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Chloe Boman, FPHS Key Club member and 2019 Girls State attendee, was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club meeting on February 26, 2020.  Pictured, left to right, are Chloe Boman and Valorie Barnes, FPHS Key Club advisor.

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Chris England, the new chair of the Alabama Democratic Party visited the DeKalb County Democrats headquarters last week. Pictured are Tobey Miller, Chris England and Paula MacDougall.

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At the Tuesday night meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, the special guest was Elizabeth Wheatley, executive director of the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center. Pictured is Lion Alan Kilgo with Elizabeth Wheatley.

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The Geraldine Town Hall was packed Tuesday evening as citizens and media came to see a due process hearing for Assistant Police Chief Jeff Buckles. He was placed on administrative leave earlier this month after posting a comment on Facebook that some interpreted as menacing to Democrats. The…

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The deadline to register for the Crazies Trifecta is February 24. The March 13-15 event consists of three half-marathons over three days in three cities in DeKalb County.

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Welcome to Alabama—where the weather is always in a state of confusion. It may be warm during the day, but take advantage of the waning days of winter and cozy up at night with a warm bowl of soup. These soup recipes are sure to warm you from the inside out.

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DeKalb County investigators, with the help of the East Metro Area Crime Center (EMACC), U.S. Marshalls, ATF, Bessemer Police Department and the Birmingham Police Department have recently been able to file charges in a string of burglaries in DeKalb County as well as a robbery in Dawson. The …

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DeKalb County District Judge Steve Whitmire collected three times the required number of signatures of registered voters needed to get qualified to appear on the General Election ballot as an independent candidate to seek re-election to the office he has held since 2002.

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Last week the Rainsville Mayor Roger Lingerfelt and Councilmen Bejan Taheri, Ricky Byrum and Derek Rosson traveled to Montgomery to promote the City of Rainsville and its future improvements.

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ATLANTA – Fire Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined a fire that occurred around 7:20 A.M. on Monday, February 10, at a Dade County residence, was intentionally set. The fire was set in a bedroom closet inside the home located at 18947 Highway…

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Smoking, obesity, a poor diet; these are all traditional risk factors of heart disease. However, there is new trend steadily making its way through the population—vaping. In observance of American Heart Month, take time to learn about teen vaping and the heart health risks associated with it.

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The Fort Payne Main Street organization met with downtown store owners at The Strand restaurant to brainstorm ways to better capitalize on upcoming events and adopt new ideas for getting their cash registers ringing.

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Heart disease, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The disease claims 647,000 lives annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Northeast Alabama Community College’s Diversity Committee is excited to announce several events on campus in celebration of Black History Month. Events will be both educational and entertaining, and all events are open to the public. NACC President Dr. David Campbell encourages the public to…

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The closure and detour of U.S. 11 for the bridge replacement at Dry Creek in DeKalb County is being pushed back. Weather conditions during the past week or two have delayed utility relocation work that was to take place prior to the bridge replacement.

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The Fort Payne Kiwanis Club awarded its Good Citizenship award this week and $100. Left to right: Teacher sponsors Hanna Turner, Amanda Wells, Beth Jones, Kristi Jones and Jim Cunningham.

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On Feb. 11, Fort Payne Rotary Club President David Allgood hosted Fort Payne High School student Arturo Rodriguez-Lopez, who had just completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. A junior at FPHS interested in majoring in physics, engineering, or math, Arturo relayed that the course, condu…

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) students Amy Hamilton (welder), John Headrick (machinist), and Ryan Rogers (designer) recently earned first place in the Project Manufacturing (Project MFG) state competition, held in Auburn, AL.

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A partnership between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) will allow county residents to complete 2020 census forms online in Extension offices.

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School counselors not only advise students about improving their grades and planning their futures. They are also a source of comfort for troubled children facing a long list of stressful concerns like mental health issues, financial difficulties, behavioral problems, parent-child conflict, …

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Thursday evening, the Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre began its run of an original play, “Deliver Us From Mama!” at Fort Payne First United Methodist Church.

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Rotarian John Mathieu (left) hosted Chief Master Sergeant Eric Dudash, USAF, Ret., who has recently relocated to Mentone at the on Jan. 28 meeting. Chief Dudash has integrated into the community through the Troops to Teachers program, having subbed 2nd grade in Henagar and slated for High Sc…

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Longtime local chiropractor Richard M. Ferguson Jr. passed away last week at the age of 94. He enjoyed a rich life of service to his country, his family and his community.