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The SAM Foundation held its first Sowing Seeds of Hope Fundraiser last weekend in Fort Payne.

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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.

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The Fort Payne Police Department reports a pedestrian was struck by a Norfolk Southern train late Monday.

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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.

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The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation Wills Valley Recreation Center now offers game days twice a month for ages 55 and up.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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The Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center is set to host its third annual Run for Rescue 5K on Oct. 12.

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The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday passed Resolution 2019-29, granting tax abaatements to G2 Supply, LLC for their expansion into Fort Payne.

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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…

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Fall is right around the corner and with it comes the 64th Annual DeKalb County V.F.W. Agriculture Fair set to take place from Sept. 23 until the 28.

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Fort Payne High School has begun offering baseline concussion screens for all high school student-athletes this year.

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The Fort Payne Board of Education approved its $32.5 million budget at Thursday’s meeting for the 2020 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2019.

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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…

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The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold an Opportunity Zone Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the DeKalb Theatre.

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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…

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Family Services of North Alabama welcomed the community to its Open House event Monday evening at the DeKalb County Health Department.

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Landers McLarty Ford of Fort Payne, in partnership with the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center, is hosting its first Adoptable Pets Event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The DeKalb RC Flyers and the Friends of DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center will celebrate National Model Aviation Day this Saturday at Jacoway Field in Fort Payne from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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A Georgia man is asking for help from local DeKalb County residents to join him in keeping up the Lower Sulfer Springs Cemetery in Fort Payne.

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The Fort Payne City Council heard from members of the DeKalb Tourism Board as they gave updates on recent tourism numbers released by the Alabama Department of Revenue.

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Pete the Cat Day was held at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pete himself greeted children downtown and Fort Payne native and author James Dean signed Pete the Cat memorabilia. The event was the second of its kind and is set for the first Saturday…

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Fort Payne Mainstreet is gearing up to host its second Latino Festival set to take place on Aug. 3 at the Fort Payne Rotary Pavilion.

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The mayors of DeKalb County had their quarterly meeting at DeSoto Golf Course Thursday to carry out business and to listen to guest speaker Secretary of State John Merrill while networking over a catered dinner.

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Fort Payne Main Street and the City of Fort Payne welcome the 2nd annual Pete the Cat Day August 3 at the historic DeKalb Theatre downtown.

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"In God We Trust,” the national motto of the United States, is making its way back into the schools and DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett became the first person Tuesday to receive a poster of the motto.

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Secretary of State Republican John Merrill has announced his candidacy for United States Senate. In an exclusive interview with the Times-Journal Thursday Merrill talked about the three foundational points of his campaign.

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Fort Payne City Park saw the opening of the new swing installment sponsored by Optimist Club and Plasman Corporation LLC Monday.

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The American Legion Post 89, of Fort Payne, presented a Gold Star to, Shirley Deerman, the sister of PVT Harvie Hicks, who lost his life on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on February 3, 1942. This was the sinking ship of a troop ship that is memorialized at the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in Phila…

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Iconic country group ALABAMA will soon add another accolade to its long list of achievements. On Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Joe Bonamassa announced the band (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen) as 2019 inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Additionall…

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Willowynn Art Expressions is hosting an event called Art Expressions in the Park on July 23 at the Fort Payne City Park.

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The Go Native app went live in Fort Payne July 8. This means that now, whether you live, work, or are just sitting at the sports complex in Fort Payne, you can have food delivered to you from a number of local restaurants.

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A group of 22 members from the Cherokee Nation from Tahlequah, Oklahoma visited Manitou Cave of Alabama for the first time Saturday.

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The Players in Progress will present the classic play “Parfumerie” at the Fort Payne Opera House this weekend. The show is a delightful mix of romantic comedy and slice-of-life workplace drama, Director Emily Lewis said.