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Class 2A’s top-ranked Fyffe Red Devils stayed perfect in their 2019 campaign with a 47-6 win over the Asbury Rams in 2A, Region 8 play.

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Class 2A’s Collinsville Panthers dominated the Ider Hornets 60-6 Friday night, bringing them to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in region play.

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We are a progressive organization, Promoting Tourism & Travel and encouraging Economic Development. We are working to present a greater awareness of our region’s natural scenic attractions, businesses and unique accommodations. Join us in partnership and help make DeKalb County and Looko…

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Beekeeping is going digital. Beekeepers across the state will have the opportunity to participate in an online beekeeping course series designed for both hobby and small commercial beekeepers. The workshop, conducted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will cover several topics of i…

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Alabama joins a rapidly growing number of states confronting reports of severe illness related to vaping. The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced investigations into five reports of potentially severe lung disease associated with e-cigarette use.

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On Aug. 24 and 31, volunteers helped clean up the Lower Sulfer Springs Cemetery in north Fort Payne. The cemetery, which had no set maintenance schedules or crews, caught the interest of Joe Adams, of Rome, Georgia. Adams’ great-grandmother is buried in the cemetery and he said he was disapp…

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September is an interesting month; summer is sort of over, but not officially until September 20th. We still have some hot days potentially, but more of them seem pleasant. School has started, football has started, it's too early for fall color, and so, what is September?

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The Phillip Hamman DAR Chapter, Fort Payne, recently awarded Fort Payne High School student, Jade Robison, with the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior ROTC medal.

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From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local markets or homegrown vegetables this summer and enjoy it throughout the fall and winter.

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Most of our tourists come from within a 200 mile radius of us. In our case, that is 11 million people potentially. We are nearly 100% a “drive to” location.

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Good morning, Fort Payne Main Street family and friends. What a beautiful morning it is. Why you ask? Well, because it is opening weekend of college football, and no matter who your favorite team is, it is a great time to be alive here in the great state of Alabama.

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The Alabama 4-H Foundation recently awarded thirty-five scholarships to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships for $1000 were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

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The Residential Beautification Award was presented to Robbie Nelson, 114 Wilkes Drive, by the Fort Payne Garden Club. Robbie has a yard of flowers and plants of which she works to maintain. The award is sponsored by the Fort Payne Garden Club and the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. The Fort …

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Tomatoes are a staple in every southern garden. Put the time spent pruning, watering and fertilizing to good use as you spend time in the kitchen. Add tomato salad, stuffed tomatoes or Tomatoes Rockefeller to the summer menu.

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Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 765,000 young women across the country and more than $108 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and nati…

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Landers McLarty Ford of Fort Payne, in partnership with the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center, is hosting its first Adoptable Pets Event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The DeKalb RC Flyers and the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center will celebrate National Model Aviation Day this Saturday at Jacoway Field in Fort Payne from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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This shows Legion members raising the new flag. 

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Here, Phil Edwards, Shelba Haymon-Jiminez and Joshua Scoggins fold the retired flag.

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This photo shows Commander Orman Cummings carrying the retired flag.

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Saturday, American Legion Post 89 along with Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members, retired Chick-fil-A's old flag and raised their new one. Both American Legion Post 89 and Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion said they were honored to be a part of the retiring of the flag.…

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Fort Payne Pediatrics held their ribbon cutting for their new building on Old Water Works Road SW in Fort Payne on August 2, 2019.

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Something the chamber takes pride in is retaining our local businesses. It’s a team effort and we need your participation. August 15 Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and Fort Payne Main Street will host a Small Business Workshop at the Coal & Iron Building in hopes of providing helpful inf…

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Summertime in the South means the smell of cut grass, playing in the sprinklers and watermelon. The perfect watermelon on a hot summer day is sweet, juicy and bright red. However, picking the perfect ripe watermelon can be tricky.

