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As concern about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus grew in March, Alabama issued public health orders suspending public gatherings and ordering restaurants to limit their sales to take-out or delivery orders. On March 27, “non-essential” businesses were closed, including entertainment v…

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Chandler Webb, right, a new graduate of Gautier (Mississippi) High School, window shops outside Katherine’s Framing in downtown Fort Payne with his grandmother, Terri Spiers, also of Gautier, and great-aunt, Mickie Dunbar, who is from Las Vegas. Swarms of people at the beach got the Memorial…

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In tough times, people step up with a desire to do something to help. One Fort Payne couple decided to express unity with their neighbors by painting palettes with patriotic displays.

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The City of Fort Payne’s Public Works Department is preparing the lot at the corner of Gault Avenue and Fifth Street North for a multi-purpose project, according to Public Works Director Tim Williams.

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Fort Payne Improvement Authority is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $20,000 to fund various organizations aimed at helping the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Each Fort Payne High School senior will be limited to six guests, who collectively will be expected to maintain a 6-foot separation from other groupings. The event on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8 p.m. CST will be livestreamed on FPTV for those who are unable to attend. Seniors are not require…

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Each senior will be limited to six guests, who collectively will be expected to maintain a 6-foot separation from other groupings. The event will be livestreamed on FPTV for those who are unable to attend. Seniors are not required to attend to get their diplomas.

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A single-vehicle crash at 1:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, has claimed the life of a Fort Payne man. Joseph Edwin Dean, 43, was killed when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving left the roadway on Interstate 59 and struck an embankment. Dean, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at…

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Some believe the Class of 2020 got a raw deal, with their long-awaited and traditional-filled send-off diminished by the social distancing brought on by efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus. But Fort Payne City officials and Fort Payne High School Principal Brian Jett are making an ef…

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For a century, Renfro focused on manufacturing millions of pairs of socks every week at its U.S. facilities. That is until March 2020, when it became apparent that the company’s design and manufacturing expertise could be used to provide millions of face masks to companies and communities to…

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A pandemic and a flood weren’t enough to take out Fort Payne’s only radio station, WZOB 1250 AM. They only missed about a week of broadcasting despite five feet of water filling the building 24 days ago.

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An antibody test for COVID-19 is now being offered at Boxed Leaf Co. in Fort Payne. Instead of looking in our throats for the coronavirus itself, these tests look for signs in our blood that a person had it and developed antibodies to fight the virus.

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A lot has changed over the past eight decades – much of it spurred by an April 12, 1940 vote for the City of Fort Payne to form a local organization to sell electricity.

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Ashley Mathews, director of operations and development at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, is collecting “Kindness Rocks” that will be placed in the DRMC courtyard and throughout the grounds of the hospital for encouragement during this challenging time.

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Barring any future notices the Alabama State Parks remain open and are business as usual. Please visit our social media pages and alapark.com to stay informed on any future announcements.

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Drier weather will allow the Patriots Memorial Park Board to install long-awaited brick pavers and benches inside the park, which sits on land adjacent the Rotary Pavilion at the corner of Godfrey Avenue and Fifth Street NE.

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Thursday’s Fort Payne School Board meeting was the first since a state of emergency was declared on March 13 and Gov. Kay Ivey ordered closure of all public K-12 schools in Alabama until April 6 to contain the spread of COVID-19. It also may be the board’s last face-to-face meeting for a whi…

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The Fort Payne City Council will postpone its Tuesday night council meeting and reschedule it at the normal time of noon on Tuesday at the City Hall council chambers.

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Greyhound Bus Lines and Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Tuesday at the new bus stop location at the CITGO on Highway 11 near the I-59 entrance/exit. At the ribbon cutting were Amy Weikel, Jennifer McCurdy, Mark Szyperski, Brian Baine, Charman Howell, Linda Beville and An…

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The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in the U.S.

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Fort Payne, Alabama – DTPM, Inc. is proud to announce the development of a novel test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as the Wuhan Coronavirus. DTPM is a nationwide provider of laboratory products, services, and solutions partnering with laboratories since 1993 to provide instrumentati…

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At last week’s Fort Payne Board of Education meeting, it felt a bit like city students were taking over the world as Superintendent Jim Cunningham recognized a long list of kids and their teachers/coaches accomplishing impressive things.