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City Councils in Fort Payne and Rainsville have voted to approve resolutions declaring mayors elected to the office without opposition. Brian Baine, left, will formally become Fort Payne Mayor on Nov. 2 while being sworn in with the council members elected. He is currently the council presid…

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Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt is seeking a second term as mayor of Rainsville. Lingerfelt stated, “Rainsville is a great place to live and raise a family. It has been an honor to serve as mayor, and it would be a privilege to serve again.”

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Polyvance is currently offering two types of hand sanitizer to help fill the supply gap in today’s market. This project was the brainchild of a couple of our factory employees as a way to both help people out and to use our idle machinery and supplies.

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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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Monday, at the Rainsville City Council meeting, Matthew Cooley was promoted to the rank of captain in the Rainsville Fire Department.

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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.