award.

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