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Employees and management at GameTime, a Playcore company, recently took some time to celebrate 40 years of being a part of the Fort Payne community.

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Fort Payne has lost one of its brightest lights. Eddie McPherson was a prolific writer and performer who dedicated his time and creativity toward a ministry of good deeds and helping others.

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The Fort Payne Fire Department received a new Heavy Rescue (Heavy-1) apparatus at Station No. 1 last Tuesday. The fire department thanked the city council, Chief Ron Saferite and Assistant Chief Stacy Smith for their efforts in acquiring the new equipment.

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The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday approved two appropriations, totaling $3,000 to offset the costs of two Fort Payne High School programs.

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While shoppers are encouraged to spend their money in local brick and mortar stores where money is kept in the community, it’s a fact of modern life that some goods simply can’t be found in any DeKalb County stores.

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The managing partner of the new F.C. Weiss eatery and pub, Sean Edwards, spoke before a group of community business leaders at the Coal & Iron Building last week. Edwards spoke at the invitation of Fort Payne Main Street to provide an update of his much anticipated restaurant slated to o…

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey visited DeKalb County Friday morning, addressing a crowd at the Little River Canyon Center. Dec. 14 marks the grand finale of the state’s three-year bicentennial commemoration. Ivey was proud to declare that excitement about this milestone had spread “to every corne…

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A group of Fort Payne High School JROTC cadets took part in efforts to make the holiday season brighter for families in DeKalb County by assisting with the Marine Toys for Tots.

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Friday is the deadline to register for Tuesday’s 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 12. Entry forms are available at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce office located at 300 Gault Avenue North.

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For 20 years, Fort Payne High School has honored local veterans with a program to commemorate Veterans Day. That tradition continued on Tuesday as the 20th Special Forces Group set up static displays of their equipment on campus and the school welcomed a guest speaker, Chief Master Sergeant …

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On Halloween, the Williams Avenue Elementary fourth grade class invited parents and students to tour their journey around the world display showcased in the schools’ library.

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Members of the Fort Payne High School LEO Club gathered Thursday afternoon to present a $1,000 check the Ailon family whose house burned in early September.

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It’s the end of October, and November is right around the corner and with it the beginning of the Fort Payne merchants' annual Holiday Open House.

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The Alabama House Republican Caucus toured DeKalb County and held its annual fall meeting at the Little River Canyon Center this week.

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The SAM Foundation held its first Sowing Seeds of Hope Fundraiser last weekend in Fort Payne.

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District Attorney Mile O’Dell announced the conviction of 26 year-old James Michael Lewis of Fort Payne for assault second degree. According to Assistant District Attorney Summer McWhorter, the trial took place Wednesday before a DeKalb County jury in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor.

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The Fort Payne Police Department reports a pedestrian was struck by a Norfolk Southern train late Monday.

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The Fort Payne Improvement Authority, in conjunction with more than 2,000 other utilities across the country, celebrate Public Power Week this week by acknowledging their commitment to the customers each electric provider serves.

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The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation Wills Valley Recreation Center now offers game days twice a month for ages 55 and up.

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The Fort Payne High School Robotics Team addressed the city council Tuesday to ask for a $1,000 appropriation for this year’s BEST Robotics competition. The acronym, which stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology, challenges students to discover solutions for daily challenges t…

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Chris Clark, field coordinator with RA-LIN and Associates, Inc., presented the Fort Payne school board with a progress report last week on the construction management of the new elementary school.

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Captain Lee Traylor of the Fort Payne Police Department became one of only two department officials to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Session No. 277 Sept. 13.

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The Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center is set to host its third annual Run for Rescue 5K on Oct. 12.

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The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday passed Resolution 2019-29, granting tax abaatements to G2 Supply, LLC for their expansion into Fort Payne.

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center are excited to announce the opening of The Children’s Advocacy Center Thrift Store. A “Pre-Grand Opening Sale” will be held at the Minvale Baptist Church Family Life Center during Boom Days. The store will be op…

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Fall is right around the corner and with it comes the 64th Annual DeKalb County V.F.W. Agriculture Fair set to take place from Sept. 23 until the 28.

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Fort Payne High School has begun offering baseline concussion screens for all high school student-athletes this year.

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The Fort Payne Board of Education approved its $32.5 million budget at Thursday’s meeting for the 2020 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019.

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Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA is postponing the remainder of its "50th Anniversary Tour" due to lead singer Randy Owen's ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. The group had hoped to continue its record-breaking 50-city tour, however, doctors have advised more t…

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The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold an Opportunity Zone Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the DeKalb Theatre.

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The Fort Payne City Council carried out Tuesday’s meeting agenda after acknowledging the absence of Councilman Gerald “Red” Taylor. Council President Brian Baine announced that Taylor was having a heart catheterization procedure done and asked that the community keep Taylor and his family in…

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Family Services of North Alabama welcomed the community to its Open House event Monday evening at the DeKalb County Health Department.