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The Fort Payne City Council carried out Tuesday’s meeting agenda after acknowledging the absence of Councilman Gerald “Red” Taylor. Council President Brian Baine announced that Taylor was having a heart catheterization procedure done and asked that the community keep Taylor and his family in…

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The Rainsville City Council on Monday discussed the pay rate gap between its first responders and those in neighboring communities.

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Deputies and agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Interdiction Unit apprehended fugitive Billy Blake, 42, of Fort Payne, Friday night.

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The DeKalb County Democrats present the True Blue Youth Rally and Concert at DeKalb Theater in downtown Fort Payne on Sept. 7.

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The Residential Beautification Award was presented to Robbie Nelson, 114 Wilkes Drive, by the Fort Payne Garden Club. Robbie has a yard of flowers and plants of which she works to maintain. The award is sponsored by the Fort Payne Garden Club and the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. The Fort …

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A significant heat wave that moved into Central Alabama last weekend ended Wednesday with a cold front. Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Huntsville Andy Kula said it will still be hot, but no heat advisories are out for DeKalb County or the surrounding area.

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The SAM Foundation is one step closer to bringing their state-wide coalition for suicide prevention into a reality.

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Northeast Alabama Community College invites the public to attend an exhibit on loan from the Birmingham Public Library entitled “Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th-Century Newspapers.” In the nineteenth century many Americans received news and learned about the world beyond their home…

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Tomatoes are a staple in every southern garden. Put the time spent pruning, watering and fertilizing to good use as you spend time in the kitchen. Add tomato salad, stuffed tomatoes or Tomatoes Rockefeller to the summer menu.

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One in every eight Americans older than 60 years of age have PAD. In all, PAD affects as many as 12 million people in the United States. Slightly more men than women have the disease. Due to the prevalence of PAD, September was named Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month by the US Sena…

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This is a four-night series program covering basic information about beef and forage production. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners or those wanting to brush up.

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The DeKalb County Commission heard from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden and DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett concerning safety in local schools at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Family Services of North Alabama welcomed the community to its Open House event Monday evening at the DeKalb County Health Department.

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In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

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Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 765,000 young women across the country and more than $108 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and nati…

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Landers McLarty Ford of Fort Payne, in partnership with the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center, is hosting its first Adoptable Pets Event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The DeKalb RC Flyers and the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center will celebrate National Model Aviation Day this Saturday at Jacoway Field in Fort Payne from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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This shows Legion members raising the new flag. 

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Here, Phil Edwards, Shelba Haymon-Jiminez and Joshua Scoggins fold the retired flag.

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This photo shows Commander Orman Cummings carrying the retired flag.

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Saturday, American Legion Post 89 along with Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members, retired Chick-fil-A's old flag and raised their new one. Both American Legion Post 89 and Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion said they were honored to be a part of the retiring of the flag.…

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Fort Payne Pediatrics held their ribbon cutting for their new building on Old Water Works Road SW in Fort Payne on August 2, 2019.

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A Georgia man is asking for help from local DeKalb County residents to join him in keeping up the Lower Sulfer Springs Cemetery in Fort Payne.

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State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R – Rainsville, on Monday announced almost $3.2 million in new funding is being made available for school security enhancements, technology upgrades, and other needs in DeKalb County and Fort Payne City Schools.

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Something the chamber takes pride in is retaining our local businesses. It’s a team effort and we need your participation. August 15 Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and Fort Payne Main Street will host a Small Business Workshop at the Coal & Iron Building in hopes of providing helpful inf…

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Fischer Rescue Squad held a Friends of Fischer Appreciation dinner last week at the Fischer Rescue Squad building to commemorate the purchase of their first new truck.

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The Fort Payne City Council heard from members of the DeKalb Tourism Board as they gave updates on recent tourism numbers released by the Alabama Department of Revenue.

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The Rainsville City Council on Monday saw a standstill in their efforts to transfer the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum over to the board of education.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education held a special called meeting Wednesday to accept the resignation of Leslie Garrard, bus driver at Crossville School (effective 8/5/19).

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Regan McClung has been the Northeast Alabama Community College Theater Manager/Outreach Coordinator for the past 15 years. As the curtain closed on “Driving Miss Daisy,” the recent performance at the theater, the curtain also closed McClung’s role at the theater. McClung has accepted a new r…

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In 2000, the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce launched the first Golf Tournament Scholarship Program at the Rainsville Golf and Country Club. From 2012 until 2015, the Chamber awarded three $1,500 scholarships. In 2016, the scholarship tournament raised more than $9,000, which resulted in the …

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The ranking was based on employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm. For 10 consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top two …

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Birmingham, Ala. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today applauded a final rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that will update the Medicare Wage Index reimbursement formula. The formula has disadvantaged hospitals in Alabama for decades and left them to co…

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Kindred Home Health of Fort Payne team members will be canvassing the counties throughout the month of August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for CASA of Jackson County and Upper Sand Mountain Parrish, two of many benefactors of Kindred at Home’s 15th Annual Food Drive.

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Pete the Cat Day was held at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pete himself greeted children downtown and Fort Payne native and author James Dean signed Pete the Cat memorabilia. The event was the second of its kind and is set for the first Saturday…

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Summertime in the South means the smell of cut grass, playing in the sprinklers and watermelon. The perfect watermelon on a hot summer day is sweet, juicy and bright red. However, picking the perfect ripe watermelon can be tricky.

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Allie Stanley, of Fort Payne, Alabama, is the 2019 National Winner of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Joseph S. Rumbaugh Oration Contest. She began her journey by winning at the local SAR Little River Chapter oration competition and then winning at the SAR Alabama Society state ora…