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City Councils in Fort Payne and Rainsville have voted to approve resolutions declaring mayors elected to the office without opposition. Brian Baine, left, will formally become Fort Payne Mayor on Nov. 2 while being sworn in with the council members elected. He is currently the council presid…

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Fort Payne Superintendent Jim Cunningham offered a deeper look into what school will be like when students return on August 12.

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Officials visited the site of the new school in Fort Payne last week to view its construction progress. City Council President Brian Baine and Council member Lynn Brewer, along with Superintendent Jim Cunningham and Principal Jennifer List, were given a tour of the facility. The Fort Payne s…

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The first 100% electric-powered school bus in the Southeast has been delivered to the Fort Payne City Schools and will be put into service as part of the bus fleet for the 2020-21 school year starting Aug. 12 for students.

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With 80% of city students planning to return to school next month, the Fort Payne City Council is still planning to donate money to the Fort Payne Board of Education for purchasing school supplies and for teachers to add resources. About 650 students are opting to attend via the internet.

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Trends come and go like the never ending tides, but if home decorators wait long enough trends that went from hot to not will eventually roll back in. One of those trends is wallpaper.

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Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser said he is concerned about the impact of social distancing on the 2020 Census, as well as a decline in sales tax revenues resulting from the months-long coronavirus shutdown. The silver lining is that it could have been far worse.

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The annual “Operation Back to School” fundraiser to help DeKalb County children in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources is underway.

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Process of voting during Primary Election runoff looks different during pandemic, many chose to vote by absentee ballot

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Sarah Rutledge, a lawyer and resident in Fort Payne, was recently crowned in the Miss Alabama United States in the Alabama United States National Pageant.

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State and local education officials are pressing forward with plans to reopen schools this fall under a “roadmap” provided last week by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and local planning.

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After touring the new school under construction on June 25, members of the Fort Payne Board of Education were so impressed with how it is taking shape that they couldn’t give it a bland name. After eliminating several possibilities from a list of suggested titles suggested by the teachers wh…

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The coronavirus has disrupted a long list of 2020 events, and the city’s annual Independence Day festivities can be added to that list. The public will still get to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show, but they’re encouraged to do so from their car instead of gathering as a community at the F…

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The Fort Payne City Board of Education plans to visit the new intermediate school campus immediately before its regular monthly meeting June 25.

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Terrapin Hills is celebrating a half-century of offering social opportunities and competitive sportsmanship. The golf course located at 5501 Club Drive in Fort Payne was developed in 1967 by John Paul Crow, Sr. and opened for public play in 1970.

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The LRAC board recently discussed whether to postpone its Chalk Art event on June 27, taking into consideration the continued rise of positive COVID numbers in Alabama. It was decided to “pivot” to a degree so that we can provide the safest environment for everyone.

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Southern Star Quilting, also known as The Little Rag Quilt, of Fort Payne was selected by GlobalGiving as a Red Backpack Fund Recipient, to receive a $5,000 grant from The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Fort Payne City Council voted June 16 to suspend its rules and approve an ordinance setting qualifying fees for the mayor and city council elections. It will cost $50 for candidates to formally enter the municipal race on August 25.

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At Tuesday’s Fort Payne City Council meeting, Commandant Charles Martin presented a plaque of appreciation to Mayor Larry Chesser and the council “in appreciation for your commitment and support to the N.E. Alabama Marine Corps League, Detachment 1404, from 2013-2020”.

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The Fort Payne High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is offered to any high school student that would like to join the program. Within this program, there are many things students are able to do. Whether it’s teaching a class, joining a team, joining the battalion st…

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The We’ve Got Your Back Community Garden project, that began earlier this year at the corner of Airport Road and Old Waterworks Road in Fort Payne, continues to see progress.

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The DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center began a soft opening under specific guidelines following Gov. Kay Ivey’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions in June.

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The Fort Payne City Council met briefly on June 2 to pass Resolution 2020-25, authorizing and approving an application to the State of Alabama for Community Development Block Grant and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for proceeding with demolition of the old DeKalb County Gener…

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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…