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Fort Payne Parks and Recreation is one of five rural agencies in the nation selected by the National Recreation and Parks Association to participate in a Rural Learning Collaborative. Fort Payne will join Bainbridge Island, WA, Leadville, CO, Slatington, PA, and Newport, OR in this unique op…

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The idea for a thrift store started with Michelle Ibsen, Program Coordinator of The Gathering Place and Elizabeth Wheatley, Executive Director of the CAC. 

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To those of us raised in the South, a real breakfast consists of grits and other dishes. Eating grits is practically a religion, and a breakfast without them is unthinkable. Three-quarters of the grits sold in the U.S. are from the coastal states stretching from Louisiana to the Carolinas, a…

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Today’s column is dedicated to Southerners, those who cherish their heritage and continue the tradition of home cooking, country music, sweet tea, moon pies and grits.

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After the first thanksgiving in 1621, it was over 200 years later before Thanksgiving Day was officially proclaimed as a national day of thanksgiving, praise and prayer.

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The best turkey for the holiday table is the one that’s been prepared safely. The following is information on making sure your holiday turkey is also a safe turkey.

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The Annual Fiddler’s Picnic to remember Gene Ivey and his contribution to music was held Saturday, July 15 at Ider Town Park. The Marine Corp League presented a tribute to remember Ivey for his service in the Marine Corp. in WWII and the Korean War. Friends gathered at the park to play music…

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The NACC Mu Alpha Theta math honor society offers several math events for students on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus: induction ceremonies for new members, a Pi Day celebration and the annual Algebra I Bowl for area students.

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Joan Tucker, instructor of English and Yearbook sponsor at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), has been chosen as the Dr. Charles M. Pendley Founders’ Chair Most Outstanding Faculty Member for 2015-2016.

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Twenty-eight high schoolers from Jackson and DeKalb counties participated in the first ever High School Engineering Experience, LEAP into Engineering Technology. The event was hosted recently by Northeast Alabama Community College.  

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Founded in the late 1840’s and located in the Tennessee Valley, the community of Bridgeport, Alabama became a hotbed of activity during the War Between the States. A key railroad bridge spanned the Tennessee River at Bridgeport connecting Alabama to Chattanooga and points north and south.

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There are several reasons people volunteer. A few of them I hear are: Meeting other like-minded folks, giving back, learning new things and ‘It’s just FUN!’

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Congratulations to Little River Sock Mill and owner Gina Locklear for being named one of Martha Stewart’s 2015 American Made Award recipients.

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The Rainsville Holiday Open House on Nov. 13-14 is for shoppers who love to shop. Two weeks before Black Friday, more than 20 of our unique, specialty retailers are offering those shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

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The Fort Payne Chamber is partnering with the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps League, Detachment 1404, to bring the second annual Veterans Day parade to downtown Fort Payne.

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Collinsville – Local real estate professional Ben Richardson is a die-hard sportsman and blends his passion for land and wildlife with a career in land sales.

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In a time of immediate news and weather via television, internet, social media and Weather Bug we have become dependent on making our travel plans with weather in mind. The days of planning localized trips within a 200 mile radius well in advance are gone. Potential visitors are waiting for …

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Fall colors will hit their peak within the next few days. I can hardly wait to take in some of the spectator scenery myself. This region, filled with ridges, valleys, lakes, creeks, waterfalls, caverns and canyons, is at its loveliest when it is putting on its fall show.