PHOTO: DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett and Board Member Mark Richards hang out on Geraldine’s new bleachers. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Sports Editor GERALDINE, Ala. — Friday night, as fans gather for the Geraldine season

PHOTO: The Fort Payne Superintendent Jim Cunningham discusses the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan with the board. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At Thursday’s meeting of the Fort Payne Board of

PHOTO: James Trammell Warren, 39 of Bridgeport was caught in a stolen vehicle, with growing marijuana plants and a pistol yesterday. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Sunday, August 27th a Deputy was assisting Fort

PHOTO: Jason Lee Loudermilk, 31 of Sylvania, was arrested yesterday regarding the 2015 murder of Kenneth Dewayne Shaw. Loudermilk is the third person arrested regarding the case since it occurred. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala.

PHOTO: Rainsville Fire Chief Willimac Wright (Center) and Captain Derrick Summerford with representatives with BlueScope Buildings. (Rainsville Fire Department) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Recently, the Rainsville Fire Department received help from local businesses to upgrade equipment

(Marla Jones | Southern Torch)  Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council had a productive meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the city’s regularly scheduled council meeting. During the workshop segment of the meeting, Rainsville citizen, Sonja

PHOTO: (Left to Right) Pedro Pasqual Andres, Pedro G Andres, and Michael Pedro Andres, all of Boaz, were arrested on drug and weapons charges. (Boaz Police Department) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, (August 22) the DeKalb

By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to a release from Michael Edmondson: Aspiring to continue serving the citizens of DeKalb County in law enforcement, Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson has announced that he is seeking election as Sheriff of

PHOTO: The Sylvania Junior Beta Club present their winning competition for the board. The team won second place in the state competition and second place in the national competition in Orlando this year. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett,

PHOTO: Bobby Ledbetter of Twin City Used Cars does more than just sell quality used cars, he goes above and beyond to support the community! (Twin City Used Cars | By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala.