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TIFFIN, Ohio – James Ogle of Henagar, was among approximately 85 students honored at the conclusion of the spring semester at Heidelberg University. This year’s Student Awards Celebration was conducted virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During the latest DeKalb County Commission meeting, commissioners heard a brief update from County Administrator Matt Sharp on County Road 85 road repairs.

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Classes with the DeKalb County Technology Center recently competed at the Toyota Classic Green Power USA Race in Huntsville. DeKalb County placed first in the race and brought home second overall. Team members are Riley West (Fyffe) Ethan Smith (Plainview) Emma Smith (Plainview) Elijah Gools…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A DeKalb County soldier reported missing in action during the Korean War has been identified, the U.S. Army said Friday.

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Left, Glenda Justice strums the guitar at Henagar's May on the Mountain Bluegrass Festival Saturday. Justice made the flyers for the original May on the Mountain festival. Above, Carl Townes plays bluegrass music for the large crowd gathered at the festival. 

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An indoor recreation center is in the talks for Henagar. At the city’s latest meeting, the council discussed the sale of city property for the possible center.

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Hammondville will host its first car show Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Hammondville Town Park. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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Rainsville and Fort Payne will host events next Thursday in observance of The National Day of Prayer 2021 and all DeKalb County residents are invited to attend.

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The DeKalb County VFW Post 3128 Veterans and its Auxiliary members are very proud to say that "Nobody Does More For Veterans". However, some do not realize the effort and commitment we invest each year into America’s children within DeKalb County. Working alongside America’s youth and instil…

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On Wednesday, April 21, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies, investigators, Narcotics and Interdiction Unit, as well as the Crossville Police Department, conducted a saturation patrol across the South end of the county, with Kilpatrick being the primary focus.

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The DeKalb County Board of Education Thursday night approved a COVID Supplement Resolution granting a temporary one-time pay increase for all full-time eligible employees for $1,000.

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A community memorial ceremony will be held at the DeKalb County Tornado Monument and Memorial and Serenity Gardens on April 24 beginning at 2 p.m.

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During the last meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, four members were presented with certificates and pins representing their reaching the Lions Quarter Century Club. Each of the individual have been Lions for 25 years. Pictured are Lions Club President Sam Dobbs and Lions John Darnell, Hu…

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A Rainsville man was struck by a train in Collinsville over the weekend. Mark Dudley Hixon, 53, of Rainsville, Al was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday.

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Alabama voters are one step closer to voting on whether to create a state lottery for education and casinos like the one the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) want to build in either DeKalb or Jackson counties due to proximity to Chattanooga.

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Following Governor Kay Ivey’s recent Safer Apart order on April 7, 2021, the Alabama Department of Senior Services announced on Monday Alabama senior centers may resume indoor activities starting April 19. 

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has proposed updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for DeKalb County, so the next 90 days are specified for submitting any comments or appeals and to learn about local flood risks and future flood insurance implications.

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Programs across the county and state use the month of April to emphasize the importance of community clean ups. The Annual “Don’t drop it on Alabama” statewide spring cleanup event is a year-round program, but it needs community support.

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Along the shoulders of Alabama’s roads, men in orange jumpsuits can be seen bent-low, filling bags with the bits and pieces drivers leave behind: receipts, cigarette butts, food trash and even dead chickens.

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Ahead of Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide mask mandate expiring Friday, April 9, the decision on whether to continue requiring masks for school systems was left up to individual school districts.

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The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is alerting citizens about an elaborate phone scam intended to scare people into giving money to avoid arrest. If anyone receives a call like this, they should report it to law enforcement.

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Jessica Kay Hosch, 33 of Rainsville, on Monday was charged with Fraudulent Use Credit/Debit Card (x3) and Identity Theft (x3). Hosch was an employee of the DeKalb Jackson Water District located in Ider.

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The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) on Wednesday morning responded to various reports of damage across DeKalb County from what was later confirmed by the National Weather Service as an EF-1 tornado.

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Legislation to regulate gaming is expected to come up again in Montgomery this week, two local lawmakers predicted in a Monday Zoom call hosted by the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County Economic Development Authority.

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Whether a nature hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast or sporting fanatic, DeSoto State Park has plenty of activities to keep DeKalb County residents entertained.

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The Ninth Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Law Library in the DeKalb County Courthouse. The Law Library provides a legal resource access point for DeKalb County residents, Judges, attorneys, students, local government officials, and self-represented litigants who…

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Jack Lovelady, president and chief executive officer at First Southern State Bank, recently announced that Robert F. Cotner III and Renee Owens have joined the bank. Cotner will serve as senior vice president/chief information officer for the bank and its ten branches. Owens will serve as an…

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Whirring fans, splashing water, buzzing clippers and excited chatter filled barns around Teague Arena March 18-20 as nearly 200 youth prepared to lead heifers and steers around the ring at the Jr. Beef Expo (JBE).

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with municipalities who wish to participate in integrating FirstNet and analog communications in order to better serve the residents of DeKalb County at large, as well as those of all the cities.