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The seventh-annual Scottsboro BBQ Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 on the Downtown Square in Scottsboro. Admission to the festival is free, however some activities may require a fee to participate. General event hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is reminding residents in several northeast and north central counties of the state that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is once again be distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV). 

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House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, has led the effort in Alabama to provide funding for the state’s public schools. 

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The Safe Church Conference will take place 1–5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the auditorium at Snead State Community College. Lunch will be provided.

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Fort Payne has completed the process of taking over the Terrapin Hills sewer system after extending lines to connect to replace a failing, privately-built lagoon system in the subdivision. Approximately 200 homes are affected. 

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Located on Grand Avenue in Fort Payne is a little-known therapy clinic named Therapy Junction, headed by Dr. Paige Wright. 

Therapy Junction just celebrated its second birthday after the clinic’s abrupt start. 

 

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The Valley Head Cemetery “Running in Memory Of” Race was this past Saturday. There was a great turnout at Town Square in Valley Head. There were over 69 participants running in the 5k and 10k races, ranging from as young as 6 years old to as old as 82 years old. The overall male and female winners received a medal and cash award, along with first, second, and third place medals for each age and gender category. 

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An investigation has landed a Baileyton man behind bars for impersonating a police officer.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie said Alvaro Jimenez, 39, of Bailetyon, was arrested on Sept. 23 following an extensive investigation involving multiple agencies throughout Marshall County.

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Families of DeKalb County needing help providing Christmas toys for their children this year are urged to apply at the DeKalb County Department of Human Resources Food Assistance Office during the month of October.

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A single-vehicle crash at approximately 4:44 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, has claimed the life of a Henagar man.  

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More than 60 regional artists, musicians and vendors are scheduled to participate in Finster Fest, a nationally recognized two-day art festival in Summerville, Ga. that’s this weekend. Hours for the family-friendly festival are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

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The Hannah White Arnett Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) pushed for local majors to sign proclamations declaring Sept. 17-23 Constitution Week.

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The Fort Payne City Council approved a contract for the renovations being done at the existing Sports Complex. 

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Rotarian Steve Brewer hosted businessman Jerry Clifton during the September 13 meeting.  Clifton relayed his efforts around Fort Payne to attract business to the heart of the cultural areas of our community by revitalizing historic buildings through his real-estate purchases.  He has been re…

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The Tennessee Valley Authority Board maintained a strong, stable course for wholesale base electric rates in fiscal year 2023, consistent with long-range financial plans to keep base rates flat through the end of the decade.

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A bear rifling through the trash may not be the biggest concern for the more populated areas of the county, but increasing bear sightings are raising concerns and prompting experts to caution humans about interacting with the animals. DeSoto State Park has begun to take precautions such as rolling out new bear-proof trash cans.

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Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook and his wife Lisa promoted their non-profit foundation during Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce event hosted at Cook Castle Thursday evening. 

 

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The SAM Foundation’s Hope and Remembrance Suicide Awareness Walk is Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion in Fort Payne with a musical performance by The Locals.

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 DeKalb County Technology Center’s Alabama State SkillsUSA Secretary, Caitlyn Davis of Sylvania (pictured second from left) has been selected for the prestigious SkillsUSA Robert L. Flint Leadership Scholarship. Davis is one of four selected nationally. She is pictured here with SkillsUSA Ex…

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Junior B. Reese, 91, was born in the Blake community atop of Sand Mountain. Also pictured are his daughter, Rhonda Grace, grandson Richard Howe, great granddaughter Hailee Howe, and Hannah Howe, and great-great grandchildren Weston Sexton, Jasper Howe, and Evelyn Walton. 

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Jerry Jason McKee, 46, of Sylvania, was arrested Thursday at his residence on Blue Pond Blvd in Sylvania and charged six counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of child abuse and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

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Tickets go on sell Sept. 30 for the Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre production of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.” NACC scheduled the production for November 11-13 and 18-20, 2022. The Nov. 13 and 20 productions are matinee performances at 2 p.m., all others star…

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Few people have the patience and temperament to be teachers. Dealing with all manner of children, all with their own likes and dislikes, each one learning in their own way.

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The family of Lisa Ann Millican seeks to raise public awareness about a ballot measure this November that would prevent another family from going through what they experienced when, in 2009, then-Governor Fob James issued a surprise commutation of the death sentence faced by their loved one'…

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Brian Chapman’s debut as Sardis’ starting quarterback proved to be one of the best in program history, thrilling the Lion fans who filled Sardis Stadium to celebrate the school’s 2022 homecoming.

 

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Sylvania maintained its powerful region push Friday night.

The Rams capitalized on Geraldine turnovers and put the game out of reach midway through the final period, capturing a 41-24 win at Coolidge Isbell Field.

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This season hasn’t gotten off to the start Plainview wanted it to, but the Bears finally put it all together on Friday night for a dominating 28-7 win against Glencoe.

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DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow has been elected to serve as a member of the 2022-2023 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewide association representing Alabama’s 67 county governments. 

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Deputies and agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, along with police officers from several local jurisdictions, intercepted large quantities of hard narcotics and drug paraphernalia during multiple traffic stops and search warrants served in recent weeks.

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Buying a new vehicle in the current economic landscape can seem like a truly daunting task. With the current financial instability, the stress of a large purchase can be taxing. However, the weight of this decision can be mitigated by buying a pre-owned or “used” vehicle.