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By Marla Jones, Reporter FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, May 12, 2018 the DeKalb County Republican Party held its regularly scheduled breakfast at Western Sizzlin in Fort Payne. Alabama’s 54th Governor, Kay Ivey made a stop on her campaign tour,

By Staff Reports DeKalb County Schools seniors will begin walking across the stage to accept their diplomas as early as this weekend. Here is a full list of the graduations of all DeKalb County Schools: Sylvania – May 18, 6pm at the

Contributed by Jason Barnett, Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools I ask for your continued support of local schools on June 5, 2018. Citizens of DeKalb County: On Tuesday June 5, 2018, people across DeKalb County will return to the polls and exercise

By Staff Reports Washington, D.C. — According to the Officer of Senator Jones: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (Ala.) today co-sponsored the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (PRINT Act) to address the crisis facing printers and community newspaper publishers in

By Marla Jones, Reporter CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — Officials were called to a possible drowning at Martha’s Falls in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. At approximately 1:30pm on Saturday, May 12, a 14-year-old youth went under the water and

By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the Fort Payne Police Department: On May 10 at approximately 8:50pm a home invasion occurred at a residence on the west side of town.   The victims state that a white male subject entered the

By Staff Reports UPDATE (May 14, 2018): Fort Payne falls to Homewood in the State Championship Homewood scored two goals in a two-minute stretch late in the second half to seal a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Fort Payne in the AHSAA

PHOTO: Cade Willingham was named the All-DeKalb County Most Valuable Player (MVP) for 2018. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Sports Editor   DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Twenty-seven local athletes were chosen to the 2018 All-DeKalb County Baseball Team. Fyffe,

By Staff Reports CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — It’s grown to the point of becoming a crisis across the nation – law enforcement officials are finding themselves in a position where they are forced to deal with people suffering from a variety

A Virtuous Woman

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. My mother, Annie Lee Samples was such a woman.  On Mother’s Day, I have fond memories of my mother. She left this