PHOTO: June Brewer was honored by the DeKalb County Commission on her retirement from The Council on Aging on Tuesday. The council helps provide a link to essential services for DeKalb County’s senior citizens. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler

PHOTO: The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made law enforcement agencies across the country rethink their tactics during active shooter situations. The reaction of officers on the scene in Florida earlier this month indicates that these lessons were not instilled

PHOTO: 39 year old La Morris Strickland of Roanoke, Alabama was arrested after stealing a beverage struck, and then assaulting police officers. (Collinsville Police Department) By Staff Reports COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — According to the Collinsville Police Department: On Tuesday, February 27,

PHOTO: (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow is announcing his candidacy for reelection. Mr. Harcrow is a resident of Ider and grew up in Rainsville. He has been married

PHOTO: Sandy LeAnn Chambers (25 of Sulligent) was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances for meth and spice along with possession of drug paraphernalia after drug activity was reported at a Scottsboro motel. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office) By Staff Reports

(Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hazel Haynes is a candidate for DeKalb County Board of Education, District Four. She is a graduate of Ider High School, Northeast Alabama Community College, and Jacksonville University with degrees in

PHOTO: The new Fort Payne flag is a combination of two designs from Jeff White and Constance Price. By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Towards the end of Tuesday’s Fort Payne City Council Meeting, Fort Payne Mayor

PHOTO: Representative Tommy Hanes (R – Bryant) is co-sponsoring Rep. Ainsworth’s legislation to allow trained school administrative staff and teachers to carry a firearm on campus. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – In the wake of the tragic Florida school

PHOTO: Ever Faithful, Ever Loyal: The Timothy Alexander Story is now available for purchase. By Staff Reports Authors Timothy Alexander and Tim Stephens are proud to announce the release of their new book, “Ever Faithful, Ever Loyal: The Timothy Alexander Story.”