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Elisha Johnson, age 7 of Rainsville is pictured with Times-Journal Circulation Manager Nita Stevens and Advertising Director Linda Stiefel. Elisha, who is the son of Chase and Amanda Johnson of Rainsville, is a student in Tamala Campbell’s class at Plainview Elementary School. He was the win…

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A new addition to the festive downtown Fort Payne light show is Candy Cane Lane's move from the Alabama Walking Park to lining Gault Avenue. Local organizations have again sponsored and decorated trees like this one as a fundraiser for the DeKalb County Library.

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Fort Payne Middle School Student Council recently held a canned food drive the week of Nov. 15 –19The council collected a total of 486 cans that were donated to local churches. Pictured are Student Council President Sydney Northcutt and Student Council Secretary Emory Phillips.

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DeKalb County Technology Center’s Welding Program recently participated in Drake State Technical College’s High School Welding Competition. Advanced Level: Ethan Veal (Sylvania) – 1st Place, Mason Cooper (Plainview) – 2nd Place, Hunter Willingham (Fyffe) – 3rd Place. Beginner Level: Hunter S…

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DeKalb County Technology Center Medical Science Program had a 100% pass rate for the Alabama CNA Exam last week. The 14 New Alabama CNAs include Halle Roberts, Emma Whitton, Dulce Pascual, Mariela Pantuj, Bethany Garza, Emily Webb, Brodie Chapman, Frankie, Britney Ayala, Areiona Hurley, Elli…

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) officials are excited to announce the return of Grand Ole Opry members, The Isaacs, to NACC’s campus for “Christmas with The Isaacs” on December 16, 2021. The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum.

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LaRue Hardinger, of N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League Detachment 1404, was recently awarded of State of Alabama Associate Marine of the Year and also awarded the State of Alabama Distinguished Service Medal by the State of Alabama Department  Marine Corps League. Only candidates are those who…

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Sr. Vice Commandant Landon Fant, Sergeant-At-Arms Tom Bazemore, Jr. Vice Commandant Jim Nabors, Jr. Past Commandant Kevin Ellis, Commandant Barbara Dove, Alabama State Dept. Commandant Mike Ryan, Judge Advocate and Chaplain Charles Martin, Paymaster Mike and Eiko Key, Adjutant Herbert Hollin…

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President Elect Diana Goss (left) hosted LTG Joe Cosumano during the Nov. 2 club meeting. General Cosumano reflected on what it meant to him to be a veteran, citing examples across his career spanning over thirty years of active duty service in the United States Army. General Cosumano’s care…

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The hearse carrying Fort Payne Capt. Ronnie Warren makes its way through downtown to Glenwood Cemetery. The longtime public servant will be missed this holiday season as he was director of the Community Christmas Dinner. In 2010, he became the assistant police chief and served in that positi…

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Jonathan Phillips, DeKalb County Career Tech Supervisor, was recently appointed to the Alabama State Department of Education Career Tech Division’s Career Readiness Indicator Review Committee by Assistant State Superintendent of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development Dr. Jimmy …

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Last Tuesday, the Aspen Institute named Northeast Alabama Community College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleg…

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Bob Moore, Interim CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center, was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club meeting on November 10, 2021. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Moore; Megan Mitchell, Marketing Director for DeKalb Regional Medical Center and Kiwanian Pat Dunne. The Kiwanis Club meets every We…

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Rotarian David Killian (left) hosted 9th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jeremy Taylor during the October 26 club meeting. Judge Taylor relayed the challenges presented by criminal drug cases, backlogs in drug forensics and prison overcrowding on our criminal justice system, citing the debilita…

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Marked for Life Ministries recently thanked the community for its support of the organization’s Baskets of Blessings program. Pictured, above, are Cornerstone Christian Academy students with their recent donations. For more information on Marked for Life, visit https://www.iammarkedforlife.c…

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At the Tuesday night’s meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, LaRue Hardinger with the Toys for Tots was the guest speaker. Pass the word please! The Marine Toys for Tots of DeKalb County is here to help as many local children as possible to have a good Christmas this year! The sign-up date h…

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On Oct. 19, Rotarian Gil Graham (right) hosted Jack and Kay Kent CEOs of Brightwell and Continuum Aquatics of Fort Payne.  Mr. Kent spoke about the history of their journey creating these unique companies and demonstrated the different products they sell globally from their plant in Fort Pay…

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Landmarks of DeKalb County held its annual meeting Sunday at the Fort Payne Opera House. Executive Director Jessica Harper-Brown detailed the organization’s activities over the past two years since the annual event did not happen in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

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Last week, homeschool students with Supporting Homeschoolers In Neighborhoods Everywhere, or SHINE, is a local homeschool support group from the surrounding area met a Collinsville Baptist Church for a geography fair. Students each chose a country to study. Students from all age groups, K-12…

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After the Town of Hammondville announced plans earlier this year to restore the baseball field to proper use for the Valley Head Tigers, the Town of Valley Head presented a check on Friday to aid in the process. The months-long renovation has been assisted by numerous volunteers and donors a…

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The DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre recently participated in the Walter S. Trumbauer Theatre Festival where their one-act play, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” received Best in Show, Best Scenic Design, and Best Technical Production. Anna Beth McSpadden and Xander Argiro received an All-Sta…

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The Fort Payne City Council donated $8,500 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3128 and Hannah White Arnett Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for placing wreaths on graves on the occasion of Veterans Day, the federal holiday to honor military veterans of t…

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The roots of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or V.F.W Post 3128, a nonprofit 501(c)19 Veterans service organization composed of eligible veterans and military service members, can be traced back decades. 

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Henagar resident Wanda Hulsey has spent the last several years restoring and preserving a WWII uniform that fell into disrepair. That uniform was owned by Joseph B. Bell, also a resident of Henagar, who passed away in 2003.

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The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently adopt daylight saving time on May 7, after the state Senate passed the same measure on April 20. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law on May 13. However, you’ll still be an hour late for work if you don’t set manual clocks b…

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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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The Phillip Hamman Chapter, NSDAR, will hosts its third National Defense Luncheon on Tuesday, November 16 at 12 o’clock noon in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian Church on Hwy 11 N in Fort Payne. The public is invited to attend but seating will be by reservation only.

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The City of Fort Payne announces its Veterans Day Ceremony will be 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Godfrey Ave and 5th Street N.The program is co-sponsored by the City of Fort Payne, N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League Detachment 1404, VFW Post 3128 and A…

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United Giver’s Fund (UGF) Executive Director Elizabeth McElrath updated volunteers last week on the campaign, which got underway on Oct. 14.

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About 300 loads of food at the VFW Fairgrounds on Saturday as Kudzu Millworks presented another food giveaway, working with One Generation Away, a Franklin, Tenn.-based non-profit 501(c)3 that works to bring fresh, healthy food directly to people in need.

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Staff from the Domestic Violence Crisis Services recently teamed with the DeKalb County Democrats to hold a candlelight vigil to recognize those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and those who are still fighting the battle

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FORT PAYNE, AL – DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre presents their competition one-act play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, at the DeKalb Theatre October 28-30. They are expecting record-breaking attendance of over 800 students for the school performances on Thursday and Friday.