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PHOTO: DeKalb County native Nakia and The Blues Grifters, will be performing on the main stage at 3:30 pm at Fort Payne’s Boom Days. (Contributed Photo |Reuben Atkins) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At this weekend’s Boom

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Boom Days 2017 Festival is upon us! The events and performances will be from Thursday, September 14th – Saturday, September 16th. In edition to the performances and events,

PHOTO: Ginny is a former Leesburg Town Clerk and is currently employed by the City of Gadsden. House District 39 covers all of Cherokee County, the City of Piedmont in Calhoun County, and portions of DeKalb and Cleburne Counties. The seat

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following are reported incidents, arrests, and accidents from the Fort Payne Police Department for Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10. FRIDAY, September 8 Reported Incidents (9/8) Theft of Property – Occurred at Wal-Mart, soap, body

PHOTO: Verlon and Mary Ruth Stiefel with their certificates and gifts celebrating 68 years. Mary Ruth is holding a plaque from Governor Kay Ivey. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FYFFE, Ala. — On December 17th,

PHOTO: 24-year-old Tyler Ryan Blansit of Mentone being escorted from the DeKalb County Courthouse this morning. Blansit plead guilty to the 2015 murder of his mother. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com  FORT PAYNE, Ala. —

PHOTO: Butler is running for Senate District 10, which covers part of DeKalb County and is currently held by Senator Phil Williams, who announced earlier this year he would not be seeking re-election. (Contributed Photo | Mack Butler for Senate) By

PHOTO: The DeKalb County Commission reviews bids for paving materials at today’s (September 12th) commission meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Video at the Bottom) At today’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission,

(DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hurricane Irma passed through the North Alabama area late yesterday, with rainy and windy conditions continuing through today. The storm caused havoc in Florida, and caused widespread

PHOTO: The city council discusses surplussing of the police department’s old body cameras and the cage from a patrol car. By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held it’s regular meeting on Thursday last week due to the Labor Day