At least a couple of Monday, Jan. 20 events are planned to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday afternoon, the Narcotics & Interdiction Unit conducted a search warrant on County Road 577 and made approximately 30 drug arrests over the course of two months in the area stemming from traffic stops that led agents to the home.
Rehearsals are underway for the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center’s annual Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre with performances planned for Feb. 6-8, 10, 13-15. The event was renamed last fall in memory of longtime playwright Eddie McPherson, who died Nov. 17 at age 57.
A Centre man was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a bomb threat last fall at The Children's Place Distribution Center on Airport Road in Fort Payne.
A first grade teacher at Crossville Elementary is calling on any teachers who have personal days they can donate as she stands by her husband’s side as he battles for his life at Vanderbilt.
An Economic Development Luncheon was held at Northeast Alabama Community College Tuesday to discuss ways of getting industries to move into rural areas.
Last week the Fort Payne Senior Center in the DeKalb County Council on Aging and Rural Public Transportation building received a Video Magnifier, also referred to as a Close Circuit Television.
Logan Doty, a senior at Fyffe High School, has gained acceptance into Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, the premier institute of contemporary music and performing arts.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s traveling troupe of actors will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on February 28 and 29 at the Fort Payne Opera House.
The Alabama Press Association’s Emerging Journalist Award will be presented to Boaz native Taylor Beck, managing editor of our sister paper in Albertville, The Sand Mountain Reporter. He is also the editor of newspaper’s Land + Lake magazine. The APA board established the award to recognize journalists, 30 years or younger, with less than five years of experience in the field. The awards will be presented during the luncheon at the APA Media Summit in Birmingham on Feb. 7, 2020.
Last Saturday the Gigawatts attended the kickoff of the FIRST 2020 Infinite Recharge game at the Space and Rocket Center. This year the event is sponsored by Star Wars: Force for Change so elements of the game have a Star Wars theme. The Fort Payne Gigawatts team now has until April to const…
Fort Payne Parks and Recreation is one of five rural agencies in the nation selected by the National Recreation and Parks Association to participate in a Rural Learning Collaborative. Fort Payne will join Bainbridge Island, WA, Leadville, CO, Slatington, PA, and Newport, OR in this unique op…
DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow recognized local law enforcement during a Thursday ceremony in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
The City of Fort payne agreed to grant GH Metal Solutions with a tax abatement that will equal $80,000 for new equipment upgrades at the facility, where more than 350 are employed and $8 million worth of equipment is being added.
Kim and Jeff Hall, franchise operators of the Fort Payne Chick-fil-A restaurant, announced the local location achieved the 2019 Symbol of Success Award, Chick-fil-A’s highest honor for a restaurant operator.
Members of the DeKalb County law enforcement community were honored Thursday by the DeKalb County Commission for their hard work and dedication to public service. Commission President Ricky Harcrow, DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden (speaking), and Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum made co…
Wednesday morning, DeKalb and Geneva Counties joined eight other counties in the State of Alabama in allowing online business filings for the formation of domestic limited liability companies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in DeKalb County announced that ranchers and livestock producers can apply for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2019.
A grant funded from the Volkswagen emissions settlement will put Fort Payne Schools on the path to be among the first public schools in Alabama to bring electric vehicles to their school bus fleet.
Business owner Rodney Williams spoke to the Rainsville City Council on Monday night, but the council did not abolish an ordinance that pertains to a rental property and lease fee.
Significant influenza activity has been detected in Alabama, with one-in-11 individuals reportedly visiting their doctor for flu-like symptoms, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Those symptoms include dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, runny or stuffy no…
In these are scary times, the list of things to worry about seems to grow daily, but there are things we can do to take back some control and prepare our families for a variety of threats. Preparing a plan and communicating it to everyone in the household goes a long way toward making tough …
The one thing you’d expect to find inside a former train depot would be artifacts about the railroad, but that wasn’t the case until recently at the Fort Payne Depot Museum, a converted depot for the Alabama-Great Southern Railroad for about 85 years that was purchased by preservation-minded…
Country music superstars Randy Owen and Jeff Cook join local players on stage during the “Boys in the Band” tribute concert, a fundraiser for The SAM Foundation and Fort Payne Main Street organization.
Little River Waterkeeper is soliciting signatures for a petition to be presented to U.S. lawmakers calling for Little River and adjacent land areas to receive what’s known as “Wild and Scenic” designation.
Northeast Alabama Community College NACC will offer the Google IT Support Professional Certificate starting in January. This certificate serves as a credential that can be used on the pathway to acquire a job as a Computer Specialist, a field in which there are an estimated 215,000 openings …
DeKalb County Career Tech is excited to announce the DeKalb County Technology Center has been nominated for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) James E. Bottoms Pacesetter Award.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Drivers planning to be on Alabama roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays should expect increased traffic and allow extra time to reach their destination. For the safety of the traveling public and ALDOT construction and maintenance crews, there will be no tempo…
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, announced this week the award of $600,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects …
The Rainsville City Council announced Monday it had received three bids for the two-part expansion of the city sewer line from Hwy 75 to Everett Road in Rainsville.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst young adults, and for every youth suicide, it is estimated that a hundred or more others attempt to take their own lives.