(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett, DeKalb Co. Schools will be closed today due to icy conditions. Fort Payne City Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy will also be closed due

PHOTO: A month after the deadly dog attack in Section that took the life of Emily Colvin, the fate of the dogs and the owners are still being decided in Jackson County. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing

PHOTO: Zachary Loy Whitworth (43 of Attalla) was arrested last Thursday on Child Pornography charges after he admitted to looking at it on his cell phone. (Etowah County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports  ATTALLA, Ala. — According to the Etowah County

PHOTO: The scene on Government Circle in Geraldine where two were killed in an early morning apartment fire. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports GERALDINE, Ala. — Two fatalities have been confirmed in an earlier morning apartment fire in Geraldine,

PHOTO: Ricky Shane Flynt (40 of Centre) and Cody J. Haney (24 of Centre) were arrested yesterday on charges related to drug distribution. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports  CENTRE, Ala. — According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office: Cherokee

PHOTO: Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith conducts a review at the final classroom session of the second . (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Police Department is now accepting applications for their

(File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — With temperatures remaining bitter cold throughout the weekend, warming stations are available in DeKalb County to those without heat. The National Weather Service – Huntsville forecasts temperatures to dip

PHOTO: Centre native Andrew Jones, a small business owner and farmer, has announced his campaign for District 10 in the Alabama State Senate. The seat is currently occupied by Senator Phil Williams (R – Gadsden) who announced he won’t be seeking

PHOTO: MERF 2018 Scholarship winners, Pictured Left to right: August Shanklin, Devin Leps, Brooke Moore, Kara Goss and Josie Crider. (Not pictured are Sarah Blalock and Angela Hadley). (Contributed Photo | MERF)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala. — For the 2018

PHOTO: Summer McWhorter, DeKalb and Cherokee’s newest Assistant District Attorney, with Judge Shaunathan Bell and District Attorney Mike O’Dell. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On January 1, 2018, District Attorney Mike O’Dell appointed Summer McWhorter as the