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Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Janet Ruth Wisner Burton with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has deep roots in DeKalb and Marshall counties.

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DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said his office has received multiple calls “about scams targeting the elderly.” Scammers send a message thru Facebook, Facebook messenger or e-mail, but it will appear to be from a user’s list of friend friends. The friends accounts have been hacked and the victim’s receive messages that they have won money but have to pay the taxes on the winning amount.

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Alabama Lead Singer Randy Owen and co-founder/bassist Teddy Gentry draw numbers during the Christmas for Kids event at the Alabama Fan Club and Museum on Saturday. It marked the first such occasion since the announcement that founder Jeff Cook passed away earlier this month following his str…

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The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold the State of the State Address with State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter on Thursday, December 1st at Fort Payne City Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

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The DeKalb County Commission discussed at its most recent meeting whether to accept County Road 1909 in Mentone into the maintenance program.

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A bridge on Alabama Highway 168 over Short Creek, about three miles east of U.S. 431 in Boaz, has re-opened for the first time in a year, according to a press release from the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Vacancies on the boards of directors of the Fort Payne Improvement Authority and Fort Payne Waterworks were announced at this week’s Fort Payne City Council meeting. 

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With Thanksgiving just days away, many families are starting to think about what they will do for the holiday this year. But this year, it might be especially important to start planning the big shopping trip earlier than usual. 

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Earl W. McPeak was born in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 19, 1922, only five months after then U.S. President Warren G. Harding, while addressing a crowd at the dedication of a memorial site for the composer of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key, became the first president to hav…

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Collinsville Public Library and  Seeds of Faith Thrift store have partnered with the Christian Ladies of Collinsville for their first ever diaper drive for the month of November. “ We wanted to help take some of the financial burden off families as the Christmas season approaches,” said Coll…

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Several items were on the agenda at the DeKalb Board of Education meeting this past Thursday night. A major item was the proposal to increase store workers’ salaries.

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The Alabama Band's annual at the Alabama Fan Club and Museum is today (Nov. 19) and marks the first such occasion since the announcement that founder Jeff Cook passed away earlier this month following his struggle with Parkinson's. 

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The DeKalb County Commission discussed five separate water projects at this week's meeting. 

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Alabama’s rural hospitals are a critical part of the state’s healthcare system and play an essential role in their communities. Not only do they provide life-saving healthcare through emergency care, care for chronic conditions and preventative care, but they are tremendous community partner…

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 The DeKalb County High School Class of 1957 held their 65th Class Reunion in September. The Class of 1957 was the last class to graduate from the high school before it became Fort Payne High School. The Reunion was held at DeSoto State Park. Pictured here in the Mountain Inn Restaurant at D…

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Absence amongst students has been an ongoing battle for school officials for as long as anyone can remember. Even movies glorifying skipping school to have adventures, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” being the most prevalent example. However, Ferris was dangerously close to chronically absent, wh…

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Marked for Life Ministries is preparing to move into a new location as the nonprofit evangelical prepares for a distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the VFW Fairgrounds. 

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Now that cooler weather has returned and brought sniffles with it, many will seek treatment to feel better. 

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Want to help charities that support service members and veterans? Around Veterans Day, charity scammers seek to take advantage of your generosity. They contact you about fake veteran and military causes, tugging at your heart strings — and grabbing for your wallet. A little research will hel…

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Fort Payne Lodge 437 and the Grand Lodge of Alabama recently donated $1,000 to Dekalb County Foster Parent Association. L to R Mike Burt, Steve Hughes, Henry Miller, Amanda Jones and Erica Dukes of Foster Parent Association, Scotty Vaughn and Milton Leath.

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The Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne went to Fort Payne High School this week to watch a demonstration of the school system’s drone program led by Steve Black and demonstrated by Frankie Solis. 

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Fort Payne honored those who answered their nation’s call at a Veterans Day Ceremony this week at Fort Payne High School. 

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Our continuing spotlight on the agencies sustained by contributions to the United Giver’s Fund of DeKalb County now highlights the Fort Payne-DeKalb Child Development Center, which is in its 47th year of providing quality, comprehensive childcare for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and sch…

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The Fort Payne Improvement Authority has officially cut the ribbon on its new Davis Gap Substation, which went online Nov. 4. 

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CASA Director Kelly Klein spoke to the Fort Payne Lions Club this week. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children going through the judicial system in DeKalb County. Contact Klein if you would like to help with the CASA Christmas Party for the children they serve. See casaof…

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During a post-election meeting on Thursday, the 77-member Alabama House Republican Caucus voted to select State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, as its nominee for Speaker of the House.

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DeKalb County Superintendent Wayne Lyles presents checks on behalf of House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter and the DeKalb County Board of Education to support the Fyffe High School track & field and football programs at the Fyffe football game Friday night.

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Some teachers that you’ll meet in your life will inevitably leave a mark on you for the rest of your life. Whether it’s through their intelligence on a subject or life in general, or simply their ability to keep your attention regardless of the subject matter, these teachers are people that …

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Former Cirque de Soleil performer and juggler Ron Anglin creates a cloud of bubbles while entertaining children and families at the Little River Canyon Center's annual Canyon Fest. 

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The Christmas decorations are not quite up yet, but the bargains have begun. Several downtown Fort Payne retailers participated in the weekend's Fort Payne Main Street Open House. Shoppers looking for great deals included, above left: Elle Kate Patterson of Fort Payne and Callie Hicks of Lin…

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The Rainsville City Council voted this week to direct $405,600 from the American Relief Fund in order to install an upgrade in the pump station on Scott Avenue along Highway 35.

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The director of Little River Waterkeeper, Angie Shugart and Policy and Advocacy Director of Alabama Rivers Alliance, Jack West, presented an update to Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine and members of the Fort Payne City Council on their partnership campaign to study and possibly designate Little …

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Canyon Fest is an annual celebration of art and nature featuring local art, crafts, live animal shows, music, food and fun for the entire family. It’s happening today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.