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Will Lau, 7, of Fort Payne, is pictured with Times-Journal Circulation Manager Nita Stevens and Advertising Director Linda Stiefel. Will is a student in Becky Graham’s second-grade class at Wills Valley Elementary School. He was the winner of The Times-Journal Christmas coloring contest. Wil…

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HANCEVILLE, AL – Wallace State Community College congratulates the 834 outstanding students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Snead State Community College is proud to announce the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. Students must hold a minimum of 3.50-3.99 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more hours of regular college level courses to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

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The following students were awarded honors for the Fall 2021 semester at Mercy College of Ohio. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named on the Honor’s List, a student must achieve a…

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On Tuesday, Fort Payne made history with the dedication of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s first electric vehicle charging station at Fifth Street North and Gault Avenue as the initial first step toward creating a Fast Charging network the agency plans to roll out widely across the region. …

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Republican candidate for governor of Alabama, Lindy Blanchard, visited DeKalb County on Jan. 24, making campaign stops at Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville, Sylvania Drugs and the DeKalb County Courthouse in Fort Payne.

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A DeKalb County inmate walked off the work release site Monday morning at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville.

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During the Jan. 4, 2022 meeting, Rotarian Wayne Woods (right) hosted fellow Rotarian and World War II historian and collector Don Wood. Mr. Wood has been collecting relics and memorabilia from WW II since he was seven, and over his lifetime has achieved an impressive personal collection of u…

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Suzanne Thomas with the Alabama Department of Human Resources was the speaker at the Kiwanis meeting on January 19, 2022.  Pictured left to right are Kiwanian Tamara Neeley and Ms. Thomas. The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday morning at Cattle Stampede.

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Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce welcomed new chamber member El Jardin with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. El Jardin Restaurant & Cafe is located at 801 Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne. Above, owner Angelina Juan Mateo cuts the ribbon.

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week as the COVID-19 and the Omicron variant continued disrupting the labor market.

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Sadly, identity theft happens throughout the year – but some identity thieves are particularly active during tax-filing season. How can you protect yourself?

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Following a brief executive session at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Fort Payne City Council approved the setting of a Feb. 15 public hearing to accept comments on the City entering into a memorandum of understanding with Marathon Realty Group, Inc. The commercial real estate com…

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The Fort Payne City Council voted Tuesday to halt any new action on developing the 63rd Street project until it can review an alternate proposal that could potentially save millions of dollars.

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigation’s Unit received information of an adult male who was possibly having communications with an underage female. After further investigation, Bobby Cole Howell, 27, of Henagar, was charged with Electronic Solicitation of a Child and 2 Failure to Appear w…

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The Fall Semester 2021 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Kathy Murphy. Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’s Lis…

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CLARKSVILLE, TN – Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize Madelyn Wallace from Fort Payne, AL, as one of the students named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during Fall 2021.

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The Rainsville City Council on Monday night heard an update from Councilman Brandon Freeman on the PBR Bull Bash event at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center.

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Cast members Charles Mauney, Jr., Adam Blevins, Amanda Taylor and Bryson Taylor are working hard to prepare for the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center’s annual Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre, scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 14 and 17-19 at Fort Payne First United Methodist Church’s …

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DeKalb County experienced a winter weather storm on Sunday, Jan. 16 that led to accumulations of up to 4-inches in elevated areas and some traffic incidents on slippery roads.

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Presiding Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney Colby Matthews as the child support referee for the 9th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Matthews will preside over child support enforcement actions in the Circuit Courts and District Courts of the circuit, whic…

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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department recently presented an informative program on Self-Defense at the January Hannah White Arnett DAR meeting. Pictured, from left to right, are Sheriff Nick Welden, Child Crime Investigator Priscilla Padgett, Chief Investigator Nick Brown, HWA Vice Regent Lynn …

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Captain Josh Jennings (right) was recently promoted to Battalion Chief with the Fort Payne Fire Department. Pictured left is Fire Chief Stacy Smith.

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The DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre recently collaborated with DeKalb County Schools cosmetology department to teach students how to apply stage makeup as the spring semester kicks off. DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre serves the students of all of DeKalb County Alabama high school’s artistic…

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Raising awareness of human trafficking by wearing blue T-shirts on Jan. 6 beneath the marquee of the DeKalb Theatre were Robin Black, Angel McInnes, Mamie Miller, Family Services of North Alabama Victim Services Coordinator Bonnie Walters and Carol Miller.

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been increasingly affecting deer in parts of the Southeastern United States over the last several years. While previously undetected in Alabama, the first case of this neurodegenerative disease was recently discovered in the state.

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Are you ready to file your income tax return? Tax Season 2022 begins on Monday, Jan. 24, and the filing deadline is April 18. The Alabama Department of Revenue (ALDOR) has a few tips and suggestions to help you file your return safely and get your refund as quickly as possible:

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The new year brings a fresh agenda for the Alabama Legislature as lawmakers return to Montgomery with a major focus will be deciding where to direct the infusion of resources eligible to state and local governments through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help turn the tide of the pand…

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has sent a health alert network message to Alabama healthcare providers notifying them that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have endorsed new recommendations for CO…

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Roadside 'Que restaurant, located at 607 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, recently donated 70 meals to the Bread of Life food ministry. While Bread of Life currently provides meals three days a week, they have now opened up a warming station during extreme winter nights, a food pantry, a clothes clo…

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Widespread rain will occur across the state Saturday and Saturday night. A couple of strong storms are possible Saturday afternoon near the Alabama/Florida state line.

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The Fort Payne City Schools have switched back to virtual learning for Friday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 17, according to Superintendent Brian Jett. He attributed the move to “staffing shortages, COVID positives and quarantines within our school populations.”

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Fort Payne Improvement Authority General Manager Mike Shirey has joined the Board of Trustees of the Thrive Regional Partnership, a nonprofit organization that addresses development needs across a 16-county area and encourages responsible growth.

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Mark Hale (left) was sworn in as Councilman by Mayor Chuck Ables during Geraldine’s regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday.