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On Thursday a Blue Star Memorial was revealed to the Fort Payne Community. The plaque was prepared by the Fort Payne Garden Club, pictured above. The dedication ceremony began at the Rotary Pavilion with Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine, who is also the Chairman of Patriot’s Park, pictured on ri…

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Buddy Lockwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Artemis Shielding LLC, has been selected as the 2022 Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year by The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship. 

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Every summer, the small town of Mentone sees an increase in its population as hundreds of boys and girls arrive in search of wholesome fun experiences like horseback riding, archery, boating, swimming, craft making, rock climbing and so much more in one of Alabama’s most beautiful places. 

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The Fort Payne City Council approved on Tuesday a modification of a previously approved tax abatement agreement with Nucor Vulcraft that reflects the company’s decision to make an additional $8 million in investments to its local operations. 

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Last year Alabama saw a 47% increase in the number of tourists and is now the fourth most searched U.S. state on Google for travel information. Just two years earlier, it ranked in 30th place.

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March 21 is designated National Rosie the Riveter Day as the country recognizes the contributions of 16 million women who filled gaps in the labor force left by men who shipped to Europe to fight during World War II. Two Fort Payne women were among the aforementioned women, dubbed “Rosies” a…

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The DeKalb County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Kelly Armstrong as the new District 2 Board Member during Tuesday night's board meeting.

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It has been a full year since the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) got its therapy dog Luna. Since becoming a member of the CAC team she has already helped many children and staff members.

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Will Lau, 7, of Fort Payne, is pictured with Times-Journal Circulation Manager Nita Stevens and Advertising Director Linda Stiefel. Will is a student in Becky Graham’s second-grade class at Wills Valley Elementary School. He was the winner of The Times-Journal Christmas coloring contest. Wil…

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HANCEVILLE, AL – Wallace State Community College congratulates the 834 outstanding students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Snead State Community College is proud to announce the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. Students must hold a minimum of 3.50-3.99 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more hours of regular college level courses to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

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The following students were awarded honors for the Fall 2021 semester at Mercy College of Ohio. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named on the Honor’s List, a student must achieve a…

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During the Jan. 4, 2022 meeting, Rotarian Wayne Woods (right) hosted fellow Rotarian and World War II historian and collector Don Wood. Mr. Wood has been collecting relics and memorabilia from WW II since he was seven, and over his lifetime has achieved an impressive personal collection of u…

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Suzanne Thomas with the Alabama Department of Human Resources was the speaker at the Kiwanis meeting on January 19, 2022.  Pictured left to right are Kiwanian Tamara Neeley and Ms. Thomas. The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday morning at Cattle Stampede.

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Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce welcomed new chamber member El Jardin with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. El Jardin Restaurant & Cafe is located at 801 Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne. Above, owner Angelina Juan Mateo cuts the ribbon.

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Presiding Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney Colby Matthews as the child support referee for the 9th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Matthews will preside over child support enforcement actions in the Circuit Courts and District Courts of the circuit, whic…

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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department recently presented an informative program on Self-Defense at the January Hannah White Arnett DAR meeting. Pictured, from left to right, are Sheriff Nick Welden, Child Crime Investigator Priscilla Padgett, Chief Investigator Nick Brown, HWA Vice Regent Lynn …

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Captain Josh Jennings (right) was recently promoted to Battalion Chief with the Fort Payne Fire Department. Pictured left is Fire Chief Stacy Smith.

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The DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre recently collaborated with DeKalb County Schools cosmetology department to teach students how to apply stage makeup as the spring semester kicks off. DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre serves the students of all of DeKalb County Alabama high school’s artistic…

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Raising awareness of human trafficking by wearing blue T-shirts on Jan. 6 beneath the marquee of the DeKalb Theatre were Robin Black, Angel McInnes, Mamie Miller, Family Services of North Alabama Victim Services Coordinator Bonnie Walters and Carol Miller.

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Roadside 'Que restaurant, located at 607 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, recently donated 70 meals to the Bread of Life food ministry. While Bread of Life currently provides meals three days a week, they have now opened up a warming station during extreme winter nights, a food pantry, a clothes clo…

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Fort Payne Improvement Authority General Manager Mike Shirey has joined the Board of Trustees of the Thrive Regional Partnership, a nonprofit organization that addresses development needs across a 16-county area and encourages responsible growth.

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Mark Hale (left) was sworn in as Councilman by Mayor Chuck Ables during Geraldine’s regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday.

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Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2021/2022 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify f…

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Residents Marc and Delayna Fobbus were recently spotted by passersby cleaning up litter along Beason Gap in Fort Payne.

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Last week, Fort Payne police officers and dispatchers were surprised by a group of mothers, spouses, significant others and various family members who came to gift the staff with buckets and bags filled with items from local businesses, including food coupons, tools, gift cards, socks, cups …

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Nationally, the top stories of 2021 included the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots as Congress convened to certify the 2020 election results in Joe Biden’s favor, the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, rising costs attributed to inflation and disruptions to the global supply chain, and America’s wit…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced it has shortened the recommended isolation and quarantine period for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic and if persons can wear a mask when around others.

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Members from lineage societies, DeKalb County Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, Phillip Hamman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Cherokee Chapter Colonial Dames of the 17th Century recently provided 1,000 coloring pages of the Alabama state flag to 4th grade element…