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The Rainsville City Council on Monday heard from Rainsville Freedom Run Coordinator Jerry Clifton about the results and impact of the Rainsville Freedom Run 5K and 10K race on Saturday.

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While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink.

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Two men are in jail in connection with an alleged kidnapping of another man. Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said a man contacted authorities and said he had been kidnapped before escaping.

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We’re halfway through summer, which means it’s time to schedule back-to-school physicals. The start of the school year is busy for parents and students, but an annual visit to the primary care provider is important to check in on normal development, healthy growth and disease protection.

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The city of Rainsville is set to host its annual Freedom Fest on June 29 starting at 1 p.m. in honor of Independence Day.

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The Cloudland Community Park is hosting its fourth annual 5K Fun Run, Barbecue and Yard Sale on July 6 at Cloudland Community Park.

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In 1966, on the west coast, a young man named Steve Miller formed a rock band and by the mid-1970s the bands hit singles became the classic rock heard on the radio. A tribute to this man and his band “The Steve Miller Band” will be held by a group of local musicians at the DeKalb Theatre in …

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Young people across Alabama are packing their suitcases with swimsuits, sunscreen and bug spray in preparation for 4-H Summer Camp. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System together with Alabama 4-H host the three-day camp throughout the summer each year beginning in June.

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Looking for a way to connect with local business owners? Good news! The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce offers several ways to connect monthly. In fact, this upcoming Tuesday, June 18th, Sand Mountain Pest Management will host Breakfast and Business at Roadside ‘Que in beautiful downtown Fort Payne.

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Tuesday morning the DeKalb County Public Library held its Mystery Reader event at the Fort Payne City Park.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education members Monday gave thanks and showed their appreciation to Brenda Vaughn, of Ider, for her 44 years of dedication and service to transporting students to and from school.

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The DeKalb County Commission presented the DeKalb County VFW Farmers Market board members with a $2,000 check last week for this year’s farmers market season. Farmers market manager Grady Dalton is pictured above, with other board members receiving the donation check from DeKalb County Commi…

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On June 19 through 22, 2019, participants in an educational training program of the Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) will learn more about the field of folklore and local music traditions.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that construction began today on emergency bridge repairs at Interstate 59 and DeKalb County 140 at Sulphur Springs (Exit 239).

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Birmingham – Select winners of the 2019 Alabama Press Association Media Awards were announced by Dee Ann Campbell, chairman of the AMA Contest Committee. This year, 90 publications submitted 3,394 entries in the annual contest. The Illinois Press Association membership judged the entries.

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The DeKalb County Public Library will see another local author stop in to sign and discuss his published work next week.

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The Fire Science Program through the Rainsville Fire Department and DeKalb County Technology Center has already seen a hired fireman in its first year.

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The group Alabama’s Fan Appreciation Week is June 20 through 23. Mark your calendars now to support Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook as they celebrate 50 years of music.

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Sunday, DeKalb County Drug Task Force Agents responded to assist the National Park Service after illegal drugs were found in a vehicle after a stop near Alabama Highway 35.

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The Fort Payne Improvement Authority (FPIA) is your local public power provider and has been for almost 80 years. In 1940, the citizens of Fort Payne voted to establish the FPIA. Since that time, FPIA has been growing and changing to meet the electrical needs of Fort Payne and the surroundin…

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet William Michael Dunavant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dunavant of Suwanee, Ga., grandson of Hershel and Gayle Dunavant of Rainsville, AL and Judy Simmons and late Dale Simmons of Evansville, IN and great grandson of Leonard and Patsy Ezell of Hopkinsville, KY graduat…

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Northeast Alabama Community College welcomes the community to their 16th annual Summer Latino Festival on their campus this Saturday.

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During the 30th Annual Von Braun Memorial Dinner, the Fort Payne Robotics Team was awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award from the National Space Club.

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Alabama is home to mighty rivers; providing nourishment, transportation, habitats and recreation for those who call Alabama home. Alabama Water Watch, which is part of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and receives support from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is providin…

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Great Saturday morning! I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Memorial Holiday. We enjoyed a lot of good grilled food, homemade ice cream and of course a sweet, cold watermelon. It was a family time for which I am thankful.

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Travelers spent $90 million and were responsible for 1,104 jobs last year in DeKalb County, according to a report conducted for the Alabama Tourism Department by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi. That figure represents a 4.6% increase in traveler spending from the prior year on hotels,…

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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life DeKalb County Survivor Dinner was held Tuesday night at the First Methodist Church Life Center in Fort Payne.

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Pictured are city employees of 10 years Mark Barfield, Denise McAbee, Jimmy Gilbreath, Brant Middlebrooks, Darrel Clark, John Patterson, Sheryl Veal, and  Jeannie Waller. Not pictured, are Justin Burt, David Forester, Daniel Garrard and Andy Parker.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that the DeKalb County 140 bridge over Interstate 59 at Sulphur Springs (Exit 239), about 1.5 miles from the Georgia state line, was closed to the public after being damaged in a tractor-trailer crash this morning.

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Collinsville Public Library is proud to present its fourth annual 5K Challenge on June 8 at Historic Main Street Collinsville.

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Crossville Health and Rehab therapy team were selected as Restore Therapy’s 2019 Team of the Year.

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The DeKalb County Board members ended the last session for the school year Wednesday and gave thanks to all who attended and the faculty and staff of all the county schools.