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Students in Alabama learn about the state’s history in fourth grade, but the Fort Payne Train Depot Museum has begun a new initiative to help teach local fourth graders about their own local history, too.

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Since she was a little girl, Mentone resident Peggy Pullen has dreamed of finding and contacting her Russian relatives.

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Just over a century ago, around 15 to 20 people gathered in an oak grove across the railroad near the W.B. Davis Hosiery Mill for a church service.

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This summer a young girl made it her mission to support Parkinson’s research, and in doing so she raised more than $300 for the cause.

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The hike down to Martha’s Falls in Little River Canyon is no easy task, but with the help of a crew from North Carolina, it will soon be more easily accessible to visitors.

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Sgt. Johnny Stewart had to wait a few extra hours before he could see his children Wednesday morning.

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Mid Town Café & Grill, located in the middle of downtown Fort Payne, now has its alcohol license and stays open almost every day of the week.

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Girl Scout cookies are on sale now, and troop 10303 still has a way to go before meeting their goal.

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“Sand Mountain is rough terrain and tornadoes can spin up rapidly. Whenever a tornado spins up we can’t explain, we call it ‘Sand Mountain magic.’” “We don’t like to use that word, but we don’t understand what produced the tornado.”

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History was made Sunday when DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall counties’ first short film was released. Out of the 12 members of cast and crew, 11 are from northeast Alabama.

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Crossville migrant pre-kindergarten teacher Stephanie Printz said Friday was a special day for the 16 students in her class.

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Students in Dan Groghan’s integrated manufacturing class are working on a green powered car and their goal is to race it April 4. Groghan said getting the car ready by April is a lofty goal.

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Two are in jail after Fort Payne police officers went to a house to investigate drug activity and found a bag of methamphetamine and other paraphernalia.

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Jyrah Campbell takes advantage of every free moment by putting a pencil to a piece of paper and creating poems and stories.

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A local business is reaching out to help people in Flint, Michigan.

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Northeast Alabama Community College is among the top 150 community colleges eligible to receive $1 million, according to the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

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This is a video shared with the Times-Journal by Charlie Mix, a GIS [geographic information systems] technician at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Mix grew up in Alabama and honed his whitewater skills in Little River Canyon. He ran it last weekend with friends and produced this video.

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More than 250 second-graders at Wills Valley Elementary School started the Hands on Liberty Super Citizen Program yesterday.

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In the wake of a $1.6 billion national Powerball jackpot, state lottery bills have already been filed in the Alabama Legislature.

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Chuck Canterbury, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, knows that a little thanks can go a long way, which is why the FOP is spreading the word about National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this year.

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Mentone resident, Royal Bruckno, has always been good at solving puzzles, but he never guessed it could win him a spot on Wheel of Fortune.

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Lydia Randolph will be back at Boom Days for the 10th year in a row, this time with new, figurative pieces in tow.

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The Fort Payne Fire Department’s annual Fill the Boot campaign just ended, but they’ve just started fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s local chapter.

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Senator David Perdue selected Amanda Smith Alexander, of Fort Payne, as a 2015 Angels in Adoption awardee for her outstanding advocacy of adoption issues.

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When Cindy Meloche leaves her home in Webster, Florida, to travel twice a year, she always includes Fort Payne in her itinerary. That’s because Tinker, Dixie and Mandy go with her and it’s time for their checkup.

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In the yard beside David and Deborah Hairston’s home in High Point stands a cross bearing one precious name: Violet Hairston.

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Divorce is unexpected, but, at times, necessary. It’s important to have someone there whom you trust to lead you through the process with expertise, experience and, most of all, tenacity.