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Northeast Alabama Community College kicked off literacy week on Monday in the adult education department by hosting an afternoon tea. National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises awareness about the need for, and value, of adult education and family literacy. Northeast’s GED prog…

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Crossville High School recently held its first Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting led by Jacob Malone with around 85 students attending.

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 Several members of Hannah White Arnett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, rang bells in Fort Payne at 3:00 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept, 17. 

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September 17, 2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Hannah White Arnett Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received proclamations from Mayor Rob Hammond, Mentone, Mayor Mike Key, Valley Head and Gov. …

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On Thursday, September 16, 2021 the DeKalb County Democratic Executive Committee unanimously elected longtime political activist and Henagar resident Pam Miles as County Chair. Miles is a life-long Democrat who has actively served in a variety of local, municipal, state and nationwide campai…

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The DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday approved a $24.6 million budget for the 2022 fiscal year, along with new personnel transfers for both the DeKalb County Road Department, the Sheriff’s Office and a new Government Services Alabama (GSA) contract for the Revenue Department.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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Singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio launched a national tour on Sept. 10. She performed for an intimate audience atop the ridgetop manor of author Jerry Ellis. The occasion marks the 20th anniversary of her appearance in the David Lynch film “Mullholland Drive”, in which Del Rio performed her …

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It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List.

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Sigma Nu Fraternity is pleased to announce that Stephen Jerod Sharp of Sylvania, Alabama, received Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fraternity salutes Jerod and the nine other recipients of this distinguished award as exceptional…

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The citizens of DeKalb County deserve a Sheriff’s office that manages its resources well with a focus on truly serving the public. That is the message from Craig White as he announced his candidacy for the office of DeKalb County Sheriff.

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DeKalb County Hospital Association Board of Directors and executive staff unveiled the new DeKalb Ambulance Service station #4 in Rainsville on Friday. The new 5,000-square-foot station is located on McCurdy Ave. N along Hwy 75 and is said to provide enough space to house its wheelchair van …

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DeKalb County first responders and citizens who support them gathered at the courthouse in Fort Payne Friday to once again honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.

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Alabama’s 48th Attorney General Steve Marshall was the guest speaker at an event on Sept. 10, 2021. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives after 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three U.S. airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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A crowd assembled Friday morning on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in America. A large portion of the group included local first responders and veterans, who stood at attention as Amazing Grace was played o…

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The DeKalb County School Board on Thursday approved the $125 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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In an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in the area, Northeast Alabama Community College will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Nearly 500 students were awarded degrees as part of Jacksonville State University’s Summer 2021 commencement on August 6, including the following:

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Homelessness doesn’t always take the appearance of someone destitute living under a bridge. Logan LeGrande of Marked for Life Ministries in Fort Payne said many of the homeless can be found sleeping in their cars or moving from couch to couch.

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September is national suicide prevention month, and The SAM Foundation is launching the #ThereIsHope campaign as a means to raise awareness for early signs of suicide with loved ones. According to samfound.org, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages, and for the st…

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There are currently 15 inmates in the DeKalb County Detention Center infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, all of them female, according to Medical Nurse Manager Shalanne Whited, BSN, RN.

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In a Wednesday Zoom conference call, Fort Payne Superintendent Brian Jett said he plans to send a letter to parents this week announcing the masking requirement will be extended for four more weeks.

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Brant Smith recently completed his Eagle Scout project with help from Mentone Scout Troop 106, assembling antique items for a display in the Richard C. Hunt Reception Hall next to the Fort Payne Opera House. All of the artifacts reflect the preservation of the history of scouting in DeKalb County.

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The DeKalb County Technical Center on Tuesday was awarded the Work-Based Learning Regional Best Practice for Region 1 by Governor Kay Ivey’s Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Committee.

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At approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, a DeKalb County Narcotics agent observed a subject with existing felony warrants driving near the DeKalb/Etowah County line. When the agent attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect initiated a highspeed pursuit.

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Senator Andrew Jones provided 36 $200 classroom grants for teachers in the Collinsville and Crossville communities this week. Pictured above is Jones and DeKalb County Superintendent Wayne Lyles. 

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Ella Fowler (center) of Fort Payne was named the 2022 Distinguished Young Women of DeKalb County scholastics winner and fitness winner at this past weekend’s scholarship program at Northeast Alabama Community College. Others included: First alternate, Mary Mauney, second alternate, Caroline …

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Pictured above is Kate Berry, representative of Sylvania High School, who was recently selected as the essay winner and spirit of the Distinguished Young Women of DeKalb County, along with the title of third alternate. 

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Saturday, Aug. 21, is National Honey Bee Day, a day set aside to recognize the insects’ contribution to the world. For Wesley Busby of Henagar, this is an everyday appreciation. Busby is a beekeeper, and owns Bama Beekeeping & Removal, one of hundreds in the Northeast Alabama region and …

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In response to confusion about what local agencies should request in terms of grant applications, the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency has clarified a few points concerning State of Alabama Homeland Security funding. The deadline for applications was extended to August 27 at 5 p.m. …

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Mary Graham, a 6th grade student at Henagar Jr. High School, was one of the three winners of the DeKalb Rifles’ annual essay contest. She was the keynote speaker for the August meeting of the DeKalb Rifles Camp 1824. She outlined a remarkable military career of her Confederate ancestor, Gree…

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Fort Payne Cherokee Chapter members recently attended the Alabama Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Board of Management meeting in Huntsville, AL. L-R:  Susan Dooley, Carolyn Davis, Martha Stanley – Chapter President, Evelyn Newsome, Melissa Webb and Beth Koostra. Ms. Koostra serves the st…