The DeKalb County Commission approved the closure of two polling locations and the merging of two during Tuesday’s meeting.
A drive-in COVID-19 testing clinic is planned for Tuesday, July 28 from 8-11 a.m. at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne. The event is hosted by the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency and Alabama Department of Public Health.
al elections started countywide on July 7. Any qualified elector who will have resided within a municipality, for a period of at least 90 days on Election Day may qualify to run for office by filing the appropriate forms with the municipality’s clerk and paying any appropriate fees set by th…
On Monday (June 29, 2020), DeKalb County deputies, investigators, and narcotics agents conducted a saturation operation in several different areas of the county.
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett held a press conference last Friday, providing guidance and information for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday night that a recreational vehicle was on fire at the 227 mile marker of I-59 North, shutting down the northbound lane.
The following Plainview High School graduates received scholarships to attend Snead State Community College for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the GOP Runoff election that was originally scheduled for March 31 but was postponed until July 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The CED Mental Health Substance Prevention team recently held an online art contest for all fifth through eighth graders in DeKalb County.
With elections being held in various states and counties, several issues are being discussed and demanding attention. Now more than ever, it is crucial to know and understand the phrase “contact your reps.”
DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett provided the board with an update on where they stood regarding the upcoming school year and COVID-19 during the DeKalb County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
Alabama State Parks officials reopened Buck’s Pocket State Park on Monday, featuring the park’s newly renovated campground and the unveiling of its new off-road vehicle trail.
The DeKalb County Narcotics and Interdiction Unit has made and assisted with 22 drug cases in the last several weeks. Two stolen vehicles have also been recovered in suspected drug-related crimes.
Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Michael Posey provided the DeKalb County Commission with a brief update on things going on in the county during Tuesday’s meeting.
Tennessee River Music Inc., Fort Payne, Ala., was named breeder of the year at the 2020 Alabama Angus Association Junior Preview Show and Field Day, June 6 in Fayette, Ala. Pictured from left are Randa Harper, John Owen and John Starnes, all of Tennessee River Music Inc.; and Cobie Rutherfor…
The Town of Hammondville dedicated the walking trail in the town park Tuesday in memory of Charles Hammonds, who passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 92.
Presiding Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor announces that in-person hearings in the Ninth Judicial Circuit will resume on June 2, 2020. The administrative order relative to this resumption applies to the Circuit, District, Juvenile, and Probate courts. The resumption of hearings in municipal cour…
A single-vehicle crash at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, has claimed the life of a Gaylesville woman. Mimi Jan Luna, 52, was killed when the 1997 Jeep Wrangler she was driving left the roadway on County Road 83 and overturned. Luna, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scen…
The DeKalb County Farmers Market continues its annual tradition kicking off the 2020 season on Tuesday, June 2, at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne at 3 p.m.
What will the summer of 2020 look like in DeKalb County with several events canceled or postponed and uncertainty remaining about the pandemic? Not all that different from most summers, actually.
The Spring Semester 2020 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’…
Polyvance is currently offering two types of hand sanitizer to help fill the supply gap in today’s market. This project was the brainchild of a couple of our factory employees as a way to both help people out and to use our idle machinery and supplies.
The DeKalb County Board of Education approved Collinsville High School’s Assistant Principal Bradley Crawford to replace Donny Jones as principal, who is retiring on August 1, during Thursday’s board meeting.
Libraries throughout DeKalb County began opening their doors to patrons last week while others continued to workout plans for reopening day.
CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Fort Payne Imaging on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT. All patients will be screened before the appointment for COVID-19 symptoms. Please bring a mask to wear during the appointment. Masks will be provid…
Memorial weekend is here and if you’re planning on going outdoors, consider the following suggestions provided by DeSoto State Park.
The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) provided a glimpse at how the state’s economy is rebounding from a coronavirus shutdown as a wider type of businesses begin to reopen.
Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of Memorial Day, fly the United States flag at half staff from sunrise until NOON, and then raise it to full height from noon to sundown. This year,…
Several narcotics arrests were made in the last few weeks by the sheriff’s office, including three – that were arrested by the interdiction team – who were in possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and a handgun.
Chalk the summer camp experience as a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, as five Mentone-based camps -- Alpine Camp for Boys, Camp DeSoto for Girls, Camp Laney for Boys, Riverview Camp for Girls and Camp Skyline for Girls – have decided not to open for the season.
There were long lines at the DeKalb County Courthouse and Revenue Commissioner’s office Monday morning as they re-opened to the public with strict precautions meant to inhibit the community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Various libraries across DeKalb County prepare to open their door to patrons following Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement last Friday amending her “Safer at Home” order.
May is always Mental Health Awareness month, but during these uncertain times, focusing on our mental health and checking on our friends and family has never been more crucial.
The DeKalb County Courthouse, Activities Building, Revenue Commissioner’s office and County Library are all re-opening Monday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The move comes as state public health restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are lifted in phases.