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When Dedra Canalejo of Fyffe was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019, it came as a big shock to her because she has no prior family history of the disease. However, with the support of her daughters (ages 18 and 11), Canalejo was able to pull through.

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Tonia Suttles of Fort Payne knows the threat and struggles presented by the disease like any other breast cancer survivor who has undergone the harsh treatment of chemo and radiation therapies.

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Losing a parent is one of the toughest things a person can experience, especially when the end follows a long battle with breast cancer. But the son and daughter of Debra Hurt are proud of the way their mother remained faithful to the end.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with invasive breast cancer affecting 1 in every 8 women in the United States during their lifetime. It even occurs in men, though male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancer cases.

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When Dedra Canalejo of Fyffe was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019, it came as a big shock to her because she has no prior family history of the disease. However, with the support of her daughters (ages 18 and 11), Canalejo was able to pull through.

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Cathy Stiefel is a business owner and a breast cancer survivor. After she was struck with breast cancer, she had to close Nails by Cathy, a business she had owned and operated for many years. Despite the changes that have occurred in her life, she continues to own and manage a business.

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DeKalb Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, during a brief ceremony beginning at 12:15 p.m. at the medical center’s main entrance.

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Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and Dist. 8 State Sen. Steve Livingston presented Hammondville Mayor John Moore a $6,000 check toward the Valley Head baseball field renovations. From left to right are Livingston, Moore, Hammondville Town Clerk Kim Johnson and Ledbetter.

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Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and Dist. 8 State Sen. Steve Livingston presented Sheriff Nick Welden, Nathan Nail, president of DeKalb County Association of Fire Departments, and Mike Stone, president of the DeKalb County Rescue Squad Association, with checks for much need…

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Little River Canyon Center is gearing up to welcome its 12th annual Canyon Fest, a celebration of art and nature, on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Local attorney, Michael Dana Goggans, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the office of District Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit which serves Cherokee and DeKalb Counties. Longtime District Attorney Mike O’Dell has announced his retirement.

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, along with DeKalb County SRT, Narcotics agents, Crossville Police Department, Geraldine Police Department and Sylvania Police Department, arrested ten people in one day while executing search warrants around the county.

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Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD), a national English Honor Society for two-year colleges, has recognized Joan Reeves for outstanding chapter advisor service. Ms. Reeves, a dedicated and integral faculty member at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), has served as the Epsilon Alpha Chapter’s sp…

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With the holiday season fast approaching, staff at DeKalb County Council on Aging has begun its work to provide members of the seven senior centers a gift this Christmas.

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Summer McWhorter Summerford announced recently that she will seek the Republican nomination for the office of District Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit which includes DeKalb and Cherokee Counties. Summerford, who currently serves as the Deputy District Attorney, is seeking to replace Mik…

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DeKalb County attorney, businessman, and former Mayor of Rainsville Nick Jones has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for District Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit which serves DeKalb and Cherokee Counties. The office is currently occupied by longtime District Attorney…

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The 2020 Census took place all throughout this past year. Beginning on Apr. 1, the decennial headcount of the nation began, all to provide the federal government new data to redraw congressional districts for states and how it will distribute funds and assistance to states.

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new North Alabama Mural Trail. Featuring over 125 works of public art in the 16 northernmost counties in the state of Alabama, the North Alabama Mural Trail encourages residents and visitors alike …

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Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine and VFW Post 3128 Commander Eric Dudash cut the opening ribbon for the 66th Annual VFW Fair. They were accompanied Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce members, along with DeKalb County Commission President Rickey Harcrow and District 3 Commissioner Chris Kuykendall. 

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District Attorney Mike O’Dell announced today that he had received notice from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles that William Randall Headrick was denied parole for the brutal 1995 murders of his wife, Carolyn Jean Headrick, and his mother-in-law, Dora Ann Dalton.

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Charles Owen Lang, 58, of Lyerly, GA., was sentenced to 35 years in prison pursuant to guilty pleas entered before Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor on September 10, 2021. Land was before the court on two Manslaughter and two Assault First Degree charges.

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Northeast Alabama Community College kicked off literacy week on Monday in the adult education department by hosting an afternoon tea. National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises awareness about the need for, and value, of adult education and family literacy. Northeast’s GED prog…

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Crossville High School recently held its first Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting led by Jacob Malone with around 85 students attending.

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 Several members of Hannah White Arnett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, rang bells in Fort Payne at 3:00 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept, 17. 

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September 17, 2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Hannah White Arnett Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received proclamations from Mayor Rob Hammond, Mentone, Mayor Mike Key, Valley Head and Gov. …

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On Thursday, September 16, 2021 the DeKalb County Democratic Executive Committee unanimously elected longtime political activist and Henagar resident Pam Miles as County Chair. Miles is a life-long Democrat who has actively served in a variety of local, municipal, state and nationwide campai…

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday approved a $24.6 million budget for the 2022 fiscal year, along with new personnel transfers for both the DeKalb County Road Department, the Sheriff’s Office and a new Government Services Alabama (GSA) contract for the Revenue Department.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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Singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio launched a national tour on Sept. 10. She performed for an intimate audience atop the ridgetop manor of author Jerry Ellis. The occasion marks the 20th anniversary of her appearance in the David Lynch film “Mullholland Drive”, in which Del Rio performed her …

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It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List.

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Sigma Nu Fraternity is pleased to announce that Stephen Jerod Sharp of Sylvania, Alabama, received Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fraternity salutes Jerod and the nine other recipients of this distinguished award as exceptional…

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The citizens of DeKalb County deserve a Sheriff’s office that manages its resources well with a focus on truly serving the public. That is the message from Craig White as he announced his candidacy for the office of DeKalb County Sheriff.

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DeKalb County Hospital Association Board of Directors and executive staff unveiled the new DeKalb Ambulance Service station #4 in Rainsville on Friday. The new 5,000-square-foot station is located on McCurdy Ave. N along Hwy 75 and is said to provide enough space to house its wheelchair van …