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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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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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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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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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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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According to the National Safe Boating Council, it’s important to be a responsible boater and take necessary precautions this Fourth of July, the highest-boating traffic time of the summer.

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From Huntsville to Mobile, Alabamians have been protected for years, thanks to carbon monoxide (CO) protection measures first put in place statewide in 2012. That year, Alabama was among several states that enacted the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC 2009), which required CO alarms …

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While helpful in controlling other insects, wasps are more known for their painful stings. The term wasp is somewhat generic. Hornets, mud daubers and yellow jackets are all wasps, with hornets and yellow jackets being the most common. With every occasional sting, a person’s chances of becom…

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Go Build Alabama has launched a new scholarship titled, Go Build’s Career Kickstart Scholarship. It will provide up to $10,000 in first-year tuition for two qualified candidates who plan on attending an Alabama community college in the fall and are studying a skilled trade.

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While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink.

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The DeKalb County Commission presented the DeKalb County VFW Farmers Market board members with a $2,000 check last week for this year’s farmers market season. Farmers market manager Grady Dalton is pictured above, with other board members receiving the donation check from DeKalb County Commi…

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On June 19 through 22, 2019, participants in an educational training program of the Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) will learn more about the field of folklore and local music traditions.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that construction began today on emergency bridge repairs at Interstate 59 and DeKalb County 140 at Sulphur Springs (Exit 239).

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that the DeKalb County 140 bridge over Interstate 59 at Sulphur Springs (Exit 239), about 1.5 miles from the Georgia state line, was closed to the public after being damaged in a tractor-trailer crash this morning.

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The Alabama State Senate Tuesday approved the strongest pro-life law in the nation, by a 25-6 vote, with one abstention. House Bill 314, sponsored by Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur), establishes the personhood of the baby in the womb and outlaws surgical abortions as soon as a pregn…

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Nashville, Tenn.— Seven-time multi-platinum selling country group ALABAMA has added almost 30 new concert dates to their historic “50th Anniversary Tour.” Wednesday, the band revealed 28 additional arena and amphitheater shows as they continue their cross-country trek celebrating five decade…

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ARLINGTON, Va. – GOPAC, a national organization focused on advancing conservative ideas and policy solutions, recently announced that Alabama State Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is a part of its exclusive 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders.

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The Alabama District Attorneys Association is joining state legislators, the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force, the Child Trafficking Solutions Project, law enforcement and human advocacy groups across Alabama in recognizing April 24, as Human Trafficking Awareness Day and supporting stro…

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After 20 years, the Gadsden Art Association is sponsoring Art on the Rocks at Noccalula Falls along with Greater Gadsden Area Tourism. Making its return this year, the festival will take place May 4 and 5, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Work of award-winning Alabama photographer John Dersham will be showcased in a new bicentennial book. “My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State” is a selection of 200 images of the state from his vast catalog of over 50,000.

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Agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force, along with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Payne Police Department, went to a residence located at 1107 Sherwood Drive NE in Fort Payne after concerned citizens reported suspicious drug activity Tuesday.

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MONTGOMERY – Work zone crashes and fatalities on Alabama roads are up. As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins today, the Alabama Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards, which recognize companies that fuel Alabama’s robust export business and sell their innovative designs and products in markets worldwide.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) last week honored Grissom High School student Ashely Kimbel with a resolution on the floor of the Alabama Senate. As a project for her 3-D modeling class at Grissom High, taught by Christopher Faust, Ms. Kimbel built a prosthetic foo…

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Leadership DeKalb’s annual State Government Day is set for March 13 and 14. This year’s Leadership Class consists of 23 business and community leaders. State Government Day provides an opportunity for Leadership participants to broaden their scope of understanding of the Alabama legislative …

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The Alabama Senate voted by a 28-6 majority March 12 to pass Governor Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act does not only support infrastructure, but also economic development efforts, assuring that Alabama is competitive in the continued growth and development efforts of our state.

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One World Adventure Company has teamed up with Fort Payne Water Works, TVA and local sponsors for the its first Youth Kayak “Fish for Trash” Tournament.

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released the Rebuild Alabama bill. The bill will be filed in the Alabama Legislature by Representative Bill Poole ahead of the 2019 Regular Session, which begins on Tuesday.

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Northeast Alabama Community College and Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative are teaming up to present a free workshop targeting individuals 50 and over on “Protecting Your Identity Online” on March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is on the NACC campus in the Health Education Build…

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The United Field Trialers’ Association will be hosting the 2019 UFTA Nationals event Feb. 23 through March 2 beginning at 8 a.m. at The Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve. Hundreds of dogs and hunters from all over the country will be gathering this weekend for competition.

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District Attorney Mike O’Dell announced the hiring of two new victims service officers for the ninth circuit. “We have been very blessed to be able to add two full-time Victim Service Officers to our office staff,” O’Dell stated. “We are now able to assign one to each county, (DeKalb and Che…

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Governor Kay Ivey recently declared this week as the state of Alabama’s Severe Weather Awareness Week that will end in the eighth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

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The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce hosted a State of the State Address Tuesday at the Fort Payne City Auditorium.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.– More than 900 people in the country music industry – including radio personalities, artists, executives, label representatives and media – are gathered in Memphis this weekend for special performances and industry-insider events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Coun…