New COVID cases have decreased, but influenza visited early and Alabama is recording the highest infection rate in years. Compared to this time last year, flu cases have more than doubled.
Dist. 24 State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, delivered a State of the State address Thursday evening at the Fort Payne City Auditorium, giving a preview of what Alabamians can expect in 2023 as he takes on the role of House Speaker.
The Fort Payne Police Department solved the case of multiple break-ins of mini storage units with an assist from the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, Summerville Police Department, Trion Police Department, and Rainsville Police Department, arresting three people on a variety of theft charges.
Teresa Darwin Phillips, 43, of Sylvania, a former candidate for DeKalb County district judge, recently entered guilty pleas to nine felony offenses, including theft of property, theft by deception and financial exploitation of the elderly. She could face as much as 20 years in the state penitentiary.
Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Janet Ruth Wisner Burton with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has deep roots in DeKalb and Marshall counties.
Alabama Lead Singer Randy Owen and co-founder/bassist Teddy Gentry draw numbers during the Christmas for Kids event at the Alabama Fan Club and Museum on Saturday. It marked the first such occasion since the announcement that founder Jeff Cook passed away earlier this month following his str…
The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold the State of the State Address with State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter on Thursday, December 1st at Fort Payne City Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
A bridge on Alabama Highway 168 over Short Creek, about three miles east of U.S. 431 in Boaz, has re-opened for the first time in a year, according to a press release from the Alabama Department of Transportation.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested Catherine C. Findley, 52, of Valley Head, on Nov. 17 on drug charges after an investigation conducted by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Investigations unit, the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and foreign exchange student organization World Heritage.
With Thanksgiving just days away, many families are starting to think about what they will do for the holiday this year. But this year, it might be especially important to start planning the big shopping trip earlier than usual.
The Fort Payne City Board of Education met Thursday to settle several issues. One of the most prevalent being a concern over substitute rates for the school system.
Earl W. McPeak was born in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 19, 1922, only five months after then U.S. President Warren G. Harding, while addressing a crowd at the dedication of a memorial site for the composer of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key, became the first president to hav…
Collinsville Public Library and Seeds of Faith Thrift store have partnered with the Christian Ladies of Collinsville for their first ever diaper drive for the month of November. “ We wanted to help take some of the financial burden off families as the Christmas season approaches,” said Coll…
The Fort Payne City Council asked questions about the city’s leaf disposal program, which vacuums up fallen foliage raked to roadsides between October and January and composts it so residents no longer have to bag it.
Several items were on the agenda at the DeKalb Board of Education meeting this past Thursday night. A major item was the proposal to increase store workers’ salaries.
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Eric Dudash of Mentone has received the Governor’s Award as Veteran of the Year for the state of Alabama.
The Alabama Band's annual at the Alabama Fan Club and Museum is today (Nov. 19) and marks the first such occasion since the announcement that founder Jeff Cook passed away earlier this month following his struggle with Parkinson's.
There’s been a new development with Fort Payne’s takeover of the privately-constructed sewer system in the Terrapin Hills Subdivision, which took effect Oct. 1.
A 66-year-old Rainsville man was arrested this week and charged with 215 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the inmate roster for the DeKalb County Detention Center on the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office website.
Alabama’s rural hospitals are a critical part of the state’s healthcare system and play an essential role in their communities. Not only do they provide life-saving healthcare through emergency care, care for chronic conditions and preventative care, but they are tremendous community partner…
The DeKalb County High School Class of 1957 held their 65th Class Reunion in September. The Class of 1957 was the last class to graduate from the high school before it became Fort Payne High School. The Reunion was held at DeSoto State Park. Pictured here in the Mountain Inn Restaurant at D…
Absence amongst students has been an ongoing battle for school officials for as long as anyone can remember. Even movies glorifying skipping school to have adventures, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” being the most prevalent example. However, Ferris was dangerously close to chronically absent, wh…
Marked for Life Ministries is preparing to move into a new location as the nonprofit evangelical prepares for a distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the VFW Fairgrounds.
Want to help charities that support service members and veterans? Around Veterans Day, charity scammers seek to take advantage of your generosity. They contact you about fake veteran and military causes, tugging at your heart strings — and grabbing for your wallet. A little research will hel…
Fort Payne Lodge 437 and the Grand Lodge of Alabama recently donated $1,000 to Dekalb County Foster Parent Association. L to R Mike Burt, Steve Hughes, Henry Miller, Amanda Jones and Erica Dukes of Foster Parent Association, Scotty Vaughn and Milton Leath.
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne went to Fort Payne High School this week to watch a demonstration of the school system’s drone program led by Steve Black and demonstrated by Frankie Solis.
Our continuing spotlight on the agencies sustained by contributions to the United Giver’s Fund of DeKalb County now highlights the Fort Payne-DeKalb Child Development Center, which is in its 47th year of providing quality, comprehensive childcare for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and sch…
The Fourth-Annual Alabama tribute show with Boys in the Band scheduled for Dec. 16 and 17 at the DeKalb Theatre will be especially poignant now that the world has lost the great talent of Jeff Cook.
CASA Director Kelly Klein spoke to the Fort Payne Lions Club this week. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children going through the judicial system in DeKalb County. Contact Klein if you would like to help with the CASA Christmas Party for the children they serve. See casaof…
During a post-election meeting on Thursday, the 77-member Alabama House Republican Caucus voted to select State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, as its nominee for Speaker of the House.
Alabama's Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry released a statement Thursday, mourning the passing of their friend, cousin and bandmate of more than 50 years, Jeff Cook.
As the news spread that Alabama's Jeff Cook had passed away, reactions poured in from some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Travis Tritt, Ricky Skaggs, Jason Aldean, Lee Greenwood, Mike Love, the Bellamy Brothers, and many others.
Glenn Wills, a photographer who produces the “Forgotten Alabama” series, was the guest speaker at Sunday’s Landmarks of DeKalb Annual Meeting at the Fort Payne Opera House.
DeKalb County Superintendent Wayne Lyles presents checks on behalf of House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and the DeKalb County Board of Education to support the Fyffe High School track & field and football programs at the Fyffe football game Friday night.
Some teachers that you’ll meet in your life will inevitably leave a mark on you for the rest of your life. Whether it’s through their intelligence on a subject or life in general, or simply their ability to keep your attention regardless of the subject matter, these teachers are people that …
Former Cirque de Soleil performer and juggler Ron Anglin creates a cloud of bubbles while entertaining children and families at the Little River Canyon Center's annual Canyon Fest.
The Christmas decorations are not quite up yet, but the bargains have begun. Several downtown Fort Payne retailers participated in the weekend's Fort Payne Main Street Open House. Shoppers looking for great deals included, above left: Elle Kate Patterson of Fort Payne and Callie Hicks of Lin…