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Patterson Realty LLC held a ribbon cutting Dec. 1. Pictured, from left to right, are Sandy Goff, Ruth Hill, Tara Wilkerson, Kennedy Traylor, Tracy Ferguson, Rheta Patterson, Ronald Patterson, Ethan Patterson, Craig Patterson, Owner, Ethan Patterson, Amber Patterson, Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt, …

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Alabama producers can brush up on best management practices and prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course. The course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Wednesday, Jan. 19. at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

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Splash of Pixie Dust is new a restaurant in Fyffe. The owner is Penny Shrader, and her husband, Lebron, and daughter, Hannah both help out. Shrader was a nurse for 23 years and after retiring from the medical field decided to put her recipe box to good use.

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While you’re working, you may be contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA), which can provide a tax-advantaged way to save for your future. So, is it ever a good idea to tap into your IRA before you retire?

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Lacy Dobbs has been an artist most of her life, but only recently began turning her talent into a business. She said her vibrantly colored, cartoon type art, is inspired by the 60s and 70s psychedelic colors. Recently, Dobbs was contracted to paint a mural on the outside wall of the Groovy G…

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When you and your life partner work together to achieve your important long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement lifestyle, the experience can be greatly rewarding. However, your success will require commitment and discipline. So, what steps should you take along the way?

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Southern Grace Girls owner Randa Brandon, has owned the business for approximately two years. The store is a booth mall where vendors rent space to sell various types of merchandise.

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Within your investment portfolio, you may have a cash management account. And in the years before you retire, you may want to build this account to help pay for emergency expenses, short-term goals or your everyday spending.

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Cotton prices have seen an unprecedented run up, increasing $0.25 from September 20 up to $1.16/lb on October 7. This is the first time we’ve seen dollar cotton since the 2010-2011 period, during which prices surpassed two dollars. How rare is dollar cotton? This is only the third stretch du…

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The Therapy Junction, LLC (TTJ) offers cutting-edge pediatric therapy Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Owner, Paige Wright leads a team of 40 highly qualified, dedicated employees. They opened their doors September 2020.

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Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel. Luke 2:25 (NIV)

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Jimmy and Katee Joliet are the owners of Barter Post Furniture & Mattress Store in Rainsville. The store offers a full line of new rustic furnishings. Daughter, Brooke and employees Justine Guffey and Brady Black help operate the business.

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If you’re a woman business owner, you may face some challenges not shared by your male peers – but there are many moves you can make to help improve your financial future.

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Dave’s Antiques will be in operation, at the location in Hammondville, for 10 years as of May 2022. “We are planning some kind of shindig for our 10th anniversary,” said owner Dave Stone. Stone operates his business with the help of his son Darby Stone, friend Brian Gurnee, and vendors like …

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October is National Retirement Security Month. If you’re still working, what can you do to help yourself achieve security during your retirement years?

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To kick off National Digital Inclusion Week, the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and Fort Payne - DeKalb County Entrepreneurial Center (E-Center) are offering affordable devices to qualified local residents. Through a grant opportunity with rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), …

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Husband and wife, Adam and Miranda Golden are partnered with Alexander “Grady” Wells as owners of Tiger’s Inn restaurant in Valley Head. They have owned the business for approximately two months, however they all have previous restaurant experience and have high hopes for their new venture.

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With luck, you’ll enjoy good health throughout your life. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to financially prepare yourself in case you ever encounter serious illness. But what steps should you take?

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Mi Ranchito Mexican restaurant is located at 1815 Gault Ave. N. in Fort Payne. The restaurant has been in business for two years. It is a family owned and operated business. Owner Esperanza Acevedo says their claim to fame is the authenticity of their south of the border cuisine.

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At a Sept. 22 work session, members of the Fort Payne City Council reviewed new technology to better enable regular citizens to let the City know about problems needing addressed. They also had a preliminary discussion about a nonprofit possibly taking over operating the DeKalb Theatre, whic…

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Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon to celebrate The Therapy Junction’s one-year anniversary in Fort Payne. Cutting the ribbon is Paige Wright, owner and therapist, surrounded by staff, friends and community members. Therapy Junction provides pedi…

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If you’ve recently retired or plan to retire soon, you probably have a wish list of what you want to do. But one thing you definitely don’t want is to become a financial burden to your grown children. How can you avoid this?

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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…