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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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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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In a Wednesday Zoom conference call, Fort Payne Superintendent Brian Jett said he plans to send a letter to parents this week announcing the masking requirement will be extended for four more weeks.

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The DeKalb County Technical Center on Tuesday was awarded the Work-Based Learning Regional Best Practice for Region 1 by Governor Kay Ivey’s Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Committee.

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stration (FDA) and other health agencies have advised against the unauthorized use of the drug ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 in humans. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has sent a health alert message to healthcare providers in the state requesting reporting and cauti…

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The first round of COVID-19 hit senior citizens especially hard, but the new Delta variant appears to have a larger impact on the young.

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Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July 2021 unemployment rate is 3.2%, down from June’s rate of 3.3%, and well below July 2020’s rate of 7.4%. July’s rate represents 71,627 unemplo…

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In response to the Legislature’s expansion of opportunities that encourage a stronger employment focus for math and science teachers and other STEM-related fields in the state, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has expanded dual enrollment scholarships to high school students who a…

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The Red Cross of Alabama recently reported its continued struggle and the ongoing critical need for lifesaving blood as blood product distributions remain higher than anticipated.

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At a recent Multi-District 34 State Leadership Conference, the Fort Payne Lions were honored with the William C. Chandler award (left). It is awarded to the mid-sized club with the greatest percentage of membership growth in the state. Pictured are Fort Payne Lions Club Secretary Doug Walker…

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Since winning second place State Champions, Mystery Machinery, one of the robotics teams from Fort Payne Middle School, has been busy. Their second place win at state was due in part to their innovation project, The Sore Be Gone, shoes that massage your feet as you walk. For the second year …

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Drivers should use caution this week as the World’s Longest Yard Sale returns tomorrow and lasts through Sunday. The event, also known as the “127 yard sale”, runs 690 miles through six states from Gadsden to Addison, Michigan.

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Dr. Karen Landers from the Alabama Department of Public Health cautions that the number of vaccinations must increase if the state has any hope of getting the COVID-19 epidemic under control. She also urged the public to consider the source of information online before spreading it.

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Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau gathered data about the population of the United States as required by law. After months of compiling all of the collected data, the public is set to begin receiving the more detailed county, city and census tract level data in mid-August.

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One of DeKalb County’s most popular attractions is set to grow as DeSoto State Park adds more than 150 acres near DeSoto Falls. During a press conference on Thursday, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship announced the purchase of a 1…

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 3.3%, down from May’s rate of 3.4%, and well below June 2020’s rate of 7.7%. June’s rate represents 73,744 unemployed persons, compared to 75,398 in May and 171,721 in Jun…

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At a recent meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, Club President Sam Dobbs presented Barry Elliot, Executive Director Alabama Lions Sight a check for $4,100.00. This money will be used to support the programs of Alabama Lion Sight in Vision treatment and care. Pictured are Lions Barry Elliot…

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Ashley Manning and the DeKalb County Association of Realtors recently donated pantry items and blankets to the DeKalb County Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education  Program. These essential items will help many families and students across the district. Pictured left to right are Ashley …

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DeKalb County is among the 325 cities and counties throughout Alabama participating in Alabama’s 16th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 16, until midnight, Sunday, July 18.

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ALABAMA, named the greatest country rock band in the history of the genre, is poised to return to the road after nearly two years. The group's long-awaited “50th Anniversary Tour” — much of which was delayed due to Covid-19 — consists of nearly 30 arena and amphitheater live concerts and wil…

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that Alabama 117 between Mentone and Valley Head is now open, following the first phase of a $1.4 million emergency repair project to correct a landslide.

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MONTGOMERY, AL – Before a crowd of supporters gathered in Montgomery Thursday, Steve Marshall announced the kick-off of his campaign to earn a second term as Alabama’s 48th Attorney General. Speaking on the lawn of the Attorney General’s Office, Steve Marshall pledged to finish the job he st…

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Incumbent State Senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) launched his campaign for re-election at events in Etowah and Cherokee Counties on May 25 and June 3. Jones, who was elected to the Senate in 2018, serves as Chair of the Children, Youth, and Human Services Committee in the Senate.

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Birmingham, AL – Constitutional conservative Greg Cook today announced that he is running for the Alabama Supreme Court in 2022. Cook is general counsel for the Alabama Republican Party and a practicing attorney with 30 years of experience in the courtroom.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation expects a higher traffic volume than usual during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. As an added precaution and for the safety of the traveling public and roadside construction workers, there will be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates af…

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Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law a bill that will allow Alabamians to use medical marijuana products for more than a dozen conditions and symptoms such as chronic pain, depression, seizures, muscle spasticity, and terminal illnesses.