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District Attorney Mike O’Dell announced today that he had received notice from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles that William Randall Headrick was denied parole for the brutal 1995 murders of his wife, Carolyn Jean Headrick, and his mother-in-law, Dora Ann Dalton.

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Charles Owen Lang, 58, of Lyerly, GA., was sentenced to 35 years in prison pursuant to guilty pleas entered before Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor on September 10, 2021. Land was before the court on two Manslaughter and two Assault First Degree charges.

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Halloween and Christmas festivities are just around the corner. Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer McCurdy told the Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday about new plans for these events.

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The Fort Payne Board of Education was greeted at its Sept. 23 meeting by a group of protesters with signs calling for an end the school system’s universal mask mandate, which could be ended or extended on Oct. 1.

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Northeast Alabama Community College kicked off literacy week on Monday in the adult education department by hosting an afternoon tea. National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises awareness about the need for, and value, of adult education and family literacy. Northeast’s GED prog…

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Crossville High School recently held its first Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting led by Jacob Malone with around 85 students attending.

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 Several members of Hannah White Arnett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, rang bells in Fort Payne at 3:00 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept, 17. 

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Manitou Cave of Fort Payne was dedicated Sept. 18 as a National Trail of Tears Historic Trail Certified Site and Interpretive Center in a ceremony attended by members of the Trail of Tears Association and guests visiting from across the nation.

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September 17, 2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Hannah White Arnett Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received proclamations from Mayor Rob Hammond, Mentone, Mayor Mike Key, Valley Head and Gov. …

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On Thursday, September 16, 2021 the DeKalb County Democratic Executive Committee unanimously elected longtime political activist and Henagar resident Pam Miles as County Chair. Miles is a life-long Democrat who has actively served in a variety of local, municipal, state and nationwide campai…

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During the last meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, Hannah Leeper was the guest speaker. She gave attendees a remarkably interesting report on the Black Bear population that is in this area. Hannah recently completed her master’s degree from Auburn where she studied Wildlife Science. Pictu…

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The Alabama Cottage Food Law recently underwent some changes. Going into effect Aug. 1, these changes will now allow producers to earn more than $20,000 with sales out of the home.

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Virginia Davis was the keynote speaker at the September 13, 2021 meeting of the DeKalb Rifles Camp 1824, Sons of Confederate Veterans. She portrayed Rebecca Hood, a housewife, mother and Southern citizen when Sherman came through Georgia burning everything in sight. She told of the agony of …

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Vintage 1889 Café is planning to reopen on Monday, Sept. 20. The recent remodel has more than tripled the seating space, and the newly added décor adds more history, memorabilia and uniqueness to a space that was already the favorite hotspot for many locals and tourists alike.

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It’s been called the “Great Resignation” – the large number of Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs because they think they’ve got better opportunities. If you’re part of this movement, you’ll want to take the needed steps to keep making progress toward your financial goals.

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday approved a $24.6 million budget for the 2022 fiscal year, along with new personnel transfers for both the DeKalb County Road Department, the Sheriff’s Office and a new Government Services Alabama (GSA) contract for the Revenue Department.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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Singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio launched a national tour on Sept. 10. She performed for an intimate audience atop the ridgetop manor of author Jerry Ellis. The occasion marks the 20th anniversary of her appearance in the David Lynch film “Mullholland Drive”, in which Del Rio performed her …

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Rotarian Diana Goss (left) hosted Carrie Lea (second from left), Executive Director of the Community Action Agency (CAA) of North Alabama as the Club’s program on Sept. 7. Carrie Lea relayed how the Community Action Agency improves self-sufficiency and quality of life for citizens of DeKalb …

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It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List.

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Sigma Nu Fraternity is pleased to announce that Stephen Jerod Sharp of Sylvania, Alabama, received Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fraternity salutes Jerod and the nine other recipients of this distinguished award as exceptional…

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Fort Payne City Schools STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Robotics teams began their season by looking for ways to impact their world in a positive way. FIRST LEGO League Robotics challenged our 5th and 6th grade teams to research a solution for moving cargo. Heil Envi…

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The citizens of DeKalb County deserve a Sheriff’s office that manages its resources well with a focus on truly serving the public. That is the message from Craig White as he announced his candidacy for the office of DeKalb County Sheriff.

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DeKalb County Hospital Association Board of Directors and executive staff unveiled the new DeKalb Ambulance Service station #4 in Rainsville on Friday. The new 5,000-square-foot station is located on McCurdy Ave. N along Hwy 75 and is said to provide enough space to house its wheelchair van …

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DeKalb County first responders and citizens who support them gathered at the courthouse in Fort Payne Friday to once again honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.

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The Town of Hammondville is known for sitting next to Interstate 59, and being a sister town of Valley Head. Now, they will soon be known for a new town flag. The town has announced a contest to create a flag that will “serve as a symbol of the past, present and future of our cherished homet…

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The Rainsville City Council held a budget workshop Monday night to discuss possible changes to the city’s fiscal year 2021-22 operating budget.

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Attorney Scott Lloyd was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club meeting on August 25, 2021. Pictured left to right are Mr. Lloyd and Kiwanian Angie Morgan. The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday morning at Cattle Stampede.

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Rotarian Terry Gillis hosted Jonathan Abernathy of Jubal-Lee Farms during their 31 August meeting. Jonathan spoke to the Rotarians about how his farm’s resourcefulness in growing healthy food is not only a benefit to his customers, but also serves the community. Jonathan’s “Farm to School” p…

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Members of the Phillip Hamman Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution from Fort Payne recently attended “Meeting of the Districts” in Hoover, Alabama.  Left to Right:  Melissa Walton, Evelyn Newsome, ASDAR State Regent – Patrice R. Donnelly, Beth Koostra and Susan Dooley.

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For over 50 years, Walker & Isbell Surgeons medical practice faithfully served the Fort Payne and surrounding areas, offering general surgery and weight loss services. But in September of 2021, the practice begins a new era as DeKalb General Surgery and Bariatrics.

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Geraldine Mayor Chuck Ables recently presented the following proclamation honoring Sept. 11, 2021 as a day of remembrance in the community:

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The Rainsville City Council on Thursday heard from visitors with Family Services of North Alabama who discussed the services the organization offers across primarily DeKalb and Marshall Counties.

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Alabama’s 48th Attorney General Steve Marshall was the guest speaker at an event on Sept. 10, 2021. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives after 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three U.S. airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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A crowd assembled Friday morning on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in America. A large portion of the group included local first responders and veterans, who stood at attention as Amazing Grace was played o…

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The DeKalb County School Board on Thursday approved the $125 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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At its regular first Tuesday meeting, the Fort Payne City Council passed a new budget and awarded the job of demolishing the old DeKalb General hospital.

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Deborah Ragsdale of Polymer Industries, Henagar, Alabama has been named the President of the International Association of Plastic Distributor (IAPD) for 2021-22. The international trade association is comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturing of performance plastic…

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In an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in the area, Northeast Alabama Community College will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.