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An Ider woman was arrested Monday on charges of rape and sexual abuse following an investigation by the DeKalb County Criminal Investigations unit and the Jackson County Department of Human Resources. 

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Kristen Rice Perry, 30, of Ider, was charged with second-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault following an investigation by the DeKalb County Criminal Investigations unit and the Jackson County Department of Human Resources. Her bond was set at $45,000.

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When someone works for years and years, putting all of their efforts into their craft, it can be incredibly disheartening for that work to go unrealized. There are many people who put all they can into what they do, all for it to be hardly recognized. Thankfully, this is not the case for Sha…

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Ider’s Austin Cross, right, runs for a 44-yard, first-half touchdown after catching a pass from teammate Dylan Grant against North Sand Mountain at Wayne C. Hardman Stadium on Friday night. The Hornets lost 42-18 and dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in Class 2A-Region 7. Benjamin Smith rushed …

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The DeKalb County Board of Education presented employee of the year awards to various individuals throughout the county who, according to their peers, demonstrated exceptional efforts in their campuses and fields on Thursday.

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DeKalb County narcotics agents, deputies and the department’s Criminal Investigations unit arrested 16 individuals in recent weeks on drug-related charges and shut down a marijuana growing operation they discovered at a residence on County Road 51 in Fort Payne while serving a search warrant…

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Authorities recovered a utility vehicle stolen from Ider High School on May 1 after the principal asked the public for help on Facebook.

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Local police officers and narcotics agents discovered lots of meth, marijuana, fentanyl, kratom, drug paraphernalia and stolen firearms while serving papers and conducting traffic stops on the roads of DeKalb County last month.

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One graduating senior from each of the nine high schools choosing to participate in the DAR Good Citizen Contest sponsored by the Phillip Hamman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in DeKalb County will be honored Feb. 15 during a reception to be held at Hunt Hall in Fort Payne. The overall winner for DeKalb County will be announced during the event.

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Kenneth D. and Myra Lynn Kilgore, of Ider, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24th. The couple was married in Lakeland, Fla., on Dec. 24, 1976, and they have been residents of DeKalb County since November 2000. The couple will spend their anniversary and Christmas with family.

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Ider blanked Falkville 14-0 in a Class 2A, Region 7 game at Wayne C. Hardman Stadium on Friday night. Pictured above, Ider’s Hunter Robinson, right, carries past a Falkville defender as teammate Ben Smith looks on. Further game details were not available before press time.

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Ider fell to Pisgah 28-6 at Sam Kenimer Stadium in Pisgah on Friday night. Pictured above, Ider’s Ben Smith (6) runs behind a block by teammate Hunter Robinson (2). Further game details were not available before The Times-Journal went to press.

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Congratulations to Wootten Farms of Ider as the 2020 state winners in the Alabama Soybean Yield Contest sponsored by the Alabama Soybean Producers. Their irrigated yield was 82.1 bushels per acre. Pictured, left to right, are Jared, Hayden and Jamey Wootten. The Wootens were recently present…

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The Ider Homemakers Club met and elected our Key Member for 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, most of the 2020 meetings were put on hold or held in a limited capacity. We are very grateful, as I am sure most everyone is, that this virus may be waning.

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Alabama Highway 117 was closed for several hours on Wednesday from the Flat Rock four-way to the Jackson/DeKalb County line due to a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle before 10 a.m. central time, according to Flat Rock’s Tri-Community Fire Department. Also responding were the C…

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Marching band members from various DeKalb County Schools represented the county at the Alabama Bicentennial Parade in downtown Montgomery last Saturday.

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IDER, Ala. – For 60 years, the Valley Head Saddlery LLC has carried on the proud tradition of manufacturing, selling and repairing saddles. They’ve adapted to a number of challenges during those six decades.

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Local author Jerry McAbee held a book signing at the Ider Library recently. McAbee told those attending about his book and how the title of the book, “Stubborn Men and Parched Corn,” which is told from a southern soldier’s point of view during the Civil war, is ironic because in his book he …

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Sitting just off of Highway 75, close to the Ider-Henagar line, is a familiar building that has been the staple of the small community for nearly 30 years. The building, which was the original home of The Cabbage Bowl, has underwent several changes in ownership and name through the years. Th…

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Ider High School student, Mycah Swift, said the “Shop with a Cop” program will be able to help over 50 children receive Christmas gifts this year.

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Ider native Mycah Swift will once again host the “Christmas in the Park” on Dec. 8 to sponsor her toy drive program, “Shop with a Cop.”

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Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, is pleased to announce that 159 students made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the summer semester.

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Durell and Lynn Owens are continuing a fundraiser for Ider Schools’ William Rogers Center of Learning this year with a barbecue competition and a few new additions, including the sponsorship of Alabama Barbecue Association and Kansas City Barbeque Society.

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The 10th annual Race to Embrace was held at the Fort Payne High School football stadium on Friday.

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Republican candidate Todd Greeson kicked off his campaign for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk on March 8 at the Coal & Iron Building in Fort Payne.

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Taylor Shannon and Anna Daniels are both seniors at Ider High School, and the two are the first female high school students to compete at the state SkillsUSA competition in the welding category.

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Ad valorem renewal was an important topic discussed in the monthly DeKalb County Board of Education’s regular meeting.

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After 64 years of perfecting the art of hairstyling, local barber Buddy Hastings has recently put his hair clippers away for good. But before permanently closing the door to Hasting Barber Shop in Ider, Alabama, one last customer occupied Hastings’ barber chair.

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An Ider man was arrested on drug charges after officers with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a residence on County Road 788 in the Ider community.

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Ider High School on Thursday honored men and women for their service to our nation in the U.S. armed forces at a Veterans Day program in the high school gym.

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Deputies have recovered two vehicles that were reported stolen over the past three weeks.