Plainview High School Principal Chris Clark and Assistant Principal Marilyn Bryant are pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.
Odds are…if you buy pills or other illicit drugs online or from a dealer, they will be laced with a deadly dose of Fentanyl.
DeKalb County schools had a strong showing at the Alabama State Junior Beta Convention held in Montgomery in February, bringing home a total of 95 awards and recognitions.
Using a helicopter and numerous community volunteers, thousands of plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes will be dropped onto the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne on Saturday, April 1.
One person died in a house fire on March 23 in the Peak's Corner area of Collinsville.
Priscilla Ann Moore, a caregiver to the resident, Clemme Leroy Hendricks, was pronounced dead at the scene. Hendricks was transported to hospital via DeKalb Ambulance Service.
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that more than five miles of reconstructed northbound roadway of Interstate 59 between Reece City and Collinsville were reopened Monday afternoon.
Two DeKalb County residents died after being struck by an 18-wheeler that veered onto the right shoulder while they were changing the left front tire on their Chevy Express van.
The DeKalb County Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 23, at Ider School.
At its meeting on Thursday, March 23, the Fort Payne City Schools Board of Education received an independent auditor’s report from MDA Professional Group, which found the books to be in order and concluded the school system is financially sound.
At the Henagar City Council meeting, Arc Pyrotechnic submitted a quote for the Potato Festival fireworks amounting to $1,900 for a 25 minute show with an increase from last year in the number of large shells. The council approved the purchase of the fireworks.
The June Jam is attracting national attention on Fort Payne, so the city is looking ahead and trying to prepare to handle the anticipated traffic flow. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.
The Fort Payne City Council voted Tuesday to approve a tax abatement to Nucor on the non-educational portion of sales and use taxes the company will pay.
Joseph Earl Cobb, 62, of Henagar was arrested and charged with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.
On Thursday, the DeKalb County Schools Board of Education broke ground at Ider School for construction of a new 21,500-square-foot gymnasium, which will have a seating capacity of 1,200. Pictured above, from left, are board members Robert Elliott and Monty Darwin, Ider Assistant Principal Ni…
According to a press release from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden, the Center for Applied Forensics at Jacksonville State University responded to assist and then transported the remains to the Huntsville Forensic Lab for identification purposes.
The Fort Payne Middle School Junior High Robotics team had an incredible showing in the March World Qualifying Tournament at New Century Technology High School in Huntsville.
Local veterans were the focus of a Veterans Resource Fair Thursday at the VFW Fairgrounds.
March 20 marked the first official day of spring, meaning vacation and spring break travel plans are on the rise. While the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will continue to focus on dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely and distracted driving, a top priori…
DeKalb County, Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will be off for spring break March 27-31.
A single-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon has claimed the life of Carl R. Nestor, 51, who was fatally injured when the 2005 Nissan Altima that he was driving left the roadway and overturned.
Officers Bryant Dean White and Lucas Yarbrough responded to a call in March 2020 call about a male standing in his neighbor’s yard with his pants down.
Monday’s special called meeting of the Valley Head Town Council, to address the 30-day suspension of Fire Chief Dustin Burt, was filled with dramatic confrontations. It was mainly Mayor Michael Key against supporters of Burt, many of whom waited outside Town Hall on a chilly first day of Spring.
The Crossville Police Department welcomes its first drug dog to the force. Congratulations to Canine Officer Lobo and his trainer, Officer Michael Kilgore, who have successfully completed training and received certification as a Narcotics Detection Canine Team.
On March 9, Fort Payne police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies notified Dade County authorities they were in pursuit of a vehicle on I-59 headed toward the Georgia state line, according to the Dade County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office.
The Valley Head Town Council has scheduled a meeting on March 20 at 6 p.m. to discuss the 30-day suspension of the town’s fire chief, Dustin Burt.
Mayor Michael Key, who began his current term in 2020 but has previously served on the town council since the 1980s, said the chatter on social media has been pretty one-sided.
Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provided good news at the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board meeting last weekend in Montgomery: All but one of the 21 State Parks showed a profit in 2022.
Extended Family is a community-based organization which has served the family members of the incarcerated since 2014. Extended Family provides support for spouses and other adult family members and two separate programs for school-aged children.
