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The Fort Payne Main Street organization met with downtown store owners at The Strand restaurant to brainstorm ways to better capitalize on upcoming events and adopt new ideas for getting their cash registers ringing.

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School counselors not only advise students about improving their grades and planning their futures. They are also a source of comfort for troubled children facing a long list of stressful concerns like mental health issues, financial difficulties, behavioral problems, parent-child conflict, …

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Thursday evening, the Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theatre began its run of an original play, “Deliver Us From Mama!” at Fort Payne First United Methodist Church.

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Longtime local chiropractor Richard M. Ferguson Jr. passed away last week at the age of 94. He enjoyed a rich life of service to his country, his family and his community.

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A group of young musicians from Fort Payne’s Chris Roberts School of Music will perform a tribute to the late Buddy Holly this weekend at the DeKalb Theatre. Tickets for Saturday’s 7 p.m. performance are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. It is sponsored by the school and by Akins Furniture.

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Fort Payne Superintendent Jim Cunningham used the portion of the school board meeting reserved for his comments to recognize several facets of the city school system that are making an impact statewide.

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Riding the school bus is typically a mundane rite of passage for many kids, but some Fort Payne students will soon get a preview of the future of transportation when one of Alabama’s first-ever 100 percent electric school buses pick them up for the daily trip to class.

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When Vernon Gould of Fort Payne was born, Woodrow Wilson was president, the average home cost $5,626 and the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified to give women the right to vote. In fact, he feels a bit like the fictional character Forrest Gump, who had a knack for being in the…

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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…