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House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, has led the effort in Alabama to provide funding for the state’s public schools. 

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Fort Payne has completed the process of taking over the Terrapin Hills sewer system after extending lines to connect to replace a failing, privately-built lagoon system in the subdivision. Approximately 200 homes are affected. 

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Located on Grand Avenue in Fort Payne is a little-known therapy clinic named Therapy Junction, headed by Dr. Paige Wright. 

Therapy Junction just celebrated its second birthday after the clinic’s abrupt start. 

 

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Rotarian Steve Brewer hosted businessman Jerry Clifton during the September 13 meeting.  Clifton relayed his efforts around Fort Payne to attract business to the heart of the cultural areas of our community by revitalizing historic buildings through his real-estate purchases.  He has been re…

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Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook and his wife Lisa promoted their non-profit foundation during Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce event hosted at Cook Castle Thursday evening. 

 

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Few people have the patience and temperament to be teachers. Dealing with all manner of children, all with their own likes and dislikes, each one learning in their own way.

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The family of Lisa Ann Millican seeks to raise public awareness about a ballot measure this November that would prevent another family from going through what they experienced when, in 2009, then-Governor Fob James issued a surprise commutation of the death sentence faced by their loved one'…

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DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow has been elected to serve as a member of the 2022-2023 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewide association representing Alabama’s 67 county governments. 

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Deputies and agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, along with police officers from several local jurisdictions, intercepted large quantities of hard narcotics and drug paraphernalia during multiple traffic stops and search warrants served in recent weeks.

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Buying a new vehicle in the current economic landscape can seem like a truly daunting task. With the current financial instability, the stress of a large purchase can be taxing. However, the weight of this decision can be mitigated by buying a pre-owned or “used” vehicle.

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After a brief pursuit a pursuing DeKalb County deputy conducted a pit maneuver on County Road 51, South of Collinsville, on Thursday morning to stop an Albertville man suspected of a burglary in the Lakeview Community.

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Part of the appeal of what brings tourists to Fort Payne is its scenery — the city sits at the foothills of Lookout Mountain. Readers asked The Times-Journal to look into what’s happened at the Fort Payne Quarry, an open pit surface mine located at 2200 Godfrey Avenue S.E. from which trucks …

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From a young age, some know exactly what they feel called to do. Educators like Houston Henderson feed their own curiosity and want to spread that inquisitive itch to the next generation.

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30 years ago this week, The Times-Journal previewed the DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair as organizers planned it ahead of the start in early October 1992. Staff Writer Steven Stiefel captured this image of a clown at the previous fall’s county fair and interviewed Chairman Charles Stephe…

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Teachers set the very foundation upon which everything is built but rarely get the credit. The vast majority are underpaid, constantly fighting an uphill battle and never getting the thanks they deserve.

Today we recognize Steven Goff, a former Marine and a current government and economics teacher at Fort Payne High School.

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Members of the Hannah White Arnett Chapter NSDAR enjoyed the Sept. 8 program presentation by Peter Leavitt, a.k.a. “Peter the Patriot.” Peter arrived as a Minute Man, gave historical speeches and brought many articles, books and weapons from the Revolutionary War era. All were impressed by h…

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After two years of constant road construction, work by contractor Wiregrass Construction on the northbound lane of Interstate 59 in Fort Payne is complete. All that remains is for the roadway to be accepted by the state for maintenance, according to Alabama Department of Transportation North Region Public Information Officer Seth Burkett.

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Several new businesses are opening in DeKalb County this month, according to the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and other sources.

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Opening night of this year’s Boom Days Festival will have a thoroughly local feel as familiar musicians take to the big stage next to the Rotary Pavilion and Alabama Walking Park on 5th Street NE to kick off the fun on Friday, September 16.

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Since the N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League Detachment 1404 took over the Toys for Tots campaigns in 2013, the group has distributed 55,560 new toys to 8,881 children in DeKalb County.

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The Fort Payne City Council passed a 2023 budget that includes a two-step cost of living adjustment for all city employees and continues an increase in the compensation for staff with Commercial Drivers Licenses.

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A collaborative effort between local churches to help Kentuckians during recent flooding resulted in thousands of donations.

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At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Fort Payne City Council was expected to pass its 2023 budget and authorize purchases related to the renovation of the Sports Complex.

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When a teacher remains at their post for several years, they become a pillar of the school in a sense. Teaching year after year, leaving an influence on any number of students. Seeing students grow and change as they graduate and move on in their lives time and time again. Amanda Wells of Fort Payne High School is one of these pillars.

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It’s funny how life works out. The path you happen to waltz down could be entirely different from how anything was “supposed” to work out. That’s exactly how Steven Black came to be the figurehead and architect behind the burgeoning Fort Payne High School AV and Communications program. 

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The Celebrate Life Sav-A-Life Banquet is an annual event hosted by Sav-a-Life of DeKalb County, Inc. This year’s banquet will be the first since the United States Supreme Court decision in June of this year to uphold the Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health case, overturning both Roe v. Wade (197…

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Isbell Field, Fort Payne’s airport, will get a boost from a $829,227 grant announced Tuesday. 

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Northeast Alabama Community College President Dr. David Campbell announced Thursday that NACC has submitted initial plans to establish a women’s softball team at the college and will build a women’s softball stadium on campus.

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New information was shared, but the outcome was the same as the Fort Payne City Council voted this week to approve a memorandum of understanding with Marathon Realty Corp., the real estate arm of K-VA-T, Food City’s parent company.

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A bit of economic good news was overshadowed Tuesday at the Fort Payne City Council meeting as Mayor Brian Baine was authorized to enter into a contract, on behalf of the city, to sell property on Highway 35 adjacent to the old Jefferson’s restaurant to Mahogany Properties LLC, the developer…

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Isbell Field, Fort Payne’s 63-year-old municipal airport, will get a facelift from an $829,227 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration to repair the taxiway. 

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The Fort Payne Board of Education met last Thursday in order to settle several key decisions that needed to be made. Many of these were personnel changes and pay updates to match county rates to combat the substitute teacher drought the school system has been facing this year but there were also a few articles dedicated to restoring and changing the definition of property that the school system owns.

 

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Over the last few years, The Fort Payne High School’s drama program has succeeded in terms of winning awards at district competitions, and even some state awards, competing at the Walter Trumbauer High School Theater Festival.