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Qualifying for municipal elections begins Tuesday, July 7, according to the Alabama League of Municipalities. Citizens will have until 5 p.m. on July 21 to enter these races.

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State and local education officials are pressing forward with plans to reopen schools this fall under a “roadmap” provided last week by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and local planning.

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Fort Payne, Ala. – The Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year at Little River Canyon National Preserve, and the National Park Service would like to give you the following tips to help you make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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The Fourth of July week is here and roads and highways will be filled with travelers. The Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for highway safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

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After touring the new school under construction on June 25, members of the Fort Payne Board of Education were so impressed with how it is taking shape that they couldn’t give it a bland name. After eliminating several possibilities from a list of suggested titles suggested by the teachers wh…

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Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Of course, scammers are finding nefarious ways to use these efforts for their personal gain.

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With elections being held in various states and counties, several issues are being discussed and demanding attention. Now more than ever, it is crucial to know and understand the phrase “contact your reps.”

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Millie Hall, a graduate of Plainview High School in Rainsville, Ala., has been awarded the top honor for incoming freshman at Jacksonville State University: the JSU Honors Scholarship. Only eight are selected each year. To qualify, students must have, at minimum, an ACT score of 30 or higher…

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With the Fourth of July celebrations kicking off this weekend, people must consider taking proper safety measures to ensure injury-free festivities.

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The coronavirus has disrupted a long list of 2020 events, and the city’s annual Independence Day festivities can be added to that list. The public will still get to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show, but they’re encouraged to do so from their car instead of gathering as a community at the F…

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The Fort Payne City Board of Education plans to visit the new intermediate school campus immediately before its regular monthly meeting June 25.

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Terrapin Hills is celebrating a half-century of offering social opportunities and competitive sportsmanship. The golf course located at 5501 Club Drive in Fort Payne was developed in 1967 by John Paul Crow, Sr. and opened for public play in 1970.

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Food City President and CEO Steve Smith announced Wednesday afternoon that Albertville would be home to the state’s first Food City supermarket, located at the former Kmart property at the intersection of U.S. Highway 431 and Alabama Highway 75.

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The LRAC board recently discussed whether to postpone its Chalk Art event on June 27, taking into consideration the continued rise of positive COVID numbers in Alabama. It was decided to “pivot” to a degree so that we can provide the safest environment for everyone.

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Elected officials, community leaders, pastors, church groups and citizens from all walks of life gathered together to walk in harmony Sunday evening.

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DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden took time this week to honor the office’s female staff members for “outstanding service during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak”. The department held a lunch for the employees and awarded each of them a certificate. 

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DeKalb County V.F.W. Post 3128 awarded its annual appreciation awards to a local law enforcement officer and fireman this week. Left are Fort Payne Fire Chief Ron Saferite and Firefighter Jake Everett, who was recognized as fireman of the year. 

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Southern Star Quilting, also known as The Little Rag Quilt, of Fort Payne was selected by GlobalGiving as a Red Backpack Fund Recipient, to receive a $5,000 grant from The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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Buck’s Pocket Sate Park office and campground officially re-opened this last Monday, June 15, with a ribbon cutting and guest speakers.

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The Fort Payne City Council voted June 16 to suspend its rules and approve an ordinance setting qualifying fees for the mayor and city council elections. It will cost $50 for candidates to formally enter the municipal race on August 25.

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At Tuesday’s Fort Payne City Council meeting, Commandant Charles Martin presented a plaque of appreciation to Mayor Larry Chesser and the council “in appreciation for your commitment and support to the N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League, Detachment 1404, from 2013-2020”.

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DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett provided the board with an update on where they stood regarding the upcoming school year and COVID-19 during the DeKalb County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

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Alabama families may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC. If you are a woman who is pregnant, who had a baby within the past six months, who is breastfeeding or who is the parent or guardian of a child up to age 5, you …

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Millions of people are ready to go back to work. Because of limited income, many need to work for financial security. Across the nation, state restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic are slowly being lifted so people can return to work and socialize outside the home.

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Altrusa International, Inc. of Fort Payne and DeKalb announces the four recipients of the 2020 scholarships given to high school students and GED students for academic achievements. These scholarships are available to aid in the cost of tuition, books or on campus housing.

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Choosing a college that is the best fit is an important decision for any student. Picking a college where faculty and staff are helpful, encouraging, and supportive is certainly a part of that decision. A recent study b y the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) indicates that North…

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The seventh edition of Bluegrass on the Rim was presented virtually by Jacksonville State University on Facebook on June 13. The concert featured Nashville recording artist Megan Mullins and top bluegrass bands Foggy Hollow Revue and Valley Road.

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This proclamation seeks to prevent and mitigate the challenges of COVID-19 in state correctional facilities by ensuring that inmates arriving from the county jails will be processed according to prevailing medical standards (specifically, a 14-day quarantine period).