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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Fort Payne Post Office employees have put forth efforts of their own to promote and help raise awareness this month.

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Fort Payne firefighters visited the DeKalb County Public Library for the reading program Thursday to promote Fire Prevention Month.

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Rotary Club President David Allgood, left, hosted fellow Rotarian General Manager of The Fort Payne Improvement Authority Mike Shirey, right, Tuesday’s Rotary meeting. This week was Public Power Week and Shirey provided a program on innovations and outlook for Fort Payne’s power grid.

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At the Tuesday night meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, the guest was Rev. John Mathieu. Mathieu spoke about the local Jail Ministry and gave an update on the Patriots Memorial Park. Pictured, left, is Mathieu with Lions Club President Sam Dobbs, right.

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Renew Family Dermatology held a ribbon cutting last Wednesday at their newly opened office located at 1403 S Old Water Works Rd, Fort Payne. Pictured above and right are Maria Gonzalez, Rhona Paschal, Becky Dickson, Dr. Michael Digby, Cassandra Digby, Brittany Lindsay, Milissa Techlowec, Mel…

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Rainsville’s 60th Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. this year. Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Goff said the city is anticipating a “big turnout” for this years Christmas parade.

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Alabama 4-H has experienced record-breaking enrollment for several years. Now with almost 180,000 young people involved in 4-H, the program is so large that students sometimes must wait to participate in science and camping programs at the 4-H Center located south of Birmingham.

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District Attorney Mile O’Dell announced the conviction of 26 year-old James Michael Lewis of Fort Payne for assault second degree. According to Assistant District Attorney Summer McWhorter, the trial took place Wednesday before a DeKalb County jury in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor.

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First United Methodist Church Mothers Day Out Daycare held their fire safety week program with the 4-year old class this week. 

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The Fort Payne Police Department reports a pedestrian was struck by a Norfolk Southern train late Monday.

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Supporting Home-schoolers In Neighborhoods Everywhere, or SHINE, is a home-school support group located in Centre, Alabama. The group is made up of a network of families from the surrounding counties who have made the similar decision to take their child’s education into their own hands. SHI…

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Monday, the Rainsville City Council approved to have a public hearing on Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. to discuss the possibility of hiring a building inspector.

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The Fort Payne Improvement Authority, in conjunction with more than 2,000 other utilities across the country, celebrate Public Power Week this week by acknowledging their commitment to the customers each electric provider serves.

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In the court room of DeKalb County Probate Judge Ronny Osborn Sept. 26, Jo W. Stiefel, Donna Wilks Pate and Jannece Blansit took the oath of office to enter into the office of Board of Registrars.

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The DeKalb County Transportation and Council on Aging held its annual Community Health Fair Wednesday.

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The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation Wills Valley Recreation Center now offers game days twice a month for ages 55 and up.

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The Fort Payne High School Robotics Team addressed the city council Tuesday to ask for a $1,000 appropriation for this year’s BEST Robotics competition. The acronym, which stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology, challenges students to discover solutions for daily challenges t…

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Girls Scouts obtained more from training than just a merit badge; they received lifesaving lessons regarding their personal safety.

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On Sept. 29, the Rainsville Police Department received a call of a burglar alarm at 5 Star Foods located at 982 Main Street E.

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Chris Clark, field coordinator with RA-LIN and Associates, Inc., presented the Fort Payne school board with a progress report last week on the construction management of the new elementary school.

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Childhood obesity has been a growing concern for the last 10 years. A child is diagnosed as obese when their weight is over the 95 percentile for age and height. Nationally, the childhood obesity rate for children 10 to 17 years old is 15.8 percent.

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Using some basic tourism headcount formulas for special events, here are the numbers I came up with. Keep in mind these have a plus/minus variance of 15%.

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Danny Willyard was honored with the Safety Team Award during Tuesday’s commission meeting.

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Captain Lee Traylor of the Fort Payne Police Department became one of only two department officials to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Session No. 277 Sept. 13.

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday passed its 2019-20 fiscal year budget of $2 million more than last year’s $19.8 million budget.

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If you think there is nothing to do or see in DeKalb County, I’d like to invite you into our world here at DeKalb Tourism. There is so much going on here all the time that our problem is one of making sure we can keep up with the constant on slot of information about dates and times and wher…

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At approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit apprehended a fugitive who was wanted in Missouri on several outstanding warrants. The Collinsville Police Department also was on scene to assist with the arrest.

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The Rainsville Police Department held a moment of silence at the First Responder Memorial in the city park last week for a Tuscaloosa police officer who was shot to death on Sept. 16.

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Class 2A’s top-ranked Fyffe Red Devils stayed perfect in their 2019 campaign with a 47-6 win over the Asbury Rams in 2A, Region 8 play.

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Class 2A’s Collinsville Panthers dominated the Ider Hornets 60-6 Friday night, bringing them to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in region play.

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The Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center is set to host its third annual Run for Rescue 5K on Oct. 12.

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The Collinsville Historical Association is sponsoring an Alabama Bicentennial Event on Sept. 23 at The Cricket Theatre on Main Street in historic downtown Collinsville.

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We are a progressive organization, Promoting Tourism & Travel and encouraging Economic Development. We are working to present a greater awareness of our region’s natural scenic attractions, businesses and unique accommodations. Join us in partnership and help make DeKalb County and Looko…

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Beekeeping is going digital. Beekeepers across the state will have the opportunity to participate in an online beekeeping course series designed for both hobby and small commercial beekeepers. The workshop, conducted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will cover several topics of i…