DeKalb County schools had a strong showing at the Alabama State Junior Beta Convention held in Montgomery in February, bringing home a total of 95 awards and recognitions.
Plainview High School Principal Chris Clark and Assistant Principal Marilyn Bryant are pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that more than five miles of reconstructed northbound roadway of Interstate 59 between Reece City and Collinsville were reopened Monday afternoon.
Two DeKalb County residents died after being struck by an 18-wheeler that veered onto the right shoulder while they were changing the left front tire on their Chevy Express van.
The DeKalb County Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 23, at Ider School.
Joseph Earl Cobb, 62, of Henagar was arrested and charged with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.
On Thursday, the DeKalb County Schools Board of Education broke ground at Ider School for construction of a new 21,500-square-foot gymnasium, which will have a seating capacity of 1,200. Pictured above, from left, are board members Robert Elliott and Monty Darwin, Ider Assistant Principal Ni…
According to a press release from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden, the Center for Applied Forensics at Jacksonville State University responded to assist and then transported the remains to the Huntsville Forensic Lab for identification purposes.
Local veterans were the focus of a Veterans Resource Fair Thursday at the VFW Fairgrounds.
DeKalb County, Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will be off for spring break March 27-31.
Officers Bryant Dean White and Lucas Yarbrough responded to a call in March 2020 call about a male standing in his neighbor’s yard with his pants down.
Monday’s special called meeting of the Valley Head Town Council, to address the 30-day suspension of Fire Chief Dustin Burt, was filled with dramatic confrontations. It was mainly Mayor Michael Key against supporters of Burt, many of whom waited outside Town Hall on a chilly first day of Spring.
On March 9, Fort Payne police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies notified Dade County authorities they were in pursuit of a vehicle on I-59 headed toward the Georgia state line, according to the Dade County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office.
Extended Family is a community-based organization which has served the family members of the incarcerated since 2014. Extended Family provides support for spouses and other adult family members and two separate programs for school-aged children.
The National Weather Service will partner with the Dekalb and Jackson County Emergency Management Agencies to conduct a severe storm spotter course at Northeast Alabama Community College on Friday, March 24.
If you’re one of the thousands that has a misdemeanor offense from your past that is haunting you, provided it’s not a violent crime, a sex crime, a crime involving moral turpitude or a serious traffic offense such as a DUI, you now have the opportunity to receive help, free of charge, to see if it can possibly be expunged from your record.
A head-on collision occurred at 5:25 a.m. on March 16, on Union Grove Road near Allen’s Crossroads, approximately three miles east of Morgan City, in Marshall County.
General admission tickets are now on sale for the Sowing Seeds of Hope concert featuring three talented local bands: Boys in the Band, Dad Company and The Locals.
At its regular meeting on March 14, the DeKalb County Commission created a new job position in the Road Department and approved a $2.65 million paving contract.
DeKalb County's Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency secured a $5,100 grant from Alabama's Mountains, Rivers & Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council that will be used to purchase NOAA weather radios for distribution to underserved, English as a second language,…
This year’s Leadership DeKalb class traveled to Montgomery this week and visited with new Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives. The Legislature appropriated Alabama’s $1.06 billion in American Rescue Plan Act Funds to water, sewer and broadband exp…
Motorists traveling on Interstate 59 from north of Hammondville to Fort Payne can expect single-lane closures, according to a press release sent from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
Congratulations to Jo Ann Stricklin of Portersville, who has been named Woman of the Year by the DeKalb County Homemakers and Community Leaders club. Stricklin has been a member of the Portersville HCL for 22 years and has held numerous local and statewide leadership positions. She is an act…
“Far and Wide,” a popular national travel publication, recently declared the best national park in Alabama is Fort Payne’s Little River Canyon National Preserve.
Fyffe Head Football Coach Paul Benefield was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame on March 13 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
A 2017 Fort Payne High School graduate finds herself in a high-profile position as the assistant to Clay Armentrout, who is Chief of Staff to new U.S. Senator Katie Britt, R-Ala.
