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DeKalb County Schools, under the leadership of Dr. Jason Barnett, understands the importance of parent and community involvement when it comes to students being successful in the classroom. The question was, “How do we engage our parents?”

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Halloween is three weeks away. Municipalities and confectioners across the state are bracing themselves for more subdued festivities this year.

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District Attorney Mike O’Dell announces that as of Oct. 1, 2020 Summer McWhorter is promoted to Deputy District Attorney. Summer joined the office in 2018 as an Assistant District Attorney after being in private practice for eight years. Summer will cover circuit criminal dockets, help with …

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The DeKalb County Board of Education held a brief meeting on Thursday, approving Ider High School’s Assistant Principal Bridgett Ott to replace the late Cyrus Frost as principal.

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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), in conjunction with Alabama Counts, announced on Tuesday the Census Bureau had extended the 2020 Census until Oct. 5 nationwide.

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DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow presented District II Commissioner Scot Westbrook on Tuesday with a certificate recognizing his achievement from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute's Level II training program.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is cooperating with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to vaccinate raccoons against rabies using oral rabies vaccine (ORV). This organized effort to prevent the sp…

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With the southern coast of Alabama recently hit by Hurricane Sally, DeKalb County members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy came together with cleaning supplies, personal hygiene and food items to send to help with the storm recovery in the aftermath. Items were taken to Gadsden, Al…

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Voters concerned about COVID-19 are encouraged to select the box on the absentee ballot affidavit that reads “I am physically incapacitated and will not be able to vote in person on election day.”

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Concerned about COVID-19, millions of Americans are choosing to vote by absentee ballot. Due to recently witnessed delays with the U.S. Postal Service, Secretary of State John H. Merrill encourages voters interested in returning their ballot by mail to go ahead and make application for their…

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The partnership between the Top of Alabama Regional Council on Governments (TARCOG), DeKalb County Commission and Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers & Valleys RC&D Council were praised on Monday as members of each entity and DeKalb County’s legislative delegations met.

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The DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair held its annual ribbon cutting Monday afternoon. Fair Chairman Charles Stephens and various officials, including Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser, DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow, Fort Payne City Council members Johnny Eberhart and Lynn …

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With schools across DeKalb County entering their sixth week of school, students are settling into a routine, school buses are back on the roads and drivers are asked to exercise caution.

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A plein air event will be hosted by the Little River Arts Council on September 11-13, when some of our area’s talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Mountain Cove (Friday), Fort Payne (Saturday), and Mentone (Sunday). This event is being held in conjunction with…

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Marines with N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League, Detachment 1404 of Fort Payne, rendered military honors at the funeral visitation of USMC MSGt (Ret.) Wesley Rowley this past week.

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Jury trials are set to resume in Alabama on Sept. 14 with new procedures in place to decrease the chances of courtroom exposure to COVID-19. Ninth Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Jeremy Taylor said Tuesday that the circuit’s first jury trial is scheduled for October 5.

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As a Network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, DeKalb Ambulance Service is responding to the request to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Laura in the Gulf Region.

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Alabama’s unemployment numbers have steadily decreased since April 4, with the latest figures showing a 1,130% decrease over the five months that have followed. Nationally, 10.6 million people have returned to work since the pandemic arrived in the United States in February. Some 6.7 million…

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Municipal Elections were held in towns throughout DeKalb County on Tuesday -- excluding Hammondville, Collinsville, Powell or Pine Ridge, where the only candidates to qualify were incumbents running unopposed for new four-year terms.

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The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation (AGEF) recently awarded $34,500 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association (AGA) member companies for the 2020/2021 academic year. These included 22 AGEF funded scholarships, 10 Piggyback Scholarships, and f…

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CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Fort Payne Imaging on Tuesday, September 1, 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 p…

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Prior to the Feb. 25 deadline for doing so, public officials in seven municipalities chose to increase the pay for their next mayor and council to more closely reflect the salaries for surrounding communities and better compete with the private sector for younger talent.

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DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett welcomed students back to campus with a message on Sunday as schools across the county prepared to reopen on Monday.