Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of the United States, students with disabilities are provided access to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). However, in recent years staffing issues have arisen with public schools suffering a critical shortage of special e…
The Fort Payne City Council was expected to make budget adjustments for the police and fire departments at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The pay modifications were discussed last week at a Council work session attended by Fort Payne Police Chief David Davis and Fire Chief Ron Saferite.
Last week, Collinsville High School announced it will offer school supplies for students in grades K through sixth for the 2021-22 school year.
Getting back into the swing of things, the DeKalb County Transportation and Council on Aging is hosting its annual “Senior Prom,” at the Wills Valley Recreation Center on July 22.
The DeKalb County Board of Education heard from Mary Crosby, representative of the Grove Oak Volunteer Fire Department last week, regarding the purchasing of the former Grove Oak School property.
One of DeKalb County’s most popular attractions is set to grow as DeSoto State Park adds more than 150 acres near DeSoto Falls. During a press conference on Thursday, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship announced the purchase of a 1…
Harold Bouldin was the keynote speaker at the July meeting of the DeKalb Rifles Camp 1824, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Harold talked about a united effort of several SCV camps to clean up and repair a forgotten cemetery.
The DeKalb County Democrats held a ceremonial ribbon cutting with the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce at their headquarters on 205 Gault Avenue N. The group actually moved in before COVID, but this was their first opportunity to have an event.
Valley Head Junior Beta Club showed up and showed out at the National Beta Convention held in Orlando, Florida June 29-July 2. Valley Head received six national placements. The elementary division had two national placements, with John Cooper Dupree taking sixth in woodworking and Elena Prit…
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The following individuals from your area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the Spring 2021 semester.
Three local students were among a group of 100 who earned a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
DeKalb County Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Williams announced during last Friday's DeKalb County Board of Education meeting the reopening plan for the upcoming 2021-22 school year
Ashley Manning and the DeKalb County Association of Realtors recently donated pantry items and blankets to the DeKalb County Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program. These essential items will help many families and students across the district. Pictured left to right are Ashley …
The Fort Payne City Council voted Tuesday to appoint Steve Malcolm to fill a seat on the board of the Fort Payne Water Works.
Montgomery, Ala. – Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R - Rainsville) was elected chair of the Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
American Legion Auxiliary Fort Payne Unit 89 held a Poppy Drive from May – June to raise both awareness and funds for veterans and veteran families in need. The Auxiliary is bringing back the time-honored tradition of sharing the Poppy Story, poppies and collecting funds to make a difference.
The Fort Payne Senior Center, nutrition and activities area, housed in the DeKalb County Transportation and Council on Aging building held its grand reopening on Tuesday following a year-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A former Sylvania teacher has been booked in the DeKalb County Jail after being indicted on 24 charges of inappropriate behavior with students.
Four historical publications were recently donated to the DeKalb County Library from the DeKalb County UDC Chapter 1456. Books were “History of Jackson County,” “Pictorial Walk
The Inmate Work Crew from the DeKalb County Detention Center picked up thousands of pounds of trash this week. The sheriff’s office reported 331 bags filled with 4,952 lbs of trash were cleaned up over a span of three days from Dawson Gap on Highway 68. They encourage all residents to please…
There have been 31 arrested on drug related charges in the first two weeks of June with several guns and an undisclosed amount of US currency seized.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office and Northeast Alabama Community College Adult Education program entered into partnership in January 2020 providing the first Ready to Work class to the inmates. When approached with the idea of bringing the Ready to Work program inside the jail, Sheriff Nic…
The DeKalb County Board of Education on Tuesday heard from BriAnna Upchurch from the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts who presented the Fiscal Year 2020 Audit results.
Pictured above are DeKalb County Schools Parenting Partners Program recent graduates. Back Row (left to right): DeKalb County Parole Officer Brandon Thompson, graduates Taylor Holsonback, Jesse Buttram, Tylor Harrison and Social Service Case Worker Christopher Huff. Front row (left to right)…
DeKalb Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Trammell, recently announced the hospital’s employee awards recipients recognizing their services during the previous year. The Employees of the Year awards recognized individuals in four categories: Clinical Manager, Nonclini…
Shane Byrd, principal of Fort Payne Middle School, was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club meeting on June 9, 2021. Pictured left to right are Shane Byrd and Kiwanian Kyle Burt.
A new book by master photographer John Dersham is now available. Dersham is the president and CEO of DeKalb Tourism and his photographic images have contributed heavily to the state’s tourism marketing campaigns in recent years.
Runner enthusiasts mark your calendars, the Rainsville Freedom Run 5K and 10K 13th annual race is next Saturday, June 19 at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum.
During the latest DeKalb County Commission meeting, commissioners heard from Alabama Scenic River Trail Founder Fred Couch, who hopes to establish two new campsites along waterways in DeKalb County.
Tickets are still available for "Southern Hospitality" directed by Amber McPherson, left, for the Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre to raise funds for the DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center led by Executive Director Elizabeth Wheatley. Above, the cast of actors in a scene from th…
School buses are back on the road and drivers are encouraged to exercise caution as DeKalb County Schools begin summer school programs on Monday.
Encore Rehabilitation Inc. and DeKalb Regional Medical Center have partnered to sponsor a locally-based Parkinson’s Support Group beginning at 1 p.m. June 10 at the DeKalb County Transportation and Council on Aging in Fort Payne.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is the first Community College in Alabama to provide free laptop vending machines, giving students greater access to technology and more flexibility when on campus.
Wallace State Community College congratulates area students who were named to the President's List or Dean's List for the Spring 2021 semester. More than 680 outstanding students earned a place on the lists for their academic achievements.
Law Enforcement in DeKalb County has stayed busy for the month of May. For the last two weeks, there have been 23 drug related arrests made. That makes a total of 58 for the month of May.
On May 30, 2021 officers arrested Charles Edward Jackson of Rainsville for five counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, three counts of Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Distribution of Controlled S…