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As an added precaution during the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for road safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Friday, July 1 through midnight, Monday, July 4. 

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As Alabamians prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) offered tips on safely enjoying traditional activities including swimming, barbecues, fireworks, and more.

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Left is Jacelyn Andrews, age 8 from Ms. Whitton’s class at Collinsville Elementary School,  pictured with Times-Journal Circulation Manager Nita Stevens and Advertising Director Linda Stiefel. Jacelyn was the winner of the Easter coloring contest. Her Fourth of July coloring page was selecte…

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Events to commemorate Independence Day are planned across DeKalb County over the next several days:

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House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, spoke to Alabama’s print news media at the Alabama Press Association’s summer convention in Orange Beach this week. He and Dist. 22 State Senator Greg Albritton, R-Bay Minette, discussed a variety of topics including the impact of the …

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For the month of June, 33 arrests have been made for drug related charges, over 1,500 grams of marijuana, 44 grams of methamphetamine, 20 grams of synthetic marijuana and 218 controlled prescription pills have been seized. 

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This week’s heat wave is putting a strain on the electrical grid, so the Tennessee Valley Authority and Fort Payne Improvement Authority are asking customers to conserve electricity, especially during the peak use hours of 2-6 p.m. 

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DeKalb County narcotics agents made numerous arrests at a while serving warrants at three dwellings. In one of the cases this month, an infant was removed by the Department of Human Resources and several dogs put in shelter. 

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On Tuesday, the results from last week's Republican and Democratic primary elections were certified. The District 5 county school board race appears settled with current school board Vice President Robert Elliot prevailing by a razor thin margin.

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After a two-year break caused by COVID-19, Teddy Gentry’s Singing With The Stars is returning on June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College as part of Fan Appreciation Week. 

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The DeKalb County Farmers Market begins its 2022 season on Friday, June 3, from 3 p.m. until supplies last at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne.

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DeKalb County voters this week made a statement with this week’s Primary elections: “More of the same please.” However, a couple of political newcomers will enter the county courthouse with new titles.

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Gov. Kay Ivey, Congressional candidate Katie Britt, Assistant District Attorney Summer Summerford and Dist. 39 Rep. Ginny Shaver all had good nights following Tuesday's GOP primary. 

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DeKalb County Superintendent Wayne Lyles announced last week's meeting reimbursement is underway for many of the county system bands.

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Last year Alabama saw a 47% increase in the number of tourists and is now the fourth most searched U.S. state on Google for travel information. Just two years earlier, it ranked in 30th place.

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Circuit Judges Shaunathan Bell, Jeremy Taylor and Andrew Hairston obtained and delivered two new laptop computers to the DeKalb County Detention Center for use by Sheriff Nick Welden’s office to communicate daily on a variety of issues ranging from warrants to be executed, pleadings to be se…

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On Wednesday over 500 students from across DeKalb County gathered at the DeKalb County Coliseum to celebrate the students’ graduation from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. This is the first time since the beginning of COVID where all the students who graduated from the pro…

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday heard from DeKalb County Probate Judge Ronnie Osborn regarding Precincts 2-7. 

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Those seeking bargains may go treasure hunting this week as the Antique Alley Yard Sale returns to DeKalb County. Others will want a head's up to give themselves more time to travel as the roadways fill with traffic starting tomorrow. 

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On Tuesday May 2, 2022, the peer mentorship program of DeKalb County schools celebrated the end of the year. The program also celebrated the students involved with the program for a job well done.  

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Authorities recovered a utility vehicle stolen from Ider High School on May 1 after the principal asked the public for help on Facebook.

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DeSoto Falls, one of DeKalb County and Alabama’s most popular tourist attractions, remains closed for dredging work that has taken longer than the 60 days originally expected. The work will re-build the beach following years of silt and debris washing up on the shore during heavy rain events. 

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Kudzu Millworks announced it will host another free grocery distribution on May 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the DeKalb County VFW Fairgrounds at 151 18th Street NW in Fort Payne. 

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Summer burning restrictions take effect on Sunday as part of an effort to protect air quality in areas of the state that have had a history of air pollution problems.   

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Henagar plans a Cinco De Mayo Festival and Rodeo May 6-7 in conjunction with a National Cowboy Pro Rodeo-sanctioned rodeo put on by Bar W. Rodeo Productions.

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A Geraldine man has pled guilty to 22 child sex crimes and was sentenced to 446 years in the state penitentiary. He reportedly sought to purchase or kidnap a young girl to keep locked at his house for sexual purposes.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting at Collinsville High Schools' new state-of-the-art Agricultural and Home Economics building Monday night.

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The DeKalb County Democrats hosted a recent meet and greet event at their office in Fort Payne. The event included several statewide office candidates.

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday heard from DeKalb County Road Department Superintendent Tom Broyles and County Engineer Ben Luther on various road-related matters.

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The ARC of DeKalb County has teamed with the "A Little Something Extra" ice cream company to offer training so more people with special needs can gain employment and work experience. 

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A Geraldine student-athlete killed Saturday in a hit-and-run incident is being remembered by his coaches and classmates while Alabama State Troopers ask for any information about the driver who fled the scene. 

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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office agents and deputies made multiple arrests while stepping up patrols during March 2022, according to a press release.

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Planning is the specific focus right now in Fort Payne, Mentone and Henagar, which are all soliciting citizen feedback for long-term planning. 

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A class action complaint filed Thursday seeks injunctive relief and a jury trial in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court against the City of Fort Payne to stop a $3.1 million deal with the parent company of Food City, which seeks to build a new store at 1015 Gault Avenue South in Fort Payne.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education announced the introduction of a new program of study at the DeKalb County Technology Center during last week's board meeting.  

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Christopher Wayne Madison, 36, appeared Thursday before Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Capital Murder in a case so heinous that it shook even veteran investigators.

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The sentencing of Christopher Madison to life in prison without parole for murdering Amberly Barnett brings some closure to one of the most harrowing cases in DeKalb County history.