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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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Hello, my name is Kerry Jones and I’m seeking your vote for Fort Payne City Council. I’m a single father of four children with my 6-year-old daughter still at home. I’m a member of the Class of ‘85 at FPHS, a graduate of NACC criminal justice program where I transferred to AUM. I’m also an E…

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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.

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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…