Over the last several years, the administration of Northeast Alabama Community College has made a concerted effort to expand the college’s offerings in the area of workforce development and career technical instruction to assist the rising labor shortage experienced in the area.
Pictured, from left, Melody Sellers and Susan Long of Fort Payne recently represented the DeKalb County Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the Alabama state convention recently held in Tuscaloosa. The organization is a professional honor society for women educa…
During the month of February, DeKalb County law enforcement seized a variety of illegal drugs and arrested 39 individuals on drug-related charges.
The Alabama Department of Transportation seeks public feedback on a proposed “runaway truck ramp” at the bottom of Hwy. 35 downtown and will conduct a public involvement meeting on March 28, 5-7 p.m. at the City Hall Auditorium.
This summer, big changes are coming to the world of livestock health. Beginning June 11, over-the-counter livestock antibiotics will no longer be available, according to a directive from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For local governments in small towns across the country, the federal grant application process can be overly cumbersome and expensive. To support these rural and smaller communities, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., and eight of his colleagues introduced the Simplifying Grants Act (S. 4799). The legislation would make the federal grant process easier to navigate for local governments.
A suspect with several active warrants in DeKalb and Cherokee counties led Cherokee deputies and an Alabama State Trooper on a chase through Broomtown and Waterloo on Tuesday afternoon before stopping on Cherokee County Road 89, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver.
At Monday’s Rainsville City Council meeting, council members heard results from an in-depth feasibility study of the city forming its own independent school system.
Alabama's 2023 legislative session began at noon yesterday. Over the coming weeks state senators and representatives will be debating proposed laws that will govern our state.
Dade County police in Trenton, Ga., arrested 26-year-old Zechariah Clark of Bryant on March 1.
DeKalb County Homemakers and Community Leaders met Feb. 15 at the Rock Church in Geraldine for their annual awards day, which recognizes each individual club's achievements for the past year. First place awards were presented as follows:
Sonia Preston of Jacksonville enjoys spring weather while picking tulips with daughter Samantha and her friend Mary Kate Merrimen at Moonflower Farms on Sand Mountain. The farm welcomes guests on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. until dark, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p…
Four train derailments in less than five months in Ohio have turned a spotlight on railroad safety nationally, and local emergency management officials are aware of the potential dangers that come with rail traffic.
Jury selection for the murder trial against Wesley Abernathy, 29, of Fort Payne began Monday in Marshall County.
A DeKalb County grand jury this week indicted a former minister and boys’ home director on hundreds of child pornography charges. Steven Robert Wukmer, 66, sits in the DeKalb County jail on a $12.9 million bond.
The Boom Days Heritage Celebration is still seven months away, but the steering committee that puts it together announced this year’s acts on Friday. Joining forces on the shared “Roots and Boots Tour” are country music stars Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye.
One of the victims of elder abuse in an incident this week has died of his injuries, and his son sits in the county jail with a $5 million property bond facing a murder charge.
An English teacher and soccer coach at Crossville School was indicted by a grand jury and arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for allegedly having sex with a student.
Matthew Ferguson of Rainsville is among Middle Tennessee State University students recognized on the Dean's List for their academic achievements for the fall 2022 semester.
The Mentone Area Preservation Association is teaming with Northeast Alabama Community College to offer one high school senior a scholarship covering full-time (12 hours) tuition for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
During the month of January, DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden reported 22 drug arrests.
The next meeting of the DeKalb County Schools Board of Education will be held at a special time and place.
The Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid Agency are receiving reports of citizens being contacted at their homes for the purpose of being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home.
Alex Traylor, a Fort Payne native, has joined The Times-Journal as a staff writer.
Since the Boozer Bridge road project is complete, the council approved a conveyance to pass the property occupied and the old wooden bridge itself back to the original landowner, Claude Shankles. The council voted to gather at 3 p.m. at Boozer Bridge for historical photos prior to its next meeting on March 6.