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   Fort Payne Times Journal (Newspaper) - November 10, 2007, Fort Payne, Alabama                                Meet The Artists Though northeast Alabama's charms have never been a secret to local residents, it seems that the rest of the state - not to mention the nation - is learning that DeKalb County is rich. � Inside Living Shooter Set Free The man who shot and paralyzed Alabama Gov. George Wallace during a 1972 presidential campaign stop in Maryland was Teleascd fiuiirpmon-Friday -after serving 35 years of his sentence. Arthur H. Bremer, 57, left the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown before sunrise. � Page A9 Paul Finebaum In the professional life of Tommy Tuberville, which of the follow- ing men would you ______     say has had the most influence and impact? Would it be Jimmy Johnson, his mentor and guiding light? Or would you go with Dennis Erickson, who gave him his first shot as a defensive coordinator? � Page A2 MARKET The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 220 points Friday. � Page A2 FORECAST HIGH   Today will feature go    plenty of sunshine with clear skies and chilly temps at night. � PageA2 Low 36 INSIDE Calendar................A5 Classified................B4 Comics..................B2 DearAbby...............A2 Living...................B1 Obituaries...............A3 Opinion.................A4 Sports Extra...............C1 Stock Report.............A2 Vol. 129, No. 224 This Heehdhiooo Friday's Games � Berry at Valley Head � Clements at Plainview � Cleveland at Fyffe � Geraldine at Colbert County � Moody at Fort Payne_ The postseason has officially arrived for five of nine teams in DeKalb County. The run for state championships has begun. This is what the planning, preparation and hard work is all about. Both Fort Payne and Fyffe continued their perfect seasons into the playoffs Friday night. Plainview and Valley Head, both region champions, didn't have to gas up the INSIDE TODAY buses this week as both played host to their respective first-round opponents. Geraldine had a tougher start playing on the road. For all the teams that have made it this far, the season just started. The uphill road to Birmingham and the Super Six is in sight. - Jared Felkins SCOPING THINGS OUT Times-Journal photo by Dusty Plunkett Johnnie Tollison sets scopes and binoculars out on a table as he prepares for the Gun and Knife Show at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne. The show will be from 9 a.m. until 5p.m today and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Schools get introduced to arts � Big Wills Arts Council partners with Fort Payne schools By Greg Purvis gpun'is @ times-journal.com A grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts will introduce an artist residency program designed to give Fort Payne students a greater appreciation of the arts. "This program will enhance art appreciation," said superintendent Jimmy Cunningham. "This is really a great oppor- tunity for our students." The Big Wills Arts Council, using corporate sponsors, will match the $14,760 grant, which was recently awarded to Executive Director Russell Gulley. "This is going to be a great opportunity to use art as a teaching tool," Gulley said. � See Arts, A3 Jimmy Cunningham Roads, bridges get eye � DeKalb legislators will accompany county officials on annual tour By Greg Purvis gpurvis@times-joumal.com . The DeKalb County Commission plans  to  discuss  the  upcoming Alabama    County    Commission Association's road and bridge lour. This program Meeting � What: DeKalb County Commission meeting. � When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. � Where: Activites Building. we need their allows county officials to setup a "ride along" program with state representatives. "It allows us the opportunity to show our representatives where help," County Engineer Philip Widner said. "We actually take them to roads and bridges within the county [jurisdiction] that are in need of additional funds from the Legislature. Wc can show them, firsthand, what we need." The road and bridge tour is scheduled for the last week in November, with a specific date to be set. The commission will also review a proposal funded with federal money expected to pay the lion's share of re-striping about 71 miles of DeKalb County roads at Tuesday's commission meeting. The federal money, allocated through the Alabama Department of Transportation, provides funds for repairing roads where road condition may have played a contributing role in accidents, according to Widner. "DeKalb County actually is one of the lowest ranked counties in the state � See Roads, A3 It's time to go turkey trotting � Event will celebrate DeKalb County farmers with music, food, activities By Greg Purvis gpuivisc times-journal.com The annual Historic Turkey Trot takes place in downtown Collinsville today. The event is a local tradition that dates back to 1912, and has grown bigger and better over the years, according to Collinsville Mayor Jimmy Carter. "It's a lot of fun, and we try to really have something for everyone," Carter said. "It's a great opportunity to bring the family and spend the day with friends and neighbors." The Turkey Trot - named for a popular song in the early 20th century - began when a local merchant decided to hold an event to encourage business. The fun begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Collinsville. On a stage assembled off Main Street, two bands will play throughout the day. Still Kickin' will perform country and Southern, rock, and Bluegrass Boulevard will treat the crowd to tradi- � See Trot, A3 _. Submitted photo The annual Historic Turkey Trot is set for today in downtown Collinsville.   

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