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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday authorized a memorandum of understanding between the city of Fort Payne and the Fort Payne Board of Education concerning the use of new and additional tennis courts.
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 …
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.
At Thursday’s meeting, the Fort Payne Board of Education accepted a bid for renovation of four existing tennis courts and four new courts.
Fort Payne Pediatrics has partnered with University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics, hosting pediatric specialists in the Fort Payne office.
The DeKalb Area Governor's Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities Awards Program was held Tuesday at the Coal & Iron Building in Downtown Fort Payne.
Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, officers responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries in the 7000 block of Greenhill Boulevard.
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.
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.
Fort Payne High School student Kristen Fowler addressed the board of education on Sept. 26 to tell about her recent experience with the JROTC Varsity 3-Position Air Rifle Team.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Perry Perry, the founder of FineTune Events and Enrichment, in partnership with Fort Payne Main Street, has organized Fort Payne’s first Downtown Art and Business Crawl.
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…
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…