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A new Mentone Arts Center opened last week at 5951 Alabama Highway 117. The former Kamama building also offers guests a restaurant, visitor center and multi-purpose room for events and educational workshops.

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Employees of the North Fort Payne UPS Center who helped Marine Toys for Tots of DeKalb County in 2019 were recently recognized with a plaque as No. 1 Employee Group in last year’s campaign — raising $1,900 plus many needed toys.

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Recently, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office issued a check to N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League on behalf of the Toys for Tots Foundation. Commandant Charles Martin received the check from Sheriff Nick Welden. This year, the DCSO conducted a fundraiser called “No Shave September in Order to …

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) joins election officials and others in urging Alabamians to practice healthy behaviors when making their voices heard by voting in the November 3 general election.

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Fort Payne Main Street is starting a program to decorate downtown with uniform messaging on window wraps that honors “people who helped make our downtown the heart of the community – with a nod to Fort Payne’s historic sock industry and the connective threads that bind our community as one.”

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As one of his last official acts, Mayor Larry Chesser presented to John Cooper, Director of Alabama Department of Transportation, a proclamation declaring him an honorary citizen of Fort Payne, as well as a key to the city.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education on Thursday recognized Danny Lindsey of the Transportation Department on his recently obtained School Bus Mechanic Certification awarded by the Alabama State Board of Education.

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As leaves begin to darken and pumpkins decorate every doorstep, pecans are ripe and ready for harvest as fall settles in the Southeast. These nutritious nuts are members of the hickory family and grow on towering shade trees commonly found in yards, orchards and pastures throughout Alabama. …

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John Dersham, president of DeKalb Tourism, gave the Fort Payne City Council an update on the state of the county’s leading industry, which has been significantly impacted statewide due the coronavirus. Actually, Fort Payne has benefitted from tourists’ desire to socially distance while enjoy…

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Sherry Cross (left) and daughter Jennipher Daniels, of Lakeland, Fla., admire the scenery and changing leaves at DeSoto State Park on their walk down the Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail Thursday afternoon.

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City Superintendent Jim Cunningham offered updates on several items at this week’s Fort Payne Board of Education meeting, including the future of the new school construction, new tennis courts and improvements to the track.

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The Fort Payne City Council received eight applications to serve on the board of directors of the Fort Payne Improvement Authority. Council president Brian Baine said incoming council members will participate in interviewing applicants and ultimately vote on who fills the vacancy sometime af…

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Tuesday’s Fort Payne City Council meeting took on a bittersweet feel as the group bid farewell to two of its members and the city’s mayor for the past eight years.

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DeKalb County Schools, under the leadership of Dr. Jason Barnett, understands the importance of parent and community involvement when it comes to students being successful in the classroom. The question was, “How do we engage our parents?”

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Current and future members of the Fort Payne City Council met last week in a work session to discuss ways to improve public involvement.

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At an informational work session last week, the Fort Payne City Council discussed a wide range of projects and needs, from making improvements to the city sewer system to the progress in developing new recreational facilities.

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Plans are underway to renovate a historic downtown Fort Payne building to create a pair of luxury apartments at the corner of Gault Avenue North and First Street.

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The Rainsville City Council during Monday night’s work session heard from engineer James Payton of Ladd Engineering regarding a consent order from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) for the city of Rainsville.

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The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasou…

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Isbell Medical Group staff gathered on Thursday, Oct. 1, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with ‘Rock it PINK in Honor of Melanie’.  The employees of the clinic not only honored Melanie Horton, their very own Breast Cancer Survivor, but also used the event to strengthen their resolve…

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Each year, the Fort Payne Fire Department wears breast cancer awareness shirts during the month of October. From left: Capt. Daryl Lester, Battalion Chief Aarron Beard, FF Dallas Blansit, Sgt. Shane Burt, FF Trent Cosper, FF Caleb White, FF Taylor Casey, Lt. Eric Middlebrooks, FF Drew Westbrook.

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Stacey Dover vividly recalls how her bout with breast cancer started with the discovery of a knot. Her worst fears were realized when a May 2018 biopsy at Clearview Cancer Care in Huntsville confirmed it was cancer.

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Dad died in 1992 and by 2000, mom (Marlean Butler) and I realized the time had come to move her from Florida to Alabama to be near me. She was about to turn 60 and having family close by in preparation for her “golden years” seemed appropriate. Little did either of us realize that in just fo…

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We remember your smile – your laughter – your love. We remember you like it was just yesterday. On September 17, 2016, at the age of 53, Donna Mae Hairston went home. My mother’s ten-year battle with breast cancer was over. Her pain was over, but ours continued. Losing a loved one to cancer …

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On March 6, 2014, Kandi Brown’s cancer trials began at the young age of 26. What started as a knot under her arm would later be a mass on her breast.

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Carrie Atchley began her battle with cancer on April 17, 2013, after being diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma at the age of 40.

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Dawn Osborne recently celebrated six years of being cancer free. The passage of time does little to fade the moment of anxiety that she experienced when, in 2014, she performed a self-examination of her body and felt nodules formed beneath the skin.

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The Fort Payne City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire former Times-Journal Publisher Tricia Clinton-Dunne to fill the city treasurer position. Clinton-Dunne resigned her position at the newspaper upon receiving the appointment, according to Times-Journal Owner Patrick Graham.

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The Fort Payne City Council voted against authorizing a permit for Southern Torch to close Gault Avenue between Third Street North and Fifth Street North for a Halloween Block Party. The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel its annual block party at that location due to concerns …

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) are partnering to investigate a positive SARS-CoV-2 case in a deceased cat in Opelika, Ala. COVID-19 is in humans caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV…