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(File Photo) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: In today’s high-tech environment our law enforcement officers face new challenges with cyber criminals manipulating computers, cell phones, and the internet to threaten our

PHOTO: DeKalb County superintendent, board members, and employees with the new buses! Pictured: Dewayne White-Shop Foreman, Jason Mayfield-Chief of Staff, Matt Sharp-Board Member, Dr. Jason Barnett-Superintendent, Mark Richards-Board Member, Dr. Keith Atchley-Transportation Supervisor, Brian Thomas-Assistant Superintendent. Board Members not pictured: Jeff Williams-Chairman,

PHOTO: Robert Carl Bannon of Ider was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office for having contact with his victim.(DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s

PHOTO: Over the weekend, DeKalb County Schools was notified that the glasses that were purchased for viewing the eclipse were not, “sourced from a recommended manufacturer,” and were not recommended for use. Students will be able to view the eclipse via

PHOTO: Councilmen Gerald Taylor and Wade Hill discuss the issue before voting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at the Bottom) In today’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, Ordinance

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to a release by the Fort Payne Police Department: On Sunday August 13th at approximately 1:30 in the morning a disturbance broke out at Ol Tymer’s BBQ Restaurant located at 2207 Gault

PHOTO: Andrew Michael Hussey, 43 of Fort Payne was arrested on several charges stemming from threatening electronic communications sent to several victims in the Fort Payne area. (Fort Payne Police Department) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the Fort

PHOTO: Katina Blanchett discusses the proposed home to the crowd at a meeting of the Rainsville Zoning Board. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) RAINSVILLE, Ala. — At tonight’s meeting of the Rainsville Zoning Board, Katina Blanchett (Director) and Jordanna Rowley (Co-Director)

(“Town of Ider” | wikipedia.org) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com IDER, Ala. — On Friday at approximately 5:30 pm, an employee with the Town of Ider was arrested regarding theft from the town. Pamela Thompson Harris was arrested on four

PHOTO: Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson announced his run for Sheriff this morning at the DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club, and already declared candidate, Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden addresses the crowd. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing