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Leadership takes many forms, but at its essential core is a willingness to step up and take decisive action to tackle an issue that needs attention. Leaders may also be followers who still stand out and do great things by virtue of volunteering to take on projects and advance worthy causes t…

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February 1, 1956, Autherine Lucy of Birmingham became the first African American to enroll at the University of Alabama. Her stay at the school ended abruptly, however, as she was suspended and then expelled amid campus unrest. Permanent integration of the university would be delayed until 1…

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There is so much I could write about it when it comes to the cesspool that is national politics in this day and time.

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I’m excited to join The Times-Journal as the newest staff writer. Allow me to tell you a bit about myself and how my life has taken me around the world and back.

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There are several things I wanted to mention to our readers…

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With the turkey leftovers warming in the microwave, we are officially in the 2020 holiday season. We hope everyone experienced an enjoyable Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, even if the annual festivities felt surreal and were scaled back as a precaution to limit community spread of the co…

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We always encourage our readers to shop local this time of year, but this is especially important as we enter the traditional holiday shopping period in a year when so many people are desperately hurting.

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With regard to the letter above, Mr. Turlington has written many letters for many years to The Times-Journal, and we respect our readers’ opinion.

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Tricia Clinton-Dunne was a force for good here at The Times-Journal and for the community during her 15 years with the newspaper.

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It’s now been six weeks since the Aug. 25 Municipal Election that left four seats open on the Fort Payne City Council.

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The DeKalb County 4-H Teen Club pitched in to lend a helping hand Monday in an effort to clean up the old DeKalb Farmer's Co-op building on south Grand Avenue. The Co-op recently vacated the building in order to move the new facilities on 20th street north, and the DeKalb County ARC will be …

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The Times-Journal would like to thank the cities and residents in DeKalb County for their efforts in honoring the birth of our nation this Independence Day.

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Roy Moore, the former and twice-booted chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is searching his ego once again about a run for public (office).

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More than a month ago the Fort Payne Times-Journal was purchased by our former managing editor and the current owner of Fort Payne Publishing Inc., Patrick Graham.

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"In recognition of the contributions made by women to the cultural, political, economical and social life of our city," Mayor Fred Purdy proclaimed June 7 as a day of recognition for the endeavor. It is also on that date that a traveling exhibition Faces and Voices of Alabama Women will prem…

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The Times-Journal was purchased by Patrick Graham from Southern Newspapers Inc. as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The purchase by Graham, who was the managing editor of the Times-Journal from 1996 to 2000, will be a memorable one for the archives because the Times-Journal has been owned by …

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Ladies, and gentlemen, we have to be proactive when it comes to our health.

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I knew nothing about journalism when I first started working here at the Times-Journal. One morning in March, Tricia and Bradley interviewed me and despite my lack of experience, the two of them decided to go out on a limb and hire me.

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On Saturday, the Fort Payne Police Department and Wills Town Rats have a special “bike night” event to help raise money for Dade County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Maj. Tommy Bradford.

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BIRMINGHAM– U.S. Senator Doug Jones today praised the decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt harmful tariffs on newsprint from Canada imposed by the Trump Administration earlier this year. Senator Jones has consistently fought against these tariffs due to the significan…

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In the April 6, 1988 edition of the Times-Journal, the Fort Payne High School Key Club, Future Farmers of America and Students Against Driving Drunk, held a poster contest promoting seatbelt safety in the community. 

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I usually don’t choose to voluntarily scare myself, but you just got to indulge every now and then.

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The Rainsville Freedom Run 10K and 5K this weekend was a huge success.

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With the announcement of headlining acts earlier this week, we are officially in Boom Days mode here in Fort Payne and at the Times-Journal.

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It’s already been a long political season.

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If there’s something Alabama voters can count on during campaign season, it’s the inevitable bombshell that has nothing to do with the actual business of governing.

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The Times-Journal hosted its annual event recognizing DeKalb County’s top leaders on Tuesday night at Vintage 1889.

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Listed to your left is a sample ballot for the June 5 primary vote in regard to special election school tax renewals. 

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I got a strange call Thursday morning. You know that feeling when you hear something and it doesn’t quite register at first? It was one of those moments.

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The Times-Journal is working with the Fort Payne Rotary Club to host a forum for candidates for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge seat on May 8.

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You’ve read articles in the Times-Journal, editorials and letters about the importance of these taxes and how necessary they are for all of our schools’ operations. We will be running the ballot in the weeks leading up to the election. We at the Times-Journal ask that you vote in favor of th…

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Alabama voters will go to the polls on June 5 to cast votes in the Republican and Democratic primaries, with the winners squaring off in the Nov. 6 general election.

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This month we have run several things in the paper about cleaning up DeKalb County and voting ‘yes’ to the ad valorem tax to help our schools.

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Friday was the best day of the year for the Times-Journal. The Optimist Club hosted the 10th Annual Race to Embrace event Friday at Fort Payne High School.

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It would be difficult to find a group of people that loves animals more than the Times-Journal. Inside today, we have run a full page of animals that need to be adopted at the DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center.

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Today is officially the Times-Journal’s last daily edition. The T-J will pick up on Saturday and into next week with its new three-day print cycle.