PHOTO: Republican candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden addressing a crowd in Henagar last night. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden is announcing today that

PHOTO: Due to the cold weather during last year’s paving project at the crossing in Rainsville, the asphalt did not seal properly. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) Marla Jones, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In October 2017, the Rainsville City Council

PHOTO: Cole Lyles slides into third in Tuesday night’s 12-0 victory over the Geraldine Bulldogs to win the DeKalb County Baseball Championship! (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor SYLVANIA, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils (16-2) defeated

Board Buys New Buses

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Alabama Schools) By Marla Jones, Reporter The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Board heard several presentations regarding the new buses and property tax renewals. Transportation Supervisor Keith

PHOTO: Anthony Brett Kessler (19 of LeHigh Acres, Florida) was arrested for making a terroristic threat to conduct a shooting at Fort Payne High School. (Lee County Sheriff’s Office) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — After an investigation

PHOTO: Photos from last year’s Race to Embrace! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a little over two weeks, the Fort Payne Optimist Club will be holding their 10th Annual ‘Race to

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — On Sunday, April 1st, a 1 percent sales and use tax increase will go into effect for the Town of Valley Head. The Town Council passed

PHOTO: (Todd Greeson for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Republican candidate Todd Greeson kicked off his campaign for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk March 8th 2018 at the Coal and Iron Building in Fort Payne. The event

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor NEW HOPE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Lady Wildcats won four games last weekend to win the New Hope Softball Tournament. In the series, the Lady Cats defeated DAR, Madison Academy, Skyline and tournament host,

PHOTO: Run for Uganda was once again, a big success! By Marla Jones, Sports Editor RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Despite the bad weather, runners from across the state, came to participate in the Run for Uganda on March 17, 2018 sponsored by the Rainsville