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Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine said the city council is still awaiting an opinion from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on whether they can legally go through the Amendment 772 process to help Mater's owner Chris Roberts offset his costs to re-do the sidewalk since the work has already happened.

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Dist. 24 State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, delivered a State of the State address Thursday evening at the Fort Payne City Auditorium, giving a preview of what Alabamians can expect in 2023 as he takes on the role of House Speaker.

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The Fort Payne Police Department solved the case of multiple break-ins of mini storage units with an assist from the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, Summerville Police Department, Trion Police Department, and Rainsville Police Department, arresting three people on a variety of theft charges.

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The Northeast Alabama Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots continue their toy collection drive. They say the need is greater than ever this year. 

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The Salvation Army is a United Givers Fund agency that provides emergency aid in the form of clothing, food, medicine, utility assistance, shelter and transportation. Service center and thrift store are located at 450 Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne. 

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Fort Payne High School seniors Jordan Binkley and John Riley Thompson have won the Alabama Fourth Congressional District Congressional App Challenge.

 

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Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Janet Ruth Wisner Burton with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has deep roots in DeKalb and Marshall counties.

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Alabama Lead Singer Randy Owen and co-founder/bassist Teddy Gentry draw numbers during the Christmas for Kids event at the Alabama Fan Club and Museum on Saturday. It marked the first such occasion since the announcement that founder Jeff Cook passed away earlier this month following his str…

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The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold the State of the State Address with State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter on Thursday, December 1st at Fort Payne City Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

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Jacob Jones and Mike Gant of the Fort Payne Street Department install Christmas lights along Gault Avenue on Monday morning. They braved freezing winds to mount the holiday display. The blinking snowflakes are among the 150+ lights city workers will place to add a festive flavor to the seaso…

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Fort Payne-Main Street is bringing some early Christmas magic to town with a synthetic ice-skating rink to be located at the Rotary Pavilion at the intersection of Godfrey Avenue and 5th Street next to the Alabama Walking Park.

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Absence amongst students has been an ongoing battle for school officials for as long as anyone can remember. Even movies glorifying skipping school to have adventures, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” being the most prevalent example. However, Ferris was dangerously close to chronically absent, wh…

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Marked for Life Ministries is preparing to move into a new location as the nonprofit evangelical prepares for a distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the VFW Fairgrounds. 

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The Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne went to Fort Payne High School this week to watch a demonstration of the school system’s drone program led by Steve Black and demonstrated by Frankie Solis. 

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Fort Payne honored those who answered their nation’s call at a Veterans Day Ceremony this week at Fort Payne High School. 

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Our continuing spotlight on the agencies sustained by contributions to the United Giver’s Fund of DeKalb County now highlights the Fort Payne-DeKalb Child Development Center, which is in its 47th year of providing quality, comprehensive childcare for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and sch…

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The Fort Payne Improvement Authority has officially cut the ribbon on its new Davis Gap Substation, which went online Nov. 4. 

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CASA Director Kelly Klein spoke to the Fort Payne Lions Club this week. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children going through the judicial system in DeKalb County. Contact Klein if you would like to help with the CASA Christmas Party for the children they serve. See casaof…

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As the news spread that Alabama's Jeff Cook had passed away, reactions poured in from some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Travis Tritt, Ricky Skaggs, Jason Aldean, Lee Greenwood, Mike Love, the Bellamy Brothers, and many others.

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The Fort Payne Board of Education held an emergency called meeting this afternoon. The single item on the agenda was to accept the resignation of Melinda Dean, from any and all positions, within the Fort Payne City Schools, effective Nov. 9. Dean has worked in that position since 2010. 

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Some teachers that you’ll meet in your life will inevitably leave a mark on you for the rest of your life. Whether it’s through their intelligence on a subject or life in general, or simply their ability to keep your attention regardless of the subject matter, these teachers are people that …

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The Christmas decorations are not quite up yet, but the bargains have begun. Several downtown Fort Payne retailers participated in the weekend's Fort Payne Main Street Open House. Shoppers looking for great deals included, above left: Elle Kate Patterson of Fort Payne and Callie Hicks of Lin…

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Authorities confiscated more than 3,000 grams of methamphetamine and over 3,000 grams of marijuana. They also uncovered suspected drug trafficking/manufacturing operations and seized undisclosed quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, suboxone, guns, drug paraphernalia and cash.

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Chris Roberts joked at a Wednesday work session of the Fort Payne City Council that if he “had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked about Mater’s, the restaurant would already be paid for.”

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Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine greets DeKalb County Council on Aging SeniorRx Coordinator DiAnne Callahan and Nutrition Coordinator Joann Davenport Carter during a senior health fair held Thursday in Fort Payne. 

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Pictured, from left: Executive Director Elizabeth McElrath, Past President Kyle Burt, Treasurer Brian Baine, and Board members Phyllis Reagan, Robin Cochran, and Amy Spurgeon.

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All tickets for this Friday’s Fort Payne High School football playoff game with Decatur are on GoFan and FPHS says it will not be able to sell any “cash tickets” at the gate as it normally would. 

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This is just one of the beautiful scenes you can find across scenic DeKalb County right now. 

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Fort Payne’s Holiday Open House is Nov. 4-6 as the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and Fort Payne Main Street team with participating merchants to offer a wide variety of goods including jewelry, antiques, clothing, footwear, embroidery, home décor, candles & art, children’s items, Christ…

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 Fort Payne Firefighters Edgar Joi and Caleb White visited Mother's Day Out. They met the following children: Front row, Aurora Silvia and Annabell Hester. Back row: Thomas Carr, Silas Hilyer, Emmett Appleton and Roman White.

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Fort Payne High School JROTC cadets helped the N.E. Alabama Marine Toys for Tots load 200 toys. Pictured are Bronson Burtrell, Isaac Meadows, Lucas Blevins, Jesse Phillips, Braulio Perez-Felipe, Eli Bryant, Kai Facteau, Alhana Ogle, Nikolai Fowler, Nathan Harbin, James Pope; Front, from left…