The National Weather Service will partner with the Dekalb and Jackson County Emergency Management Agencies to conduct a severe storm spotter course at Northeast Alabama Community College on Friday, March 24.
If you’re one of the thousands that has a misdemeanor offense from your past that is haunting you, provided it’s not a violent crime, a sex crime, a crime involving moral turpitude or a serious traffic offense such as a DUI, you now have the opportunity to receive help, free of charge, to see if it can possibly be expunged from your record.
A head-on collision occurred at 5:25 a.m. on March 16, on Union Grove Road near Allen’s Crossroads, approximately three miles east of Morgan City, in Marshall County.
Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate is 2.6%, unchanged from December 2022’s revised rate, and also unchanged from January 2022’s rate. January’s rate represents 58,411 unemployed persons compared to 59,986 in December and 60,270 in January 2022.
The U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, announces the launch of the Access Broadband Dashboard, a new data tool that shows how changes in broadband infrastructure expansion may impact local economies.
General admission tickets are now on sale for the Sowing Seeds of Hope concert featuring three talented local bands: Boys in the Band, Dad Company and The Locals.
A month ago, gospel recording artist Jonathan Bond, who leads the Chattanooga-based ministry "Extended Arms," was literally praying for God to provide him with socks.
At its regular meeting on March 14, the DeKalb County Commission created a new job position in the Road Department and approved a $2.65 million paving contract.
DeKalb County's Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency secured a $5,100 grant from Alabama's Mountains, Rivers & Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council that will be used to purchase NOAA weather radios for distribution to underserved, English as a second language,…
At is regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, the Geraldine Town Council adopted a proclamation designating April 24 annually as Hody Childress Day.
This year’s Leadership DeKalb class traveled to Montgomery this week and visited with new Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives. The Legislature appropriated Alabama’s $1.06 billion in American Rescue Plan Act Funds to water, sewer and broadband exp…
Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division shows that in January 2023, there were 100,635 job ads posted in Alabama.
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has announced $66 million in grant funding to help low-income households pay for internet access.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 59 from north of Hammondville to Fort Payne can expect single-lane closures, according to a press release sent from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
Congratulations to Jo Ann Stricklin of Portersville, who has been named Woman of the Year by the DeKalb County Homemakers and Community Leaders club. Stricklin has been a member of the Portersville HCL for 22 years and has held numerous local and statewide leadership positions. She is an act…
Congratulations to Jorge Rivera, son of Liz Hairston & step-dad Josh Hairston, who recently graduated from USMC Basic Training aboard Parris Island. He is a 2022 graduate of Fort Payne High School. Semper Fidelis!
“Far and Wide,” a popular national travel publication, recently declared the best national park in Alabama is Fort Payne’s Little River Canyon National Preserve.
Fyffe Head Football Coach Paul Benefield was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame on March 13 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
A 2017 Fort Payne High School graduate finds herself in a high-profile position as the assistant to Clay Armentrout, who is Chief of Staff to new U.S. Senator Katie Britt, R-Ala.
At its March 8 meeting, the Kiwanis Club welcomed guest speaker Nicole Goggans of SAM Foundation, pictured center, whose mission is suicide awareness and prevention. With her, from left, are Kiwanian Scott Weatherly and SAM Foundation volunteer Lauren Gifford.
The Alabama Department of Transportation seeks public feedback on a proposed “runaway truck ramp” at the bottom of Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne and will conduct a public involvement meeting on March 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium.
Advocate Shannon Campagna , at left, set up meetings for Mayor Brian Baine and the Fort Payne City Council in Washington D.C. last week. Baine was joined by City Council President Walter Watson, Council Pro Tem Lynn Brewer and Council member Johnny Eberhart as they met with Congressman Rober…
Over the last several years, the administration of Northeast Alabama Community College has made a concerted effort to expand the college’s offerings in the area of workforce development and career technical instruction to assist the rising labor shortage experienced in the area.
Pictured, from left, Melody Sellers and Susan Long of Fort Payne recently represented the DeKalb County Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the Alabama state convention recently held in Tuscaloosa. The organization is a professional honor society for women educa…