PHOTO: Board Member Mark Richards discusses the situation at the pickup line at Geraldine School. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. – (Video at the Bottom) To begin the workshop, Carol Hiett, who is in charge

PHOTO: Michael Duran Havis, 28 of Guntersville was arrested by the Fort Payne Police Department after calling 911 and reporting that a black male in a hoodie was firing shots in the area of 101 14th St W in Fort

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) The following letter was submitted to the Editor by DeKalb County Citizen Robert Crumley on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. If you have a letter to the editor you’d like to submit, send it to

PHOTO: Sandra Lafferty, who has more than 60 television and films credits including The Hunger Games and Walk the Line, talks to Fort Payne High School Drama students. (Contributed Photo | Randy Grider) Contributed by Randy Grider, Mentone Arts and Cultural

Contributed by Regina Boatwright, Wills Valley Elementary School Guidance Counselor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Through weekly lessons, second graders learn the art and skill of relating to others. Since January of 2017, two Fort Payne High School students have been

PHOTO: Nathan Williams, 40 of Ider was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: DeKalb

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville Fire/Rescue Chief Willimac Wright issued a statement on a new program the department is doing to help ensure more residences have smoke detectors: The death toll for residential home fires in

PHOTO: Jeff J. Lowe and Janice M. Lowe, both of Centre, were arrested after a meth lab and firearms were found during a joint raid between Cherokee County Deputies and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

PHOTO: DeKalb County Engineer Ben Luther asks the commission to approve the vacation of several areas of county roads. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at the Bottom) To begin

PHOTO: Earlier today, the Fort Payne City Council held a Special Called Meeting to authorized the city to apply for a grant that would begin a new sewer project. The project will hopefully resolve the situation with the failing Terrapin