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Allie Stanley, of Fort Payne, Alabama, is the 2019 National Winner of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Joseph S. Rumbaugh Oration Contest. She began her journey by winning at the local SAR Little River Chapter oration competition and then winning at the SAR Alabama Society state ora…

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It is that time again for the World’s Longest Yard Sale. Now completing its third decade (32th year) the World’s Longest Yard Sale (WLYS) has become one of the largest attractors of visitors each year to every community along its 700-plus mile route from Gadsden Alabama to Hudson Michigan. P…

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Have you ever wanted to have a true voice in your community? A say so in some of the education and programming offered here? Here’s your chance. This time of year, the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service (ACES) asks citizens like you to help us by completing a survey that asks their opinio…

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Good Morning Fort Payne, Alabama from Fort Payne Main Street. It is another wonderful and blessed Saturday. We have a lot to look forward to this coming week and next Saturday.

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Members of DeKalb Rifles Camp 1824 attended the 124th Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion in Mobile, Alabama, July 10 - 13. The Camp won the General Nathan Bedford Forrest Award for the greatest gain in membership in the country for 2018 - 2019. Currently, the Camp has 105 members.…

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OK, so I am not from here and it took a good chunk of my life to get here. The truth is I had never visited the state of Alabama other than to pass through it until Eastman Kodak offered me a great promotion to become the General Manager of an Eastman Kodak division in Birmingham.

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Officials have identified blooms of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) in Hancock County, Mississippi. The confirmation of this algae triggered Mississippi beach closures beginning in June. At this point, officials closed all beaches along the Mississippi coast. While the blooms ar…

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Pictured, from left, are Anita Hairel, Randy Posey, Sharon Barnes, Brian Baine, gallery owner,Jeannee Gannuch, Jennifer Mccurdy, Chris Phillips, Tricia Dunne and Darlean Rotch at the ribbon cutting for Untamed Gallery, located downtown at 103 Gault Ave N. Fort Payne.

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Glen Fowler, of Dogtown, celebrated his 92nd birthday this weekend. Community members, leaders and friends gathered at Woody's Steakhouse Seafood and Grill to celebrate the birthday of the county's oldest United States Marine Corps veteran. Fowler is a member of the Northeast Alabama Marine …

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Crowe’s Meat Processing, one of the well-known, family-owned meat processing businesses in the area, has been operated by the Crowe family, of Henagar, for 40 years now.

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Greetings and salutations, my Fort Payne Main Street family and friends, and happy Saturday morning and Happy Independence weekend. I really feel that, next to Christmas, this is the most revered of holidays because of the very nature of what we must remember and never forget our forefathers…

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Our county-wide Making Alabama traveling exhibit is now over. As of Monday, July 1 it was transported to Moulton in Lawrence County for their opportunity to have this wonderful Alabama Bicentennial exhibit.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will have an opportunity to listen to experts on topics ranging from use of drones i…

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So perhaps you grew up here and do not spend a lot of time analyzing our area from the perspective of our visitors. The tendency of people who are born and raised in an area is to take for granite the very things that people are taking their vacations to come see.

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At the Tuesday night meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, Jerome Thompson, past International Director, Lions Club International, installed Sam Dobbs as the Fort Payne Lions Club President for 2019 - 2020.  Pictured, from left, are Sam Dobbs and Jerome Thompson.

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Good Saturday morning, my Fort Payne Main Street family and friends. I want to give a special welcome to our awesome Alabama band fans that are in town for Fan Appreciation Weekend 2019. This is a special one considering that it is “The Boys’” 50th anniversary. I have to say that is an incre…

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When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both quick and traditional options for people to choose from.

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Every June, a weekend is dedicated as Fan Appreciation weekend by the Country Music Hall of Fame group and local Fort Payne legends, Alabama. This weekend is even more special as Alabama celebrates their 50th anniversary. They are on their 50th anniversary tour all year.

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The Hillbilly Saddle Club in Fyffe had its tenth annual St. Jude Children's Hospital Benefit Trail Ride and barbecue supper on April 20. President Bo Wilks said the event was a “huge success” and that it raised $9484.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Altrusa International of DeKalb County presented Scholarships to the students at a dinner at DeSoto Country Club.