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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced that Alabama schools will not re-open for the remainder of the school year due to health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts will provide multiple instructional delivery options to complete critical core academic standards while …

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The Alabama Department of Revenue would like to remind taxpayers to be vigilant about protecting their personal and financial information. Scammers and fraudsters take advantage of honest taxpayers through calls to action using phishing emails and other methods seeking this type of informati…

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Drier weather will allow the Patriots Memorial Park Board to install long-awaited brick pavers and benches inside the park, which sits on land adjacent the Rotary Pavilion at the corner of Godfrey Avenue and Fifth Street NE.

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Continuing its mission to provide veterans, their spouses, and the military community with the finest choices for education opportunities, Military Friendly today has released the 2020-21 Military Friendly® Schools list. Once again, Northeast Alabama Community College has earned this designation.

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Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced Monday that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

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Auburn University, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has temporarily closed its county and state offices in response to coronavirus control protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During this time, Extension follows guidance from Auburn and Alabama A&…

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Tourism is critical to the economy of Fort Payne and throughout DeKalb County. Tourism is and will be impacted over the next number of weeks as we diligently exercise every precaution to slow down the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19) and ultimately allow it to run its course.

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MONTGOMERY, March 20, 2020 – Effective immediately, the Department of Revenue is extending relief to state lodgings tax account holders who are unable to timely pay their February, March, and April 2020 state transient occupancy tax, commonly referred to as “lodgings tax” liabilities. Late p…

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Thursday’s Fort Payne School Board meeting was the first since a state of emergency was declared on March 13 and Gov. Kay Ivey ordered closure of all public K-12 schools in Alabama until April 6 to contain the spread of COVID-19. It also may be the board’s last face-to-face meeting for a whi…

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Hello, my name is Kerry Jones and I’m seeking your vote for Fort Payne City Council. I’m a single father of four children with my 6-year-old daughter still at home. I’m a member of the Class of ‘85 at FPHS, a graduate of NACC criminal justice program where I transferred to AUM. I’m also an E…

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The Alabama State House of Representatives advanced last week a five measure package of bills intended to expand and improve the mental health services available to Alabama citizens.

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One year ago today, DeKalb resident Kim Payne was involved in a car wreck on her way home. On March 17, 2019, her vehicle veered off the road, impacting with a tree head-on and igniting in flames shortly after.

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Fort Payne, AL –Members of the Hannah White Arnett Chapter, NSDAR, from DeKalb County attended the 122nd State Conference of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held March 6-8 in Auburn, Ala. During the conference, members welcomed Denise Doring VanBuren of New York, Pr…

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Liberty Bank in Geraldine held a ribbon cutting Wednesday. The new bank is located at 40956 Al Highway 75, Geraldine.

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Prepare for battle. Handwashing is the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses. With the coronavirus (COVID-19), the respiratory disease first identified in China, making its way into national headlines, handwashing is now even more important.

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Mentone Mayor Rob Hammond, owner of Camp Laney, was awarded the Speedy Altman Award at the annual convention of the Camp Owners and Directors Association (CODA) last month in San Diego.

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The Fort Payne City Council will postpone its Tuesday night council meeting and reschedule it at the normal time of noon on Tuesday at the City Hall council chambers.

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Greyhound Bus Lines and Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Tuesday at the new bus stop location at the CITGO on Highway 11 near the I-59 entrance/exit. At the ribbon cutting were Amy Weikel, Jennifer McCurdy, Mark Szyperski, Brian Baine, Charman Howell, Linda Beville and An…

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Northeast Alabama Community College’s (NACC) Music Department presents “Each Life Has Its Place” featuring women’s history and women’s music. The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 18th at 12PM in the Student Center. A celebration of Women’s History Month, this concert will be a col…

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The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in the U.S.

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Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is DeSoto State Park! Join instructor Destin Padgett and park naturalist Brittney Hughes for a great outdoor experience of strengthening yoga poses and hiking along beautiful trails. This hike w…

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At the Alabama Lions District 34-A Convention on Saturday, Fort Payne High School Leo Club President Guadalupe Andres was awarded a plaque for District 34-A Leo of the Year.  Pictured are Lions Club International Director Justin K Faber, Leo Guadalupe Andres & Alabama Multiple District 3…

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An Ider farmer, Olivia Cleveland, is in Washington D.C. today with other organic farmers from across the country to convince lawmakers to help young farmers better afford farmland. The Young Farmer Fly-In is led by the National Young Farmers Coalition.

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Fort Payne, Alabama – DTPM, Inc. is proud to announce the development of a novel test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as the Wuhan Coronavirus. DTPM is a nationwide provider of laboratory products, services, and solutions partnering with laboratories since 1993 to provide instrumentati…

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the formation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force of cabinet and state agency officials, as well as disease specialists in an abundance of caution. The task force held its initial discussion Friday morning.

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DeKalb County Career Technology Center supported Read Across America Week. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on…

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The Phillip Hamman Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted a reception for the DAR Good Citizen winners from the nine participating high schools in DeKalb County. The reception was held at the DeSoto Country Club on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 3:00 p.…

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Fort Payne, Ala. – Little River Canyon National Preserve is excited to announce that free, Ranger-led hikes and programs will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays this March.

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In the last several weeks the Coronavirus has been at the top of the news with stock markets and travel being negatively impacted.