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Rehearsals are underway for the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center’s annual Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre with performances planned for Feb. 6-8, 10, 13-15. The event was renamed last fall in memory of longtime playwright Eddie McPherson, who died Nov. 17 at age 57.

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Last Saturday the Gigawatts attended the kickoff of the FIRST 2020 Infinite Recharge game at the Space and Rocket Center. This year the event is sponsored by Star Wars: Force for Change so elements of the game have a Star Wars theme. The Fort Payne Gigawatts team now has until April to const…

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Fort Payne Parks and Recreation is one of five rural agencies in the nation selected by the National Recreation and Parks Association to participate in a Rural Learning Collaborative. Fort Payne will join Bainbridge Island, WA, Leadville, CO, Slatington, PA, and Newport, OR in this unique op…

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DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow recognized local law enforcement during a Thursday ceremony in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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The City of Fort payne agreed to grant GH Metal Solutions with a tax abatement that will equal $80,000 for new equipment upgrades at the facility, where more than 350 are employed and $8 million worth of equipment is being added.

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Kim and Jeff Hall, franchise operators of the Fort Payne Chick-fil-A restaurant, announced the local location achieved the 2019 Symbol of Success Award, Chick-fil-A’s highest honor for a restaurant operator.

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In these are scary times, the list of things to worry about seems to grow daily, but there are things we can do to take back some control and prepare our families for a variety of threats. Preparing a plan and communicating it to everyone in the household goes a long way toward making tough …

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The one thing you’d expect to find inside a former train depot would be artifacts about the railroad, but that wasn’t the case until recently at the Fort Payne Depot Museum, a converted depot for the Alabama-Great Southern Railroad for about 85 years that was purchased by preservation-minded…

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The Fort Payne City Council will be meeting for a work session after the first of the year to discuss final layouts of the newly proposed sports complex.

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Those who have fond memories of the popular downtown bar and grill Mainstreet Deli will get to reminisce as the building takes on new life to ring in 2020 as “NYMD” aka “Not Your Mama’s Deli.”

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Mark your calendars for the second America’s Best Care Plus Pharmacy Breakfast with Santa fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 14, at Applebee’s in Fort Payne.

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Santa Dash is set to kick off the Fort Payne Christmas Parade on Dec. 9, through downtown Fort Payne.

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The Candy Cane Lane trees have arrived in the Alabama Walking Park and are being decorated by sponsors ahead of the city’s Christmas in the Park festivities tomorrow evening. Members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department showed up to add their solar-powered Christmas lights and ornaments…

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When the band Alabama heard that the Marine Corps Toys for Tots of DeKalb County needed help with their campaign, the boys from Fort Payne were quick to partner with the organization, and scheduled the Christmas in Dixie celebration to help collect toys for the underprivileged children of De…

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DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Elizabeth Wheatley has announced that the CAC’s annual Dinner Theatre Fundraiser has been renamed the Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre in memory of Eddie McPherson, who died Nov. 17 at age 57.

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When families visit the City Park in Fort Payne for the annual Christmas in the Park event, they typically have to wait in line for their children to visit Santa Claus and tell him what they hope to get under the Christmas tree at home. This year, they’ll get to enjoy a brand new backdrop ar…

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In the summer of 1969, some of Fort Payne’s most historic structures appeared doomed, but a group of concerned citizens decided the historic Opera House and Fort Payne’s train depot – constructed to support the dreams of New England industrialist investors– were worth restoring and preservin…

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Michael S. Digby, MD, and his wife, Cassandra D. Digby, NP-C, wanted to include the word “family” into the name of their new dermatology practice in Fort Payne, Renew Family Dermatology, to emphasize that they welcome everyone as patients. They also like the expression of their Christian fai…

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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 …