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   Fort Payne Times Journal (Newspaper) - August 15, 2007, Fort Payne, Alabama                                TODAY: Sunny most of the day and hot. High, 102; Low, 67. Details 2 DEKALB COUNTY'S August 15, 2007 ONI JNE: WWW.TIMES-JOURNAL.COM OLDEST NEWSPAPER Only 50 cents WEDNESDAY #      the family table INSIDE LIVING GETTING READY VALLEYHEAD SHOWS INTENSITY INSIDE SPORTS TODAY'S HEADLINES Help For Farmers \ The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency will accept applications for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program through Sept. 14. � Page 12 k YOUR RIGHT TO KNOT Will Councils i�The Fort Payne City Council Will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall. � The Henagar City Council will meet Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. at City, Hall__________......______...... � The Ider Town Council will meet Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Commission � The DeKalb County Commission will meet Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Activities Building. School Boards � The Fort Payne school board will meet Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the central office. Other � The DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the USDA Service Center in ftainsville. � The DeKalb County Hospital Association Board will meet Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Ambulance Service on Airport Road in Fort Payne. Master Of Disguise Whether you are planning to remodel or paint a faux finish on a wall I've f^^^m^m 80t some ^�^�^ helpful hints. The secret to both is replanning. Here are some tips to preserving your sanity through a home improvement project. � Page 9 MARKET The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 200 points Tuesday. � Page 2 INSIDE Calendar..................2 Classified................10 Comics...................9 Dear Abby................2 bbituaries.................3 Opinion...................4 Sports......................5 Stock Report..............2 TV Guide.................2 Vol. 129, No. 161 To subscribe, call (256) 845- 2550 or 1-800-34TMES Marijuana f aim busted More than $100K in pot plants were seized By Greg Purvis gpurvis@times-journal.com DeKalb County Drug Task Force agents discovered 80 marijuana plants worth $160,000 on Lookout Mountain Tuesday. "We received some information, and from there Agent Jim Phillips began an investigation," said Task Force Director Darrell Collins. "The investigation ultimately led to seizing about 80 plants that BEATING THE HEAT were being grown on property off Highway 35 on Lookout Mountain." Collins said the federal Drug Enforcement Agency assigns a value of $2,000 to marijuana plants. "Using this evaluation, we seized 80 plants that were 3 to 5 feet high worth $160,000 on the street," Collins said. i See Marijuana, 3 Times-Journal photo by Dusty Plunkett Fort Payne Officer Randy Garrison helps unload more than 80 marijuana plants that were recovered on Lookout Mountain Tuesday. Times-Journal photo by Dusty Plunkett Brett Roberts cools off at a water fountain during football practice at Fort Payne High School on Tuesday. New license annex OK'd in Rainsville � DeKalb will soon have two driver's license offices By Kelly Townsend ktownsend@time-journal.com Driver's licenses will soon be renewed in Rainsville as well as Fort Payne. The DeKalb County Commission unanimously approved Tuesday to hire an employee to run a new driver's license machine at the Rainsville Annex. "On Aug. 27, we will put someone to work," Probate Judge Ronnie Osborn said. "We will take a week to train them and the machine will be in place and ready to go as soon as the DeKalb County Commission issues the order." President Sid Holcomb said the machine will cost $19,068 and Rainsville, through the help of Sen. Lowell Barron, gave $25,000 for the machine. DeKalb County Administrator Matt Sharp said Rainsville cut the city a check for $25,000 to cover other operation costs, such as $500 for installation and $600 per month for the phone line. "Sen. Lowell Barron was able to provide the city of � See Licenses, 3 File photo Probate Judge Ronnie Osborn spoke to the commission about a new license annex in Rainsville. I College enrolls many � Numbers already beat last year with registration not over By Greg Purvis gpurvis@times-journal.com As children mourn the end of summer and return to the world of schoolbooks, officials at Northeast Alabama Community College are making room for a crowd. "Our enrollment is substantially higher than last � See NACC, 3 Pets get overheated too File photo DeKalb SPCA Director Freda Waters is taking heat precautions. i Animals need help beating record heat � First Southern XV9Ze   State Bank y^-yyuv All The Bank You'll Ever Need Serving Jackson and DeKalb counties since 1910. MEMBER FDIC FARMERS WIRELESS 261 2D Gaull Axe, Ft. Payne  516.2100 1-M0497-411O By Greg Purvis gpitrvis@times-journal.com As DeKalb County suffers through record-breaking summer temperatures, it's important to remember that pets aren't quite as proficient at staying cool as people. For people, staying cool during an Alabama August heat wave can be as simple as turning down the air conditioner and staying out of the sun. But for animals - especially pets that spend a lot of their time outdoors - keeping cool is serious business. As the heat index soars to 110 degrees or more, keeping cool can be a matter of life or death. "When our pets get too hot, their systems start to shut down,"    said    Meredith � See Animals, 3 Photo courtesy Tigers for Tomorrow Katie, a resident tiger at Tigers for Tomorrow, pounces on a chicken-filled ice pop recently. The exotic animal rescue shelter has provided relief from the heat through several different methods as temperatures have reached 100 degrees and above.   

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