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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…

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Boom Days Heritage Festival is known for its headlining acts on the big stage, but a unique feature includes its tribute to local musicians.

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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onths bring many anticipated pastimes and outdoor activities, it's also prime season for unwelcome guests, like adult ticks carrying debilitating illnesses.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The DeKalb County Schools Assistant Superintendent Brian Thomas briefed the board last week on the TEAMS Act recently signed into law.

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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.

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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)…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.