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Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine proclaimed Feb. 20-27 to be National FFA Week. He presented the proclamation to local FFA President Brody Bruce as Fort Payne High School agriculture teacher Gary Bell looked on. FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture a…

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With spring on the horizon, it is time to start preparing vegetable transplants. When growing vegetable transplants for the home garden, there are several considerations to be made from sowing seeds to proper care.

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At Thursday’s meeting, Fort Payne Superintendent Jim Cunningham updated the Board of Education about progress on the new school and other projects.

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Alabama’s annual initiative to promote a healthier lifestyle and develop positive habits, Scale Back Alabama, is kicking off its 15th year.

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The Fort Payne City Board of Education submitted a public service announcement to promote Child Find, an effort to locate, identify and evaluate individuals who have disabilities and may benefit from special education services.

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The week of March 8 is International Women’s Week. To highlight the amazing women working in the agricultural industry, the Alabama Extension animal science and forages team will release video interviews throughout the week to promote the women who built their careers on forages and the anim…

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Some of you may have seen our freshly constructed Fort Payne historic timeline on the side of the little gray building at the corner of Gault and 5th St.

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Electric vehicle charging stations may be coming to a new parking lot constructed at the intersection of Fifth Street North and Gault Avenue. Ironically, an old gas station was demolished there and the property modified to improve the turn radius from Alabama 35 to U.S. 11 northbound.

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Volunteers are needed to help with upcoming weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Times and dates are not determined at this time, and positions will be determined based on needs at the time of a clinic.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14-20. There’s no sugar-coating how challenging this year has been, but when we tune into kindness happening all around us, the day seems a little bit sweeter, the week seems more manageable and the year begins to look more bright and hopeful. This we…

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Boy Scout Troop 75 in Fischer had nine Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle during 2020. Pictured are, from left: John Chadwick, Andy McDaniel, Cody Welden, Andrew Burt, Wess Everett, Ivan Dougan, David Allen Fischer and Ian Thomas.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education on Thursday heard from Moon Lake Elementary School local officials and residents regarding the closing of the school due to low enrollment and financial hardships.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) announced its instructional plan for the remainder of the 2021 Spring term to faculty, staff, and students last week. Earlier this month, Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor Jimmy Baker recommended that all Alabama community colleges …

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Romantic relationships between teenagers are incredibly complicated. Very often, the undertaking of a relationship requires more maturity than most teens have developed. Dating is an exciting milestone for teens, but when the smartphone is always buzzing with messages from a significant othe…

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The Rainsville Police Department recently recognized Josh Wilson for his promotion to lieutenant. Wilson works criminal investigations and also coordinates training for the department. 

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Melissa Webb was selected as the 2021 recipient of The University of Alabama Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student Award given by the UA Grad School for her extensive service record which is tied to her academic work/training and for incorporating a high level of community engagement int…

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Phillip Hamman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is proud to announce the 2020 – 2021 senior class Good Citizens. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Chapter will be unable to host the yearly reception in February. The overall winner for DeKalb County has been…

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Investigators with the DeKalb and Marshall County Sheriff’s Offices executed a search warrant on Tuesday that resulted in the recovery of numerous stolen items.

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February is American Heart Month, a time when the nation spotlights heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death globally, with more than 17 million deaths each year. Now is the perfect t…

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Alabama House Majority Leader Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, at right, participated this week in the Alabama League of Municipalities annual Advocacy Day to discuss the 2021 legislative session with city leaders. The event gives such officials an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns with…

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We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with the ice cubes in your freezer, but if that ice forms in your plumbing, it’s a potential disaster. There are certain ‘cold season’ preventative measures that will help preserve a healthy, efficient water system and avoi…

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The Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Program recently recognized Fort Payne High School senior Arturo Rodriguez's outstanding academic and athletic achievements.

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said after meeting with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Children a few months ago, they discussed different ways they could assist each other in efforts to better protect the children in DeKalb County.

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Fort Payne firefighters are accustomed to rescuing others, but when the unit that is used to clean their PPE (personal protective equipment) failed, Servpro stepped up to rescue them.

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Alabama Provider Capacity Project representatives held a focus group event Thursday morning in Fort Payne with various agency and city representatives regarding substance abuse in DeKalb County.

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Producing waste is getting more expensive in Northeast Alabama. The Fort Payne City Council voted Tuesday to approve ordinances raising sewer and sanitation rates by 3% annually. The move came a day after Rainsville’s Council voted to increase that city’s residential rates for the first time…

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ABC Plus is working with healthcare and logistics partners across the country to support the COVID-19 response efforts by administering vaccinations in our community.