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A Jackson County jury deliberated nine hours over a two-day span on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning a guilty verdict against a Dutton man charged with murdering his father.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that all through traffic on Alabama 168 between Boaz and Kilpatrick in Marshall County will be rerouted for an upcoming bridge replacement project.

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The Alabama DepartmThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age in the U.S. The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for this age group is a reduced dose (10 microgram), two-dose series.

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The Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University hosted the family of Dr. Charles Alexander Isbell to celebrate the naming of the Isbell Skills Lab and Patient Assessment Area. Dr. Isbell graduated from Auburn University in 1955. His children, Chuck Isbell, Karen Ivey, and Laura Patterso…

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Katie Britt, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, paid a visit this week to supporters in Fort Payne with stops at the Coal and Iron Building and the DeKalb County Activities Building, where she greeted members of the DeKalb County Republican Women.

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The Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers (ANFRC) has announced seven new Family Resource Centers as members to the network. A virtual welcome ceremony was held on Oct. 13 to celebrate ANFRC’s growth from 16 to 23 members.

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A mammogram shows how dense your breasts are. When you get the results of your mammogram, you may also be told if your breasts have low or high density. Women with dense breasts have a higher risk of getting breast cancer.

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Because mammography is still the best tool for early detection of breast cancer, Joy to Life is dedicated to making sure that good reliable information is afforded to all women in Alabama, and that all women (without insurance) have the opportunity to receive lifesaving mammograms and screen…

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Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and Dist. 8 State Sen. Steve Livingston presented Hammondville Mayor John Moore a $6,000 check toward the Valley Head baseball field renovations. From left to right are Livingston, Moore, Hammondville Town Clerk Kim Johnson and Ledbetter.

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Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and Dist. 8 State Sen. Steve Livingston presented Sheriff Nick Welden, Nathan Nail, president of DeKalb County Association of Fire Departments, and Mike Stone, president of the DeKalb County Rescue Squad Association, with checks for much need…

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Work is underway to gut and demolish the old DeKalb General Hospital. The Fort Payne City Council approved a low bid of $559,265 at its Sept. 7 meeting for Ingle Demolition & Salvage of Birmingham to remove the structure located at the 1300 block of Forest Avenue North.

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Summer McWhorter Summerford announced recently that she will seek the Republican nomination for the office of District Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit which includes DeKalb and Cherokee Counties. Summerford, who currently serves as the Deputy District Attorney, is seeking to replace Mik…

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DeKalb County attorney, businessman, and former Mayor of Rainsville Nick Jones has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for District Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit which serves DeKalb and Cherokee Counties. The office is currently occupied by longtime District Attorney…

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Governor Kay Ivey was invited Monday by Polymer Industries and the International Association of Plastic Distribution to tour the high-performance plastics manufacturer located in Henagar on her most recent trip to north Alabama. Her tour of the facility allowed Governor Ivey to see the lates…

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Getting the flu vaccination is as important as ever as Alabama and the rest of the nation continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While both illnesses are caused by a virus, the viruses are different and require separate vaccines, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Th…

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The 2020 Census took place all throughout this past year. Beginning on Apr. 1, the decennial headcount of the nation began, all to provide the federal government new data to redraw congressional districts for states and how it will distribute funds and assistance to states.

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new North Alabama Mural Trail. Featuring over 125 works of public art in the 16 northernmost counties in the state of Alabama, the North Alabama Mural Trail encourages residents and visitors alike …

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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…