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The Alabama Cottage Food Law recently underwent some changes. Going into effect Aug. 1, these changes will now allow producers to earn more than $20,000 with sales out of the home.

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Vintage 1889 Café is planning to reopen on Monday, Sept. 20. The recent remodel has more than tripled the seating space, and the newly added décor adds more history, memorabilia and uniqueness to a space that was already the favorite hotspot for many locals and tourists alike.

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It’s been called the “Great Resignation” – the large number of Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs because they think they’ve got better opportunities. If you’re part of this movement, you’ll want to take the needed steps to keep making progress toward your financial goals.

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Grandparents Day is almost here. If you’re a grandparent, you may want to use this day as an opportunity to think about how you can help provide for your grandchildren’s future.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Sand Mountain Heifer Development Program recently completed its sixth consecutive year at the end of June. This demonstration project takes place annually at the Auburn University Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center (SMREC) in Crossville, Al…

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Do you have a resumé, or have you ever wondered why you were not selected for a job interview? Unfortunately, although you had the qualifications, you were not selected for an interview. Do you think it was the type of resumé that played a part in you not getting the invite for the interview…

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If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income – instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on …

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Like everyone, you’d like to enjoy a long, healthy, independent life. But the future is unknowable, so it’s a good idea to prepare for a variety of outcomes – including the possible need for long-term care.

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President Joe Biden’s administration is looking to help eliminate some of the ownership and succession issues that arise for many agricultural producers that inherit land. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the establishment of the Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP) at a press…

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If you’ve heard of 529 plans, you might think they can only be used to help pay for college. And you wouldn’t be alone: Less than one-third of adults properly identified that a 529 plan can be used for more than just higher education, according to a survey by Morning Consult and Edward Jones…

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Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, donated $100,000 to Farmer Veteran Coalition, including awarding $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide to support their agriculture businesses and $50,000 from the Tractor Supply Company Foundat…

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BAMA BOYS BBQ is located in Henagar at 8940 AL Highway 40, near the Henagar crossroads. Owners Charlie Trotman and wife, Shelley, started the business small using only a concession stand food trailer and let word of mouth and hard work lead their business to a full-sized, full-service restaurant.

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Tractor Supply announced today the completion of an exciting remodel of the entire store at the Fort Payne location that will completely transform the shopping experience for local customers. The store has been updated to allow customers to shop with improved ease and efficiency and features…

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If you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: “Am I contributing enough?” “Am I still funding these accounts with the right mix of investments for my goals and risk tolerance?” But here’s one inquiry you might be overlooking: “Have I used…

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A beautiful new deck has been constructed on the south side of the Blue Jug building, located at 519 Gault Avenue North, next to the Fort Payne Depot Museum. Fort Payne Main Street turned out to help the owners open the deck, where guests can sit and enjoy the store’s specialty alkaline anti…

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When you’re busy with your career and family and you’ve accumulated a fair amount of assets, you may find that it’s increasingly challenging to deal with investing and estate planning. If so, you might consider working with a trust company.

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Plans are in place for a new downtown business to open on August 7. Alice Pettyjohn is the proprietor and is bringing to Fort Payne a fresh idea unlike anything the area has to offer. The store offers three different avenues of commerce. One section is an event space for large parties, a sec…

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Harbor Freight Tools, America’s go-to store for quality tools at the lowest prices, will officially open its 1,200th  location with the grand opening of the new store in Fort Payne on Saturday, July 31 at 8 a.m.

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Attracting business to the heart of a city involves many public figures, one of those individuals is Jerry Clifton. While he is known for being “about town” on a daily basis as person who runs for the health benefits, he is also all the downtown. Clifton purchases real-estate with the purpos…

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On August 12, Fort Payne saw the opening of Wild Cats Nutrition. A place where beverages are not overloaded with calories and sugar, but instead are infused with protein, vitamins and minerals.

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Normal is defined as conforming to a standard. The standard by which businesses are now operating has been altered to conform with regulations set in place by governmental agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Business is now being conducted under the “new normal.”…

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You have heard the old saying “It’s the little things that count”.

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Twenty-eight million tourists spent a record $16.8 billion while vacationing in Alabama in 2019, the Alabama Tourism Department reports, crediting the arrival of more than a million additional guests who spent a billion dollars more than tourists the previous year.

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Stock markets soared around the world in 2017 as global economic growth improved and investor confidence strengthened. Interest rates generally remained low, helping keep markets calm despite ongoing worries that political uncertainty or unexpected events would trigger disruptions. But risin…

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You’ve built a good life for yourself and your loved ones, and you’re expecting to leave them financially secure when you’re gone. That’s an important goal, but some people don’t reach it because of simple oversights in their planning for the future.

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Are you covered? Every day, Americans buy insurance so they’ll be able to leave money to their heirs or be reimbursed in case of theft or accident.

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The first time I met Wendy Holbrook, I felt like I had always known her. Wendy works at Vulcraft/Nucor and serves on the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

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Has overspending at the holidays become a tradition in your household, leading to some unpleasant surprises when the credit card bills arrive in January? There are many ways you can give meaningful gifts without breaking the bank. 

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A proactive estate strategy will place you – not state law or courts – in control of decisions about the care of your children, your assets and your health care.

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Southern Newspaper, Inc., parent company of The Paris News, has reached an agreement in principle to buy The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram and other associated publications from Echo Publisher Co., Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern, recently announced.

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Officials estimate that this year’s Boom Days Heritage Festival had “the biggest impact” on DeKalb County’s local economy in recent history.

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Heil Environmental Solutions Group’s on-site health clinic recently welcomed John Moore, with North DeKalb Primary Care, as the new owner and CRNP.

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The Fort Payne Christmas Parade was a huge success again this year. This was the first year since I have been director that it was not freezing or below.

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Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable have agreed to merge, forming one of the biggest cable companies in the nation.