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The Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting last Friday afternoon to discuss and approve moving forward with the 2020 Rainsville Freedom Fest.

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In response to the lack of hand sanitizer available in the stores currently, Polyvance is using its spare manufacturing capacity and ready supply of isopropyl alcohol to make hand sanitizer.

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As communities continue to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a multitude of establishments, including local libraries, have remained closed to the public to help slow the spread.

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Last week the Rainsville Mayor Roger Lingerfelt and Councilmen Bejan Taheri, Ricky Byrum and Derek Rosson traveled to Montgomery to promote the City of Rainsville and its future improvements.

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In Monday's work session, the Rainsville City Council heard from Pam Clay, representative of the DeKalb County Economic Development Authority, requesting the council to consider granting a tax abatement to Rainsville Technology, Inc.

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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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Business owner Rodney Williams spoke to the Rainsville City Council on Monday night, but the council did not abolish an ordinance that pertains to a rental property and lease fee.

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The Rainsville City Council announced Monday it had received three bids for the two-part expansion of the city sewer line from Hwy 75 to Everett Road in Rainsville.

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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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Kindergarten students from Plainview High School display their pillowcase costumes, necklaces, and headbands they have been working on in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Rainsville’s annual Christmas Parade is always special, but this year’s event on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. will commemorate 60 years of bringing joy to local families.

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Plainview third grade students enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast Friday in the company of educators and family who gathered for their annual celebration at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum.

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The City of Rainsville is gearing up to host its Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at their new location in the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center.

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The city of Rainsville held a public hearing Thursday to hear feedback from residents and builders about the introduction of a city building inspector.

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Rainsville’s 60th Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. this year. Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Goff said the city is anticipating a “big turnout” for this years Christmas parade.

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Monday, the Rainsville City Council approved to have a public hearing on Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. to discuss the possibility of hiring a building inspector.

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On Sept. 29, the Rainsville Police Department received a call of a burglar alarm at 5 Star Foods located at 982 Main Street E.

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The Rainsville Police Department held a moment of silence at the First Responder Memorial in the city park last week for a Tuscaloosa police officer who was shot to death on Sept. 16.

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The Rainsville Police Department and the Rainsville Fire Department have organized a day of remembrance to honor the first responders, victims and survivors of 9/11.

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Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith was recently recognized for completing 80 hours of an executive law enforcement program.