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The American Legion Post 89, of Fort Payne, presented a Gold Star to, Shirley Deerman, the sister of PVT Harvie Hicks, who lost his life on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on February 3, 1942. This was the sinking ship of a troop ship that is memorialized at the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in Phila…

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Iconic country group ALABAMA will soon add another accolade to its long list of achievements. On Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Joe Bonamassa announced the band (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen) as 2019 inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Additionall…

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Willowynn Art Expressions is hosting an event called Art Expressions in the Park on July 23 at the Fort Payne City Park.

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Tomorrow, July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight that led to the first steps on the Moon.

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OK, so I am not from here and it took a good chunk of my life to get here. The truth is I had never visited the state of Alabama other than to pass through it until Eastman Kodak offered me a great promotion to become the General Manager of an Eastman Kodak division in Birmingham.

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Officials have identified blooms of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) in Hancock County, Mississippi. The confirmation of this algae triggered Mississippi beach closures beginning in June. At this point, officials closed all beaches along the Mississippi coast. While the blooms ar…

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Pictured, from left, are Anita Hairel, Randy Posey, Sharon Barnes, Brian Baine, gallery owner,Jeannee Gannuch, Jennifer Mccurdy, Chris Phillips, Tricia Dunne and Darlean Rotch at the ribbon cutting for Untamed Gallery, located downtown at 103 Gault Ave N. Fort Payne.

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The Go Native app went live in Fort Payne July 8. This means that now, whether you live, work, or are just sitting at the sports complex in Fort Payne, you can have food delivered to you from a number of local restaurants.

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Alabama will hold its 14th annual sales tax holiday beginning July 19 at 12:01 and ending July 21, at midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales taxes may apply. Below is a list of tax exempt items:

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Friday morning the DeKalb County Board of Education held a special-called meeting addressing retirements, resignations, transfers and placements.

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A group of 22 members from the Cherokee Nation from Tahlequah, Oklahoma visited Manitou Cave of Alabama for the first time Saturday.

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The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at https://va.alabama.gov. The new site features a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to resources to help veterans.

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Glen Fowler, of Dogtown, celebrated his 92nd birthday this weekend. Community members, leaders and friends gathered at Woody's Steakhouse Seafood and Grill to celebrate the birthday of the county's oldest United States Marine Corps veteran. Fowler is a member of the Northeast Alabama Marine …

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The Players in Progress will present the classic play “Parfumerie” at the Fort Payne Opera House this weekend. The show is a delightful mix of romantic comedy and slice-of-life workplace drama, Director Emily Lewis said.

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With Boom Days Heritage Festival right around the corner, the Fort Payne Three Arts Club is gearing up for their annual 5K on September 21.

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Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said a call came into the Fort Payne Police Department Tuesday requesting officers to respond to the 300 block of Bus Circle. Fort Payne Fire Medics were already on scene when officers arrived, he said. Officers made contact with a 78-year-old female who w…

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The Fort Payne High School JROTC varsity 3-Position Air Rifle (3-PAR) shooters proved themselves once again and re-captured the North Alabama Rifle League (NARL) Championship title after losing if briefly last year to Sparkman High School. The 3x20 competition (20 shots in each of three posi…

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday heard updates from Lucas Blankenship, director of Economic Development and Planning with the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, on a Community Development Block Grant.

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During his recent trip to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Retired DeKalb County Circuit Judge Randall Cole was given a private showing of a sandstone carving presented to President John F. Kennedy from the senior class of Fort Payne High School in 1961. Cole was a member of…

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The Geraldine Town Council welcomed their newest councilmember Monday night.

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Crowe’s Meat Processing, one of the well-known, family-owned meat processing businesses in the area, has been operated by the Crowe family, of Henagar, for 40 years now.

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Greetings and salutations, my Fort Payne Main Street family and friends, and happy Saturday morning and Happy Independence weekend. I really feel that, next to Christmas, this is the most revered of holidays because of the very nature of what we must remember and never forget our forefathers…

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Our county-wide Making Alabama traveling exhibit is now over. As of Monday, July 1 it was transported to Moulton in Lawrence County for their opportunity to have this wonderful Alabama Bicentennial exhibit.

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Saturday the Alabama Shelters and Rescues is hosting a “Brat Fry” at the Fort Payne City Park sponsored by Frosty’s Fosters Animal Rescue of Wisconsin.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will have an opportunity to listen to experts on topics ranging from use of drones i…

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Pictured, from left, are Fort Payne city police officers Rafael Cruz, Tony Blackwell, Council President Brian Baine, Captain Lee Traylor, Steven Whited and Matt Wilson holding American flags at the city’s Independence Day celebration.

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The rules and regulations at Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne are now under review after a number of community members recently expressed their concerns regarding graveside flowers and decorations.

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Rodney and Becky Hammonds opened their original firework store, MaJiK Entertainment, at their home in Henagar in July of 2014. Since then, they have now opened a new, larger building and expanded their inventory exponentially.

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Tuesday the DeKalb County Board of Education approved the AASB dues and the bid for the beverage rights for concessions and vending to Scottsboro Coca-Cola for five years.

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During the weekend, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized a large amount of methamphetamine in several incidents, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden.

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The City of Fort Payne will host its Independence Day Celebration July 2 at the Fort Payne Sports Complex with event gates opening at 5 p.m.

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The DeKalb County Public Library wrapped up its summer reading program on Friday. DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Todd Greeson read “The Tortoise and the Hare” to children, and nearly 100 guests were in attendance. Library staff dressed as characters from the book to participate with the children.

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J Austin Hall, a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in support of combat operations during a deployment to Syria in 2016.

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The Mentone Bicentennial Committee has created a video entitled “Mentone: Where Little River Runs,” which highlights the history of the town. The first showing is Saturday night at the pavilion behind the Mentone Inn.