PHOTO: State Senator Steve Livingston (R – SD 8), which represents most of DeKalb County, announces his re-election bid. (Contributed by Senator Steve Livingston) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — State Senator Steve Livingston (R) will run for a second term, he

PHOTO: City Attorney Rocky Watson puts on his “citizens hat” to share his thoughts on the proposed sales tax. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) After opening with a

PHOTO: John Christopher Hunter, 34 of Valley Head (bottom left) was arrested on several outstanding warrants, Eric Shane Freeman, 48 of Sylvania (top left), was arrested on federal warrants, Christopher Allen White, 41 of Henagar (bottom right), was arrested for drug

PHOTO: 27 year old Gary Anthony Plemmons, of Ider was arrested after a pursuit started on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne, leading officers to Georgia briefly, and ending back in DeKalb County, near Ider. (Fort Payne Police Department) By Staff Reports

PHOTO: Last week, a penny sales tax increase was proposed at a work session of the Fort Payne City Council to fund future projects. We’ve since caught up with each member of the council and Mayor Larry Chesser to see where

PHOTO: Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt gave an update on the action taken by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) in this week’s city council meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video at the

PHOTO: The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Joseph Wayne Willis of Fort Payne, who was wanted for a burglary in DeKalb County. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigators has had an ongoing

PHOTO: Lyles comes to Ider after a successful stint as an administrator in the Fort Payne City School System. (Contributed Photo) Contributed by the DeKalb County Board of Education IDER, Ala. — Wayne Lyles was named principal of Ider High School during the

PHOTO: Lion’s teammates get set for a drill at workouts last week. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor CROSSVILLE, Ala. — For my fifth stop of Inside the Huddle, I travelled south to visit the Crossville

PHOTO: The new physical location for DeKalb County School’s Virtual Academy (DVA), located off of Highway 75, between the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center and Hilltop Gas Station. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) Contributed by the DeKalb County Board of Education RAINSVILLE,