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In late March, senior centers across the county closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure impacted a significant number of senior citizens throughout DeKalb.

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A drive-in COVID-19 testing clinic is planned for Tuesday, July 28 from 8-11 a.m. at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne. The event is hosted by the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency and Alabama Department of Public Health.

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The annual “Operation Back to School” fundraiser to help DeKalb County children in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources is underway.

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al elections started countywide on July 7. Any qualified elector who will have resided within a municipality, for a period of at least 90 days on Election Day may qualify to run for office by filing the appropriate forms with the municipality’s clerk and paying any appropriate fees set by th…

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DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett held a press conference last Friday, providing guidance and information for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

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With elections being held in various states and counties, several issues are being discussed and demanding attention. Now more than ever, it is crucial to know and understand the phrase “contact your reps.”

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DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett provided the board with an update on where they stood regarding the upcoming school year and COVID-19 during the DeKalb County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

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Tennessee River Music Inc., Fort Payne, Ala., was named breeder of the year at the 2020 Alabama Angus Association Junior Preview Show and Field Day, June 6 in Fayette, Ala. Pictured from left are Randa Harper, John Owen and John Starnes, all of Tennessee River Music Inc.; and Cobie Rutherfor…

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The elderly population and disabled adults in our state and communities have the right to feel safe and to be treated with dignity and respect.

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The DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center began a soft opening under specific guidelines following Gov. Kay Ivey’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions in June.

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Presiding Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor announces that in-person hearings in the Ninth Judicial Circuit will resume on June 2, 2020. The administrative order relative to this resumption applies to the Circuit, District, Juvenile, and Probate courts. The resumption of hearings in municipal cour…

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A single-vehicle crash at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, has claimed the life of a Gaylesville woman. Mimi Jan Luna, 52, was killed when the 1997 Jeep Wrangler she was driving left the roadway on County Road 83 and overturned. Luna, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scen…

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What will the summer of 2020 look like in DeKalb County with several events canceled or postponed and uncertainty remaining about the pandemic? Not all that different from most summers, actually.

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The Spring Semester 2020 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’…

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Polyvance is currently offering two types of hand sanitizer to help fill the supply gap in today’s market. This project was the brainchild of a couple of our factory employees as a way to both help people out and to use our idle machinery and supplies.

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CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Fort Payne Imaging on Tuesday, June 2, 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 provid…

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The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) provided a glimpse at how the state’s economy is rebounding from a coronavirus shutdown as a wider type of businesses begin to reopen.

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Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of Memorial Day, fly the United States flag at half staff from sunrise until NOON, and then raise it to full height from noon to sundown. This year,…

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Chalk the summer camp experience as a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, as five Mentone-based camps -- Alpine Camp for Boys, Camp DeSoto for Girls, Camp Laney for Boys, Riverview Camp for Girls and Camp Skyline for Girls – have decided not to open for the season.

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There were long lines at the DeKalb County Courthouse and Revenue Commissioner’s office Monday morning as they re-opened to the public with strict precautions meant to inhibit the community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.